Georgian National Museum. Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia
Address: 3, Rustaveli Ave., 0105, Tbilisi
Phone: (+995 032) 2 99 80 22, 2 93 48 21
Fax: (+995 32) 982133
Date of establishment: 1852
Judicial status of the museum: since 2004 – unified in the Legal Public Entity - Georgian National Museum (under the governmental control of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia)
Type (profile): History Museum
Quantity of stored items: 1200 000
Museum collection description: Oldest of Georgia operates as a scientific-educational institution that preserves and exhibits a unique collection of natural and human history. The collections of the museum cover the history of the country, starting from animal re-parents dated back to 40 million years. One of the most amazing artifacts at the museum is the prehistoric human re-parents found in Dmanisi which date back to 1.8 million years and are oldest sign of human existence outside of Africa. One of the most important collections of the museum is the collection of Treasures that contains a big number of unique objects from the second half of the III millennium B.C. through XIX c. A.D. The collection features gold and silver artifacts and jewelry from the pre-Christian period from various regions of the country: Ananuri, Tsnori, Vani, Mtskheta, Tialeti Kurgans, Zhinvali, Akhalgori, Martkopi, etc.
Working hours: Everyday except Monday, 11.00 – 16.00
Ticket price: Adult -3 GEL, Students - 1.5 GEL, Schoolchildren (max. 15 people) 0.5 GEL, Guided Tour Fee 10 GEL
Free of charge: Children under 6 years of age and homeless children. Groups: Employees of Georgian and Foreign Museums, ICOM members (with valid identification), First and second category disabled persons (with valid identification), specialists and students connected to museum (with valid identification).
Exhibitions: Periodical exhibition of different collections in Georgia and in foreign countries museums.
Educational Programmes: The Georgian National Museum created the Department of Educational Programmes in 2005 which are focus on the Museum collections (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (+99593) 328 345
Publications: Museum catalogues and booklets
Movable monument of Cultural Heritage: 437 exhibits
Museum building’s status: Immovable monument of Cultural Heritage (The order # 3/181, 2007 of Minister of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia)