Armenian Genocide Museum
Armenian Genocide Museum contains lots of information about a very tragic page of Armenia's history. Here you will find a lot of evidence of 1915 Genocide of Armenians committed by Ottoman Turkey. Located near the monument to the victims of the Armenian Genocide in Tsitsernakaberd, this museum is important to visit if you want to see historical evidence of this unprecedented tragedy or are interested in the academic and scientific study.
The Armenian Genocide Museum opened in 1995 in commemoration of the eightieth anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The museum has many documents and photos witnessing the Armenian Genocide of 1915. It has a lot of visitors daily, among them foreign official delegations. These delegations have included Pope John Paul II, President of the Russian Federation V. Putin, President of the Republic of France J. Chirac and many others.
Genocide Museum exhibit halls
The museum is located in a two-storey building overlooking Ararat Valley and Mount Ararat. Administrative, engineering and technical maintenance offices as well as Komitas Hall are located on the first floor. Here you will also find the storage rooms for museum artifact and scientific objects, as well as a library and a reading hall. The second floor houses the actual exhibits. There are three main indoor exhibit halls and an outer gallery with its own hall.
The first exhibit hall exhibits a map of Armenian Plateau and neighboring countries. It also illustrates the Armenian settlements on the territory of Western Armenia and Ottoman Empire before 1915. The Introductory Hall exhibits photographs and demographic tables with information on population of Armenians residing in Ottoman Empire before the tragic Genocide. It also portrays information on the number of Armenian churches and schools in the region at that time.
The second exhibit hall illustrates reports and documents which eyewitness the massacres against the Armenians. In this hall you can see a large selection of photographs taken during 1915-1917. You can also find testimonies of victims of atrocities and documentary films.
The third hall displays demographic data comparing the population figures in 1914 and 1922. It also defines the number of people deported and killed.
The last hall of the museum is an outdoor patio with statements that condemn the Armenian Genocide by prominent foreign politicians and intelligentsia.
Working hours and admission fee
The Armenian Genocide Museum is operating from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 17:00 pm. It is closed on Mondays and on official holidays.
The museum requires no admission fee but donations are welcomed, which can be made in a cash box in the main foyer of the museum.
Getting to the Museum
To get to the museum, you have to take a 15-20 minute walk from Hamalir to the memorial complex. If you are on car, you have to head towards Hrazdan football stadium and read directions that will guide to the parking facilities.
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