Tumanyan Matchbox Label Museum

Quirky little museum with thousands of matchbox labels on display. You’ll find many national costumes and town seals, public education labels, space images, and of course match themes. Great place to stop by for 20 minutes and have a new experience.
The oldest piece is the English matchbox label dating back to 1920.  There are labels with the portraits of famous people.  Of special interest are the series of matchboxes with a Russian poet Alexander Pushkin’s drawings. Back in the old days, people used to play domino or do puzzles with matchboxes. There were number of labels on cosmonautics both, in Soviet Union and in European countries.
Countries have been presenting their achievements in sport, culture, their traditions, towns, diversity of flora and fauna through matchbox labels.  There are special series, presenting the history of aeromodelling, ranging from the very simple air vehicles to modern airplanes.
There are series where the “adventures” of a safety match are illustrated. There is a unique French collection, where the labels are drawn by children.
The matchboxes are a true reflection of a given period, country. So, if you are more or less familiar with the culture, history, dominant social paradigms and traditions of this or that country, then you will immediately distinguish the country where the matchbox comes from.

Operating hours:
Tue-Sat: 2 pm – 6 pm
Mon: Closed

Quick Info

Tumanyan 6, 2nd street
+374 94 57 23 34
Entrance fee:

What's Nearby

Kobayr monastery (2.5 km)
Mikoyan Brothers museum (18.2 km)
Horomayr monastery (18 km)
Sanahin Old Bridge (14.8 km)
COAF Visitor Center (10.2km)
Odzun Church (15.1 km)

Museum of Local Lore of Lori Pambak

Learn about the history and culture of Vanadzor and the entire province of Lori at the Museum of Local Lore of Lori-Pambak located in the city of Vanadzor. Founded in 1938, the museum’s collection includes over 34000 archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, such as handicrafts, carpets and rugs, silver jewelry, weapons, ceramics, etc.

The exhibition takes visitors on a journey from 3rd millennium BCE to present days, unveiling the life and traditions of the people of Lori-Pambak region and its cultural heritage.

Operating hours:
Tue-Sat: 9 am – 5 pm
Sun-Mon: Closed

Quick Info

23/1 Karen Demirchyan, Vanadzor
+374 322 40555
Entrance fee:
1000 AMD

What's Nearby

Vanadzor Fine Arts Museum (2 km)
Tairov’s Summer House (2.6 km)
Church of the Holy Mother of God (2.2 km)
Stepan Zoryan House-Museum (1.7 km)
St. Grigor Narekatsi Church (2 km)
Vanadzor Agriculture Market (1 km)

Vanadzor Fine Arts Museum

The Vanadzor Fine Arts Museum is a must-visit for every guest of the city for it gives a deep insight into the art life of the region. Founded as a branch of the National Gallery of Armenia in 1974, the museum houses over 1700 artworks.

Its collection includes paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings by Armenian artists, among them Yervand Kochar, Rudolf Khachatryan, Armine Kalents, Ara and Seda Bekaryans, Lavinia Bazhbeuk-Melikyan, Eduard Kharazyan, and many others. The permanent exhibition of the Vanadzor Fine Arts Museum museum occupies three floors.

The museum also serves educational purposes and provides a research environment for students and artists. Numerous lectures and workshops on art history and art criticism are held here on the regular.

Operating hours:
Tue-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm

Quick Info

52 Tigran Mets, Vanadzor
+374 322 43938
Entrance fee
500 AMD

What's Nearby

Museum of Local Lore Lori Pambak (2 km)
Tairov’s Summer House (850 m)
Church of the Holy Mother of God (1 km)
Stepan Zoryan House-Museum (1.1 km)
St. Grigor Narekatsi Church (1․2 km)
Vanadzor Agriculture Market (1.2 km)