This museum, established in 1984 on the 700th anniversary of Gladzor University, is located in the historic church of Surb Hakob (St. Jacob) in Vernashen village. The exhibition is devoted to higher education, scriptural art, the unprecedented rise of various branches of science in Medieval Armenia, and the history of Gladzor University, believed by some to have been located at Tanahat (Tanadeh) Monastery, 4.8 km from here. At Gladzor, students had a rigorous syllabus, studying Theology, Mythology, Philosophy, Bibliography, Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, Arithmetic, Astronomy, Chronology and Geometry. Its senior faculty included the noted Armenian theologians David Sasnetsi, Grigor, Martiros, Hovhannes, Kirakos and Kiuregh. Also of note, the outstanding miniature painters Toros Taronatsi, Avag and Momik studied and worked at the university. Gladzor was a major center of calligraphy where hundreds of manuscripts were created.
The well-established transport infrastructure of Armenia allows to get to Gladzor university historic-cultural preserve-museum by a private car or with the help of various travel companies which offer regular excursions and tours to different sights of the country. Due to the geographical location of Gladzor university historic-cultural preserve-museum the trip will not seem long.
The high season in Armenia lasts for a long time due to the pleasant climate conditions. Warm days in Armenia start in March and last until late autumn; winter is usually snowless and not long. The high precipitation season is variable. The tourist season for Gladzor university historic-cultural preserve-museum depends on the weather conditions.
Gladzor was a major cultural center for the rewriting of ancient manuscripts, where hundreds of priceless manuscripts were created.
Unlike other educational centers of medieval Armenia, the University of Gladzor had its own rules and degrees.