Georgian National Museum. Signagi Museum

  • Address: 1, King Tamar str., 4100, Signagi
    Phone: (+995 355) 3 24 48, 3 28 62, (+995 032) 2 998 022
    E-mail: info@museum.ge
    Web-site: www.museum.ge
    Date of establishment: 2007
    Judicial status of the museum: unified the Legal Public Entity - Georgian National Museum (under the governmental control of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia)
    Type (profile): History
    Quantity of stored items: 10 000

    Museum collection description: Signagi Museum was established in 2007. It is the first high standard museum in Georgia.Signagi Museum exhibits Archeology, Ethnography and Medieval expositions. The first archeological digs in Georgia are affiliated with the Caucasus Museum founded in 1852. Intensive archeological activities started in Kakheti in the 60-ies of the 20th c. Majority of the unearthed items such as household and cultic articles ranging in time from the Stone Age to the 1st c. BC, are now displayed at the Signagi Museum. Signagi Museum features diverse ethnographic material: musical instruments, weapons, vestments and items reflecting the lifestyle of this town. Medieval exposition features samples of the 4th-18th cc. city life from the settlements of eastern Iberia such as Beri, Rustavi, Khoranta, Nekresi, Khornabuji, Gavazi, Areshi, Gremi, and Bazari.Special place at the Medieval exposition is granted to archeological finds from David Gareja monastic complex. Signagi Museum exhibits 16 paintings by Niko Pirosmanashvili. Pirosmani was born in Kakheti’s village of Mirzaani, therefore early period of his artistic career is affiliated with Kakheti.

    Working hours: Everyday except Monday, 10.00 – 17.00
    Ticket price: Adult -3 GEL, Students - 1 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: program@museum.ge, phone: (+995 593) 328 345
    Publications: Museum catalogues and booklets

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