Gyumri Museums

Isahakyan House Museum

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:

The Russian-Turkish war caused the Isahakyan’s family displacement from the historic Armenian city Bayazet, and settlement in Aleksandrapol. In 1829, in a pretty corner on Generalskaya Street (Varpetats), the poet father’s grandfather built a house for two of his sons. In this house, on the 30th of October, For several years it was half reconstructed. In October of 2002, by the decision of the government of Armenia and financial support of Gyumri municipality the house museum of the great writer again came to life. The relics of the writer found their place in the halls of the museum. The house of the great writer again became a pilgrimage site for our fellow citizens and many visitors.

Mariam and Yeranuhi Aslamazyan sisters’ gallery

Mariam and Yeranuhi Aslamazyan sisters’ gallery

Address: Gyumri, Haghtanaki Ave. 47

Telephone: 0312 5 93 27

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

Email: arshakm@mail.ru

Description:

The gallery has been working since November 7th, 1987. On the 70th anniversary of Mariam Salamazyan , Mariam and Yeranuhi Aslamazyan sisters presented about 620 of their original works to our city. The gallery is an art museum, preserves and displays painting, graphic and ceramics created by the Aslamazyan sisters. The gallery is in a two-story building. Yeranuhi Aslamazyan’s works are displayed in the first floor, Mariam Aslamazyan’s works are in the second floor. Yeranuhi (1910-1998) and Mariam (1907-2006) Aslamazyans received their art education in Leningrad Institute of Arts.

Mher Mkrtchyan House Museum

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’s house museum was opened in 2004, on Varpetats Street. The opening ceremony of the museum took place in 2006, with pomp and celebration. The museum covers the life and activities of the great actor, by leaving the great art values to the future generation. The purpose of the museum is to make 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 going on for enriching the museums fund.

Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life

Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life

Address: Gyumri, Haghtanaki Ave. 47

Telephone: 0312 5 36 00

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

Email: sonah@list.ru

Description:

Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life of Gyumri was founded in 1984. The museum galleries represent crafts, public and cultural life of Alexandrapol. Luxurious interiors of the rich house owner, who lived in the Alexandrapol period, are exhibited in the museum. This building was built in 1872.

Shiraz House Museum

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:

The great Armenian poet’s house museum has been working since September of 2003. The house was presented to Shiraz on July of 1938. But the writer couldn’t live in the house for a long time; he died on March, 1984. The building is an old structure (built in 1886), belonged to a rich merchant. In order to perpetuate the poet’s memory and preserve the heritage, this house in Leninakan would later become a memorial house museum, by the decision of the government of Armenia.