Where to go in Gyumri?

Mher Mkrtchyan Museum

Mher Mkrtchyan, born in 1930 in Leninakan, is celebrated as one of the famous Armenian actors renowned for his roles in both cinema and theater. Many of his films, such as “Tango of Our Childhood,” directed by his brother Albert Mkrtchyan, were shot in Leninakan. The Mher Mkrtchyan Memorial House-Museum stands on Rustaveli Street, housed in a 20th-century structure constructed from black tuff. Originally a residential house in the first half of the 20th century, it underwent nationalization and served various functions after the Soviet revolution. Unfortunately, the structure was destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 1988. Officially opened in 2006, the museum commemorates the life and career of the great actor. It features items symbolic of key events in Mher Mkrtchyan’s remarkable journey in the world of acting.

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