Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan

4.7
#3 of 63 in Museums in Armenia
Explore one of world's richest depositories of ancient books and manuscripts at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. Established in 1959 at the foot of a small hill, the archive houses a vast collection of writings on a broad range of scientific and cultural topics, including art, history, philosophy, geography, medicine, literature, languages, and cosmography. Explore the elaborately decorated marble interior, with statues of notable Armenian scholars, exhibited ancient relics, and a series of treasured books. You can hire a local guide to learn more about the museum's mission and fully immerse yourself in Armenian culture and history. Arrange your visit to Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and discover more family-friendly attractions in Yerevan using our Yerevan journey website .
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  • probably a great museum, but to be sure of it did not work, because the ticket can be bought only for cash, which was not with you. Payment by card is not accepted. But even outwardly the place is interesting, I recommend) the day off only on Monday, on Sundays works.
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  • of illuminated manuscripts...such craft and beauty. Really liked the exhibit which showed the natural materials used for colours in the manuscript. Must visit!  more »
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