State Museum of Georgian Folk Songs and Musical Instruments

  • Address: 6, Samgebro str., (Narikala fortress road) 0105, Tbilisi
    Phone: (+995 32) 2 457 721 , 2 457 720
    Date of establishment: 1984
    Judicial status of the museum: since 2005 - Legal Public Entity (under governmental control of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia)
    Type (profile): Art Museum
    Quantity of stored items: 4500

    Description: The museum houses collections of Georgian and South Caucasian people authentic musical instruments, as well as European mechanical and classical musical instruments, collection of arghans. In the museum are kept manuscript notes of Georgian folk music, audio-video records, phono-photo materials. There are also samples of fine and applied art, gramophone records (beginning of the XX c.) of Georgian folk songs and so called Oriental songs.

    Working hours: Everyday except Monday, 11.00 – 18.00

    Ticket price: Adults - 3 Gels, Students - 1 Gels, Schoolchildren - 1 Gels, Guided Tour Fee - 5 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), people with disabilities (with valid identification).

    Exhibitions: Photo exhibition - "Old performers of Georgian Folk songs", "Georgian Folk instruments", "Old Audio and Video records", albums.
    Educational Programmes: “…And sounds Music” 2008), “Meeting with masters of musical instruments” (2009), “Ethno music evening” (2010)
    Publications: Museum booklets, compact disks.

    Total space of the museum: 350 m²
    Display space: 200 m²
    Storage space: 20 m²

    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)

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    Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia, ICOM National Committee in Georgia, Georgian Museums Association, Culturological Research Association