Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts
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  • Bob R
    Belgrade, Serbia609 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!!!
    Amazing museum - it was like a heaven to me as I adore illuminated manuscripts. Although there are really 4 rooms with illuminated books, it is well worth it. There are other parts of museums with other collections, but illuminated manuscripts are just extraordinary! This one gets perfect 10!!!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 June 2023
  • Aimless Vagabonds
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India79 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the must visit museums in Yerevan
    Initially we did not plan to do a detailed visit of the museum, but we realised that the museum was just a short walk from Koryun Street where we were put up, so we casually walked up to the museum on our way to the cascade. Its justIf you have the choice of visiting just 3 museums among the hundreds of big and small museums dotting Yerevan, do visit this one. This museum is packed with rich history of manuscripts from the region. We would suggest getting a guided tour of the place for better clarity.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Armond V
    Glendale, California189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Matenadaran
    Matenadaran is one of the must-see museums in Yerevan. The historical books and manuscripts are truly breathtaking. The displays are laid out perfectly for everyone to follow and understand. Getting a tour guide is always worth every penny; however, I highly recommend to take the time and read the descriptions as they are very informative.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
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Cloud
Frankfurt, Germany1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
If you are interested in phylology, this is a place to be. Important collection of manuscripts spacing through most languages. All very well taken care of, beautifully displayed, proudly presented to the public.
Written 12 May 2024
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Hilda T
Yerevan, Armenia63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
What an amazing place with lots of history. Highly recommend getting a guide it’s well worth it. I’m Armenian but didn’t really know all that I learned from the guide. Lilit was amazing.
Written 2 May 2024
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George
Artemida, Greece1,793 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very Impressive building but inside there are not many things to see... Unless you are specialised in ancient transcripts... Entrance fee is so small so in case you don't have anything else to do is a nice walk...
Written 23 February 2024
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inneryne2016
Tighnabruaich, UK217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
An impressive building filled with a plethora of ancient manuscripts. Papyrus, parchment, vellum, and paper beautifully preserved. Knowledgeable guides give an educated overview.
Written 19 October 2023
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark873 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
There's a lot of old manuscripts in this museum most of them are religious themed. We had free entrance with Yerevan card.
Written 11 October 2023
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Armond V
Glendale, CA189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Matenadaran is one of the must-see museums in Yerevan. The historical books and manuscripts are truly breathtaking. The displays are laid out perfectly for everyone to follow and understand. Getting a tour guide is always worth every penny; however, I highly recommend to take the time and read the descriptions as they are very informative.
Written 16 September 2023
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Aimless Vagabonds
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Initially we did not plan to do a detailed visit of the museum, but we realised that the museum was just a short walk from Koryun Street where we were put up, so we casually walked up to the museum on our way to the cascade. Its justIf you have the choice of visiting just 3 museums among the hundreds of big and small museums dotting Yerevan, do visit this one. This museum is packed with rich history of manuscripts from the region. We would suggest getting a guided tour of the place for better clarity.
Written 22 June 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
After visiting the Cafesjian Center for the Arts/ Cascade, I went to this museum. I took my time walking to it as it was an uphill walk. Entrance fee is 1,500 AMD per person. I was not offered a guide and was informed that I could use my cell phone to take pictures for free.

There are FREE Toilets in the Basement and FREE Lockers to use on the Ground Floor. Before going upstairs, I visited the Persian Exhibits next to the Toilets Area. There are old pictures of Persian/Iranian people on display and some embroidered tapestries.

At the upper floors are old, colorful manuscripts originating from various countries: Armenia, Greece, Ethiopia, Turkey, Syria, etc. Also on display are tools used to restore these manuscripts. Old bibles in various sizes can be seen here as well as pictures of some monasteries where the manuscripts originated.

Outside areas: There are huge statues on display at the front area of this museum. Also, there is a Gift Shop where entrance tickets are purchased plus some artifacts.

Highly recommended to visit this museum!
Written 15 June 2023
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ABH
Dubai, United Arab Emirates243 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Fantastic history of great nation and must see in Yerevan if you want to get more information on history not only of Armenia, but civilization.
Biggest trouble is rude, uncompetent staff driven in a right direction if you are foreigner. If you speak Armenian and come with kids they hate you and demonstrate that openly. Third floor is a hell when you see a lot of rude and aggressive staff, so when you go there be aware not to make your day uncomfortable.
Written 10 June 2023
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Bob R
Belgrade, Serbia609 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Amazing museum - it was like a heaven to me as I adore illuminated manuscripts. Although there are really 4 rooms with illuminated books, it is well worth it. There are other parts of museums with other collections, but illuminated manuscripts are just extraordinary! This one gets perfect 10!!!
Written 4 June 2023
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