The manuscripts presented in the Matenadaran give a general idea of all fields of Armenian medieval science, the development of writing and art over the centuries. They represent the Armenian culture, beginning with the invention of Mashtots Armenian letters (405) to the XVIII century. Old Armenian translations, works concerning all spheres of science and culture of the Middle Ages, as well as samples of Armenian miniatures of the Middle Ages are presented.
In the hall of Oriental manuscripts visitors get acquainted with Persian, Arabic, Ottoman, Afghan and Uzbek manuscripts, the number of which in Matenadaran is more than 3000. These are religious, historiographical, philosophical, medical, instructive works, love novels of the Middle Ages and poems, as well as magnificent examples of oriental miniature and calligraphy.
Matenadaran is a major center of Armenian written culture, which is not only a repository of ancient manuscripts, but also a center for research of manuscripts and documents.
For the Free entrance to Matenadaran you can purchase Yerevan Card, which includes about 40 museums and has a lot of privileges that are intended to provide an interesting and economical trip for tourists. You can learn about Yerevan Card types here. If you have any questions or problems, please call (+374) 12 22 33 22, or write to our e-mail address and contact us by online chat.
Mashtots Avenue 53
Yerevan 0009, Armenia
+374 10 51-30-14
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Last admission: 16:30