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15 Must-See Museums in Yerevan & Armenia

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Armenia is brimming with history, tourist attractions, natural wonders, cultural scenes, and beautiful destinations. One such place is Yerevan. Yerevan is Armenia’s most enchanting city, whose landscapes are full of captivating art scenes, architecture, and culture through various museums. There are plenty of remarkable museums in Yerevan, which offer an immersive experience to everyone who visits.

Yerevan’s streets are dotted with stunning museums with a century-old history, awe-inspiring arts, classic culture, and breathtaking artifacts. If you are someone who likes to go on a treasure hunt, these museums in Armenia are one of the best places to visit. Let’s dive into the list we have curated, where you can check out the best museums in Armenia.

15 Museums in Yerevan to Visit in Armenia

If you don’t know what else Armenia hides in its bag, look at the below best-kept secrets in the form of museums. These museums glimpse Armenia’s history, culture, art, architecture, and more. So, let’s start reading about them one by one:

1. History Museum of Armenia


The Armenian History Museum is the most popular in the country. It is home to the national collection of artifacts exhibited in the halls of archeology, contemporary history, numismatics, and ethnography. The museum also houses the items that create a picture of Armenian culture and history, which ranges from prehistoric times to the 15th century. The History Museum of Armenia has over 4,00,000 objects, all of which depict the best side of Armenia’s culture and its people from the Paleolithic period to our days.

2. National Gallery of Armenia


The National Gallery of Armenia is one of the most stunning museums in Armenia. Settled on the top floors of the History Museum of Armenia, this art gallery captivates countless eyeballs. The National Gallery of Armenia is a must-visit place for all art enthusiasts. The museum is home to a huge troupe of remarkable art pieces that exhibit world art from ancient times to till date. It houses a wide range of masterpieces from famous European, Russian, and Armenian artists that offer viewers the work of Aivazovsky, Sarian, Donatello, Sureniants, Chagall, Serov, Kandinsky, and other famous artists.

3. Ararat Brandy Factory Museum


The Ararat Brandy Factory is the most prominent museum in Yerevan. Located inside the Yerevan Brandy company’s factory, this museum showcases the process of making cognac and Armenia’s brandy. Armenia is very famous for its brandy production, which is an essential part of its history. Everyone coming to Armenia should at least once experience the taste of its Ararat brandy. It is one of the most significant experiences to take back home. If you don’t drink, you can visit the Ararat Museum and learn about the history of brandy-making & know the secrets of its production.

4. Yerevan History Museum


Yerevan History Museum is one of the most breathtaking attractions to visit in the country. It houses over 90000 exhibits, which include ancient objects, medieval books, military banners, telephones, movie cameras, and much more. There are three exhibition halls in the History Museum of Yerevan. Each hall tells a different story, depicting artifacts of prehistoric times. These halls describe the entire historical succession of the Yerevan city that makes you witness the city’s past, present, and envisioned future. The Yerevan History Museum sometimes organizes educational programs, game excursions, and temporary exhibitions.
 
5. Martiros Sarian House Museum


Martiros Sarian House is one of the eminent museums in the history of Armenia. This museum celebrates the work of a famous Armenian artist of the 20th century who is the founder of the Armenian School of Painting. All the work of his life is shown to visitors at the museum. His art is above and beyond what one can imagine. Martiros Sarian was often known as the Master of Color, whose paintings depict his love for his country through his paintbrush and vibrant hues of colors. The museum is home to over 300 artistic works by Martiros.

6. Armenian Genocide Museum


The Armenian Genocide Museum is one of the most magnificent museums in Armenia. It is one of the most significant museums in the history of Armenia, whose aim is to keep the memories of 1.5 million Armenian victims who lost their lives in the genocide attack of the 20th century alive. It is the most-visited museum in Armenia and is an essential site of Armenia’s architectural brilliance. If you visit this museum, you will be pleased by the panoramic views of Mount Ararat. The Genocide Museum is teeming with the stories of brave men and the artifacts received during that time.

7. Matenadaran Museum


The Matenadaran is a remarkable museum in Yerevan. It is listed among the other famous museums on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The museum has 15 halls that exhibit thousands of artifacts, which include holistic manuscripts, old books, 20,000 ancient manuscripts, documents, and other precious artifacts. In this museum, you can also witness the largest book in the world, Msho Charentir, which has 27.5 Kg. Besides, you can also see the smallest book with a weight of just 19 grams. This museum captures the Armenia’s spiritual culture through the ancient manuscripts.

