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The History Museum of Armenia is a museum in Armenia with departments of Archaeology, Numismatics, Ethnography, Modern History and Restoration. It has a national collection of 400,000 objects and was founded in 1920. 35% of the main collection is made up of archaeology related items, 8% of the collection is made up of Ethnography related items, Numismatics related items make up 45%, and 12% of the collection is made up of documents. It is regarded as Armenia's national museum and is located on Republic Square in Yerevan. The state financially supports the museum and owns both the collection and the building. The museum carries out conservation and restoration work and publishes works on Armenian architecture, archaeology, ethnography, and history. They also have published a series of reports on archaeological excavations since 1948. The museum carries out educational and scientific programs on Armenian history and culture as well.
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A Fairly good collection of art, I had a good time there.
The huge collection of the National Gallery, ranging from Italian renaissance to modern Armenian artists, will surprise every visitor. It is virtually impossible to walk through all eight of the museum's floors in one day. So, plan your visit to either see what interests you most or break it into several days.
Mesmerizing paintings and artwork. Opens between 11-6 only
Good collection of art
Terrible, no air-conditioning, literally impossible to stay inside... Most of the paintings by the famous artists that we wanted to see we're removed. Rude people at the ticket desk. It's a real shame when you pay to look at paintings but you're actually paying to feel sick from the heat inside instead making the whole experience unenjoyable.
I have to echo some of the comments about the rude staff and shutting down earlier than the times listed. Despite what google maps says, the listed closing time is 16:30 and not 17:00, with a sign in the museum saying last ticket sold at 16:00. I arrived at 15:45, which I know only gives me 45 minutes, but it was my last day in Yerevan and I only wanted to see the more modern Armenian painters (plus the special exhibit of Minas) anyway, and 45 minutes is better than nothing! When I got to the desk the worker told me it was closed! I pointed to the sign saying 16:00 was the last entry and she grudgingly sold me a ticket. You would think they would be more welcoming to people excited about looking (and paying!) to view art. The galleries were stiflingly hot, but there was some interesting Armenian art. I got to the Minas special exhibit and was not allowed in because that was 1000 drams extra and was never offered the option when I bought the original 1500 dram ticket! I ran back down to the desk to get the special exhibit added on, but as it was now after 16:00 she said no. In contrast, the staff at the Modern Art Museum were lovely, and their collection, while smaller, was far richer and very thoughtfully displayed. Skip the National Gallery and head to the Modern Art Museum instead.