Georgian National Museum. Svaneti Museum


    Address: 40, Stalin str., 3200 Mestia 
    Phone: (+995 32) 99 80 22 
    Status: State, since 2004 – unified in Georgian National Museum (the Legal Public Entity)
    Date of establishment: 1936
    Type (profile): History
    Quantity of stored items: more than 4090


    Museum collection description: The museum houses more than 4.000 items: archaeological objects discovered in Svaneti region, unique samples of engraved and painted icons (of special interest are X-XII c.c. icons), religious objects (IX-XIV c.c.), manuscripts (XI-XIII c.c. New Testaments from Adishi, Labskaldi, Ienashi, Mestia), weapons and armor, iron and cooper items, wooden ethnographic objects, adornments, silverware, textiles, 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), Peoples with disabilities (with valid identification), specialists and students connected to museum (with valid identification).


    Exhibitions: New expositions of archaeological and ethnographic materials (2008).
    Educational Programmes: The Georgian National Museum created the Department of Educational Programmes in 2005 which are focus on the Museum collections (E-mail:, phone: (+99593) 328 345
    Publications: Museum catalogues and booklets

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