Ilia Chavchavadze Saguramo State Museum


    Museum address: 3311, Village Saguramo, Mtskheta
    Phone: (+995 0322) 18 04 21
    Web site:
    Date of establishment: 1951
    Museum Juridical Status: Legal Public Entity (Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia) since 2005
    Type (profile): memory museum
    Quantity of stored items: 2522

    Museum collection description: The museum houses memorial belongings of outstanding Georgian writer and public figure Ilia Chavchavadze (1837-1907), photo portraits of XIX c. representatives of Georgian culture, as well as photographs of everyday life of the époque, manuscripts of the writer, samples of published by him periodicals (Iveria, Sakartvelos Moambe, etc.), several samples of Georgian and foreign fine art (Jaques de Molle enters the Tamplier Order by Garnier, Mazepa surrounded by wolves by Verne, Fear by unknown French painter of the same period, works of well-known Georgian artists Lado Gudiashvili, Ucha Japaridze, Iakob Nikoladze), XVIII-XIX c.c. German decorative and everyday crockery, furniture, etc.


    Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 09.00 – 18.00
    Ticket price: Adults - 2 GEL, students and schoolchildren - 1 GEL
    Free of charge: Children less than 6 years of age and homeless children, employees of Museums, ICOM members, People with disabilities (with valid identification), soldiers, refugees.

    Exhibitions: permanent exhibitions
    Educational programmes: Different programmes dedicated to Ilia Chavchavadze
    Publications: Journal “Saguramo”, different publications about Ilia Chavchavadze

    Total space of the museum: 504 m²
    Display space: 303 m²


    Storage space: 42 m²

    Status of Museum building : Immovable monument of Cultural Heritage (The order # 3/182, 2007 of Minister of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia)

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