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Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts

Mashots Av 53 | Yerevan, Yerevan 0013, Armenia
+374 10 562578
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Mashots Av 53 | Yerevan, Yerevan 0013, Armenia
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"religious books"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent guide and really learned a lot about the manuscripts. Many parallels to the Book of Kells.

Thank SadieMT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not get a guide due to a sudden arrival of we deal tour groups and of me, without one slot of the history was missing or lost on me as the labelling us minimal and can come across as rather dry. Also there...More

Thank Terry J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended to visit . We gained so much knowledge abt the manuscripts .. their sovereign shop is too good .. must see when visiting Yerevan.. special thanks to culture globe team again for taking us there .

Thank Ritu M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed very much; well cared for museum with great range of artefacts. Don’t accidentally brush against anything or you will get a stern talking to!

Thank azzapensta
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Matenadaran is a museum of manuscripts. The museum houses manuscripts from different parts of the world and has some exquisite maps. It is advisable to take the services of a guide who speaks the language of choice and then do a one hour tour...More

Thank Ammu A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A collection of scripts, spices, oils, recipes, drawings and books can be interesting only to a scientist or a philosopher? Not true! There are many stories in the exhibited items, you just need to hear them. Take a guide and listen. These are professionals who...More

Thank Dudekica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic museum...fantastic experience! So many old manuscripts, maps, medical, law, veterinary books, journals and bibles.

Thank Coachs C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes , having a guide is essential . We were lucky with ours ! The outside is monolithic Soviet but inside you will find an incredible collection of manuscripts from many different sources . Ours was unfortunately a whistle-stop tour . The museum could keep...More

Thank ALISON H
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

I expected a bigger display of manuscripts, but the exhibition is limited, although of a very high quality. Visiting this museum makes you understand the richness of Armenia history and the special role of monasteries. Defenetly is a must do in Erevan

Thank Mon-Galicia
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Must visit place, especially for Christians! Tiny Bibles. never imagine this kind of cultural heritage. But if you don't have a guide, you'll get bored.

Thank Fresno C
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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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