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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

53, Mashots Av | Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
+374 10 562578
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53, Mashots Av | Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed today via mobile

The building itself is a masterpiece, I liked the structure and location. Inside there are thousands of manuscripts gathered meticulously from different cultures in different historical periods. Superb, shortly said.

Thank pardis t
Reviewed today

A place the should visit in Yerevan.The museum was very outstanding, though made us sad for Armenian people.

Thank Mitra S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Simply a must see place in Yerevan if you visit here. Shows you how ancient and rich history Armenia has. Huge collection of manuscripts and books here.

1  Thank MICHELLE C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a Museum with thousands of manuscripts dedicated to the Armenian Alphabet and its creator who has a huge statue here ( Mesrod Mashtots ) . Precious manuscripts with Iluminuras , in Silver covers or ivory covers . Our guide ( Hasmin ) was...More

Thank Ilzo A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well displayed and preserved old manuscripts - hindi, persian, english, armenian, farsi and of all sizes.

1  Thank xistinchaos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every guidebook said this was a highlight of Yerevan. Unfortunately I have studied paleography and I'm used to the resources of Cambridge University Library, the British Library and Bibliotheque Nationale. This is three rooms. Some stunning manuscripts, and give the Matenadaran its due, some great...More

1  Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visit. We spent around 1.5 hrs there along with our English guide who was very knowledgeable. This is a must see.

1  Thank Megha B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly I thought I would be bored after 15 minutes but that was not the case. A guided tour is highly recommended. Each display held interest and a good deal of history. Very well presented.

1  Thank binkley007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This as to be among my favorite museums! Definitely pay for a guide or else you will lose a lot. Te stories of the manuscripts were amazing and I was saddened to hear so many were destroyed in time. Te museum is a humbling experience...More

1  Thank Ana-Maria B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These ancient books and documents show the immensity of Armenias cultural legacy. Take an audio guide but beware the static - and go on a trip through an ancient world the formation of the armenian alphabet and the cultural influences from around the globe which...More

1  Thank Lucinda P
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Response from ABW27 | Reviewed this property |
According to the museum's Web site, no, it is not open on Sundays. "The Matenadaran works every day besides Sundays, Mondays and holidays, from 10.00 to 17.00 " See here: double-yu-double-yu-double-yu DOT matenadaran DOT... More
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