Gyumri Museums

Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters

Address: Abovyan steet 242

Telephone: +37431248205

Business Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:30AM-5:00PM

Email: aslamazyanmuseum@gmail.com

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Description: This gallery celebrates the diverse artistic creations made by the Aslamazyan sisters. The gallery has been open to the public since November 7th, 1987. On the 70th birthday of Mariam Salamazyan, Mariam and her sister Yeranuhi Aslamazyan presented over 620 of their original works to the city of Gyumri. The gallery, and art museum, preserves and displays timeless paintings, and bestows graphic and ceramics created that are frequently appreciated by locals and visitors. The gallery is in a two-story old building that is very attractive to the eye. It is divided by Yeranuhi Aslamazyan’s works displayed on the first floor, while Mariam Aslamazyan’s works are on the second. Yeranuhi (1910-1998) and Mariam (1907-2006) Aslamazyans received their art education at the Leningrad Institute of Arts in Russia.

Gyumri Style Gallery

Address: Gayi Street 12

Telephone: +37477408581

Business Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:30AM-5:00PM

Email: artnews1@rambler.ru

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Description: Located at 12 Gayi Street, this art gallery, founded in Gyumri in 1991, was not only the very first private art museum in the Shirak region, but in Armenia as a whole. The collection inside includes 8,000 works of art and sculptures, many of which have been created by local artists. Included are samples of Armenian, European, and Russian graphics and cinema posters. Within his spacious gallery, owner Artush Mkrtchyan also has an impressive collection of Soviet household glass as well as the largest 18th century and 19th century etching assortment.

Isahakyan House Museum

Address: Gyumri, Varpetats Street 91

Telephone: 0312 5 72 91

Business Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00AM-5:00PM

Email: avismus@yandex.ru

Description: During the Russian-Turkish war, the Isahakyan family were displaced from their home in the historic Armenian city, Bayazet, and settled in Alexandrapol. In 1829, on an attractive corner on Generalskaya Street (Varpetats), Avetik Isahakyan’s grandfather built a house for two of his sons. The Armenian lyric poet, author, and public activist would later become known for his talent in writing from the soul. For several years this house was left half reconstructed until the 30th of October. In October of 2002, efforts from the government of Armenia along with financial support from the Gyumri municipality brought the house museum of the great writer back to life. The relics of the writer found their place in the halls of the museum and tell the story of his artistic journey. The house of the great writer became a pilgrimage site for our fellow citizens and many visitors.

Mher Mkrtchyan House Museum

Address: Gyumri, Sh. Rustaveli Street 30

Telephone: 0312 5 51 74

Business Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00AM-5:00PM

Email: shoghikmelkonyan@mail.ru

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Description: Gyumri born Frunzik (Mher) Mkrtchyan was considered to be the most talented film and stage actor of the soviet period. His house museum was opened to the public in 2004, on Varpetats Street. The opening ceremony of the museum took place in 2006, with pomp and celebration. The museum honors the life and accomplishments of the great actor, and sheds light on cinematography of the time. It also carries on his legacy by exploring the artist’s professional journey for the future generation. The purpose of the museum is to allow its visitors to get a closer look at the life and works of the great Armenian actor Frunzik (Mher) Mkrtchyan. The collection and research on gathering materials concerning Mher Mkrtchyan is consistently being updated in order to enrich the museums displays.

Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life

Address: Gyumri, Haghtanaki Ave. 47

Telephone: +37493494500

Business Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00AM-5:00PM

Email: sonah@list.ru

Description: The Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life of Gyumri was founded in 1984. The museum galleries hold an abundance of trade and crafts that symbolized daily public and cultural life of traditional Alexandrapol. The wealthy house owner of that time during the 19th century, the Dzitoghtsyan family, decorated the home with luxurious furnishings that have been preserved and are still in place today to admire within the museum. This building, built in 1872, is a structure to be admired in and of itself.

Narek Davtyan Copper Collection

Address: Horom village

Telephone:

Business Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM

Description: The site is located in Horom village, Shirak Province. Owner and founder, Narek Davtyan, is a private collector of copper items. These were used in Armenia in ancient times and have been carefully taken care of and preserved. Among his displays are tableware, jewelry and items that were used for farming purposes. You can visit his gallery any time from 12:00PM-6:00PM

Panik Bread Museum

Address: Panik village

Telephone: +37477601692

Business Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM

Description: This unique museum is located in Panik village in the Shirak Province. It showcases the collection of items used for baking bread in Armenia since historic times. 300 artifacts are presented at the museum, and the collection is increasing with the help of donations. For an authentic and hands-on experience, contact the venue to arrange a tour, or stop by during their hours of operation from 12:00PM-6:00PM.

Shiraz House Museum

Address: Gyumri, Varpetats Street 101

Telephone: 0312 5 51 42

Business Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00AM-5:00PM

Email: gyumrilib@mail.ru

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Description: Hovhannes Shiraz was a prominent figure in Armenian literature, creating world famous poetry that considered topics such as nature, life, and love. The great Armenian poet’s house museum has been up and running since September of 2003. The house was presented to Shiraz on July of 1938 to live in and to help him gain inspiration for his work, but unfortunately, the writer did not have much time there; he died on March, 1984. Built in 1886, the building’s structure is traditional as it belonged to a wealthy merchant. In order to perpetuate the poet’s achievements and preserve his heritage, this house in Leninakan would later become a memorial house museum by the decision of the government of Armenia.

Spandaryan Museum of Geology

Address: Spandaryan village

Telephone: +37494212074

Business Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM

Description: Spandaryan Museum of Geology, also known as Kuliani, is a newly opened museum in the village of Spandaryan in the Shirak province. It displays ancient artifacts that have been discovered over time in this region. Visit from Tuesday to Friday during the hours of 12:00PM-6:00PM and discover the history for yourself.