Georgian National Museum. Vani Archaeological Museum-Reserve

  • Address: Address: 7, Vakhtang Gorgasali str., 1900, Vani
    Phone: (+995 0432) 2 16 02 (+995 032) 2 99 80 22
    Fax: (+995 032) 2 982 133
    Date of establishment: 1985
    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
    Quantity of stored items: more than 4000

    Museum collection description: Vani museum was founded in 1985 by Academician Otar Lordkipanidze during the international symposium. The museum (more than 4.000 items) houses the archaeology collection excavated in Vani since 1985. The Gold Fund was opened at the museum in 1987, after the discovery of the rich burial. In the Gold Fund are kept unique samples of goldsmith work from Vani site. The permanent exhibition of the museum displays cultural development of the site from VI c. up to I c. B.C. (bronze sculptures, fragments of them, gold, silver, bronze objects, samples of coins, 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), People with disabilities (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 is focused on the Museum collections (E-mail:, phone: (+99593) 328 345
    Publications: Museum catalogues and booklets

    Total space of the museum: 1594,88 m²
    Display space: 770 m²
    Temporary exhibitions space: 130 m²
    Space for restoration: 55.5 m²
    Museum-Reserve market: 24 m²

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