Erebuni museum is one of the important museums of Yerevan which was founded in 1968. The opening of it coincided with the 2750th anniversary of Yerevan. It is located in Arin Berd Hill, a place where the Urartian Erebuni castle was founded in 782 BC. Some parts of the fortress were restored and remained in the outdoor part of the museum. The castle presents its history, culture and the most important thing in Armenia, the passport of Yerevan which is a cuneiform inscription on the establishment of Erebuni town.
The museum includes Arin Berd, Karmir Blur, Shengavit branches in which you will see many collections of artifacts, jars, ceramics, bronze bracelets, glass, giant karasses buried in the ground and agate beads. All of these tools were found during excavations. The first branch presents the residence existed at the bank of Hrazdan River in 3rd millennium BC. Here you will see the remains and the material values of the residence.The temple of God Khaldi is also an important place in the fortress which walls were decorated with numerous beautiful frescos.
The second museum shows the “Karmir Blur” castle’s history, living and the culture. The collections of the museum were presented in Louvre (France), The British Museum (UK), Hermitage (Russia) and other famous cultural centers. So it is a very interesting place to visit and discover the Yerevan’s history.
There is a huge collection of artifacts, sups, jars, bronze bracelets, glass, agate beads and many other things that tell us about the life of the citadel, the tastes and habits of its inhabitants. The building of the Museum that houses 12,235 exhibits was constructed by architects Baghdasar Arzoumanian and Shmavon Azatian and sculptor A. Harutiunian. It has two branches in Shengavit and Karmir Blur with 5,288 and 1,620 exhibits respectively in stock.
The Museum is open:
From Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00
The Museum is closed on:
National Holidays and Memorial Days
The entrance is free 1000 AMD (for adults) and 300 AMD (for students and pupils).