Batumi Archaeological Museum

  • Address: 77, Ilia Chavchavadze str., Batumi
    Phone: (+995 422) 2 36 94, 2 40 13
    Date of establishment: 1994
    Judicial Status of the Museum: The Legal Public Entity (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Ajara)
    Type (profile): History
    Quantity of stored items: 28 508

    Museum collection description: In the museum are kept archaeological materials from Bronze Age to Medieval times of Ajaristskali Gorge, specimens from archaeological excavations throughout Ajara and Batumi (Pichvnari, Namchaduri, Khikhadziri, Kvashta) done by the joint Georgian-British expeditions, as well as samples, discovered by accident. There are unique samples of Georgian and foreign origin coins, bronze vessels, glassware and ceramic, etc.

    Working hours: Everyday except Monday, 10.00 – 18.00
    Ticket price: Adults -2 GEL, Students - 1 GEL, Schoolchildren - 0.5 GEL, Guided Tour Fee-10 GEL
    Free of charge: Children under 6 years of age and homeless children. Employers of Georgian and Foreign Museums, ICOM members, First and second category disabled persons, specialists and students connected to museum (with valid identification).

    Exhibitions: Periodical exhibitions of new archaeological discovery and different collections of museum.
    Educational Programmes: “Museum’s friend”, Photo-Video Studio for children and students, showing studio’s films (Khikhani, Skhalta, Merisi etc.)
    Publications: Pichvnari I – Colchians and Greeks in East Black Sea Region, Pichvnari II – Antiquity of East Black Sea Region, Pichvnari IV - Gonio-Apsarosi

    Total space of the museum: 2279,2 m²
    Permanent exhibition: 340 m²
    Temporary exhibition: 150 m²
    Storage space: 320 m²
    Restoration space: 76.4 m²
    Market: 12,5m²

    Annual quantity of visitors: 5000

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