Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan

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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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  • What a fantastic collection of old manuscripts. This is actually a research centre and the "museum" part is the public display area. Well worth a visit. 
    What a fantastic collection of old manuscripts. This is actually a research centre and the "museum" part is the public display area. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • I was torn on visiting here with some earlier mixed reviews, and even more so on getting a guide, but I’m SO glad I did. I was here easily two hours and the English guide I had, Lillit, was... 
    I was torn on visiting here with some earlier mixed reviews, and even more so on getting a guide, but I’m SO glad I did. I was here easily two hours and the English guide I had, Lillit, was...  more »
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  • A must place! Male sure to take a guide to explain to you the history behind the manuscripts. It's an amazing historical place with beautiful and majestic architecture , nice souvenir shop.
  • An interesting collection in a beautiful building with a stunning view, but one of the lesser professionally-run institutions I’ve experienced. Worth a trip if you have the time.

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