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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
+374 10 562578
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to visit the museum in Yerevan with a tour guide. I was really impressed . Avoid the crowd hours.

Thank mariatasop
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a nerd for old manuscripts and religious books, like me, this place is like heaven. I really enjoyed gazing at all the wonderful miniatures and different calligraphies and languages. The collection isn't huge, but it's definitely beautiful and nicely presented. Entrance fee is...More

Thank BraveJane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Matenadaran has a wonderful collection of ancient manuscripts and books in a wide range of subjects. A great place to visit

Thank TraveledKat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed my time knowing how book-writing and typing has developed in Armenia. Our guide was very educated and the place was very well-organized..

Thank Fadi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a vast collection of more than 23,000 manuscripts and over 500,000 archival documents. The Matenadaran has existed since the fifth century and is one of the world's oldest book depositories. The rooms of the museum showcase a variety of modern languages, with...More

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many beuatifully restored old manuscripts on display that will capture your imagination even if you are not an expert.

Thank NinaSmiles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an absolute must see for anyone interested in literature, history, philosophy, art, and much more. Outside the Matenadaran sits a statue of Mesrop Mashtots, the founder of the Armenian alphabet. Inside, you can find thousands of some of the world’s oldest texts. However,...More

Thank MildaLeo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn’t impressed I’m afraid. Very little accompanying information for the exhibits. Might be different if you get a guided tour but we didn’t see any in English available.

Thank Graeme R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this museum to be much more interesting than I expected. Manuscripts well displayed and guides explanations outstanding.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-see, but we left a bit disappointed. We chose a half day tour of Armenia instead of the full so that we could make the Matenadaran. However, several rooms were closed an hour before closing, and the there was only one floor of manuscripts...More

Thank Ocean8600
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26 October 2015|
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