Yerevan History Museum
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Address: 1/1 Argishti str., Yerevan
Working days: Monday-Friday
Working hours: 10:00-18:00
Yerevan History Museum was founded in 1931. Since 2005, Yerevan History Museum has been established to the address 1/1 Argishti street, in the nearby territory of which, many years ago, the well-known fortress of Yerevan was situated. Yerevan History Museum together with Yerevan Municipality forms a sole architectural complex. Yerevan is one of those unique cities in the world where the cultural centre, the museum, in subjection of Municipality is in the same building. Naturally, it has its positive aspects. It opens an interesting perspective for the activities of the museum in political, republican and international spheres. More than 87,000 museum pieces are kept in Yerevan History Museum. They represent the material and spiritual culture from ancient times till our days.
Here are exhibited: the Yerevan on maps (in 1655 the French traveler Jean Batiste Tavernier visited Yerevan. In his notebook he painted the plan of Yerevan); the portrait of Alexander Tamanyan, who is the founder of the soviet architecture (He transformed the ancient, small and provincial city to a beautiful and modern Yerevan of present); Model of the first tram of Yerevan (in the beginning of the 20th century the only and the general urban transport was the tram of horses made in 1906); National musical instruments of Stephan Boudaghyan (Stephan Boudaghyan was born in 1890, in Tabriz, Persia, in the family of carpenter-furniture maker. He learned the profession from his father and for a long time he made hand works from wood); Press and publications in Yerevan (the first printing-house of Yerevan was founded in 1874 by Zakaria Gevorgyan. The newspapers and journals were published in Yerevan since the 19th century).
Here are also exhibited the paintings of famous Armenian artists as M. Saryan G.Bashinjaxyan, P.Terlemezyan, G. Gyurjyan e.t.c. How we see the main subject of all these pictures is Yerevan. Here is also shown the camera with the help of which was shot the first sound (synchronic) film “Pepo” in 1935. The director of this film was Hamo Beknazaryan. Here are exhibited the achievements in the field of sport, Armenian Cognac, and more others exponats.
The Museum invites all interested persons on interesting excursions, during which professional guides will tell the visitor much interesting and new about city - as from the first settlings and finishing present-day life of Yerevan.
Collection of archaeology, ethnography, numismatics, fine arts, written records, photographs, etc. kept in the storage of the museum tell about the capital, the past and present of its people.
Yerevan History Museum holds and conducts excursions, game excursions, lesson excursions. Play excursions and lesson excursions differ from classical excursions by the facilitated methods of introducing the material for the preschool and schoolchildren.
Facilities for disabled people include sloping floors, an elevator.
Apart from the main exposition of the museum, there is a hall of temporary exhibitions where thematic exhibitions are regularly held. Museum pieces kept in the storage of the museum as well as works of modern artists are displayed here.