8. Megerian Carpet Museum


The Megerian Carpet Museum is one of the incredible museums in Armenia. This museum takes you on a journey of carpet-making, art, and handmade antiques. Carpets and rugs play an essential role in showing the Armenia’s culture. These carpets show the work of Armenia’s craftsmanship. The carpets are woven into the history and culture of Armenia. Although you can find these carpets in every nook and corner of the country, exploring the process of weaving, learning about looms, and admiring the antique carpets is worth a visit. If you are fond of traditionally woven carpets, you will be delighted to know that you can take one home with you.

9. Cafesjian Center for the Arts


Cafesjian Center is one of the top-notch museums in Yerevan. Positioned in the heart of Armenia’s capital, Cafesjian offers an array of exhibits. It houses large collections of contemporary art. The whole museum is divided into two parts- the Sculpture Garden and the Art Galleries. The architecture of this building is one-of-a-kind that hasn’t been built in ages. If you get a chance, don’t forget to look at this museum from the top. It looks tremendously beautiful.
 
10. Yerevan Modern Art Museum


Yerevan Modern Art is one of the eye-catching museums in Armenia. Established in 1972, the Yerevan Modern Art Museum was founded by Mayor G. Hasratyan, Henrik Lgityan, and the Armenian Painters. This art museum is home to contemporary and modern art. Many tourists and art lovers visit this museum. The museum was opened with the donations of artists. The names of these artists are Martin Petrosian, Henry Elibekyan, Robert Elibekyan, Rudolf Khachatrian, Minas Avetisian, and more. If you are an art enthusiast, the galleries of this art museum will tempt you.

11. Garni- Historical and Cultural Museum


Garni is one of the best museums in Yerevan. It is one of the tourist spots in Yerevan that has unique artifacts and many unheard stories. It is the only pagan temple in Armenia that is preserved, which has a bathhouse with mosaic floors and other ancient buildings intact. This fortress boasts mesmerizing views of the mountains from this place that will keep the memory of your trip alive forever in your heart and your camera roll. It is one of the must-visit places to visit in Yerevan.

12. Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts


Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts is another stunning museum in Yerevan that tourists always prefer to explore. It is the best place to explore the various artistic works of renowned artists. You can spend hours lingering on the brilliant work of painters. Settled in the beautiful Lori region of Armenia, the Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts is the ideal destination for exploring Armenia’s museums. The museum is located near the many other breathtaking sites you can traverse during your visit to the Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts.

13. House Museum of Lusik Aguletsi


Lusik Aguletsi Museum is one of the best museums in Armenia that represents traditional Armenian designers and clothing. This museum has preserved the traditional outfits of ancient Armenia that represent how people used to dress in past times. In the age of modern clothing, Lusik Aguletsi is a medium to go back in time and experience the richness of traditional clothing. The museum is dedicated to an artist named Lusik Aguletsi, who walked around Yerevan in traditional clothing that she created. This museum was her home, which now showcases a large collection of her outfits from every region in Armenia.

14. Erebuni- Historical and Archeological Museum


Erebuni Museum is one of the famous museums in Yerevan that is focused on Yerevan’s establishment history. Built-in 1968, Erebuni Museum is one of the most-visited museums in the country. The museum has over 10,936 archeological artifacts in the depositories, among which only a few are exhibited for tourists. Erebuni is home to the oldest exhibits and displays the most ancient archeological excavations. The fortress in the museum’s complex is one of the best parts of it. Tourists enjoy strolling along the fortress’s walls and can look inside.

15. Natural History Museum of Armenia


The Natural History Museum of Armenia is one of the most-loved museums in Yerevan. This beautiful museum represents the nature and its diversity. It is home to over 6000 objects. It exhibits a rare type of flora and fauna. Everything in this museum reflects the diverse nature of Armenia. Most of the exhibitions consist of photos related to zoology, botany, geology, replicas of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, and animals, pieces of trees, plant fossils, and much more. The Natural History Museum also hosts exhibitions and occasional events which aim to raise environmental awareness.
 
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