Located in the very center of the village of Dsegh, Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum is the most famous museum in the Debed Canyon, frequently visited by people from all over Armenia. Hovhannes Tumanyan, a renowned Armenian writer, translator, literary and public activist, and the national poet of Armenia, was a native of Dsegh. The building that houses the museum was built by Tumanyan’s father in the 1860s, and here in this house Hovhannes Tumanyan was born and spent his childhood and adolescence.
Even later, when Tumanyan moved to Tbilisi, he would spend the summer months in Dsegh. In 1939, on the occasion of the poet’s 70th anniversary, the house was turned into a museum featuring about 300 objects that tell visitors about the life and activities of Tumanyan on his way of becoming one of Armenia’s greatest writers.
Tue-Sat: 11 am – 5 pm
Sun: 11 am – 4 pm