Georgian National Museum. Samtskhe-Javakheti Museum


    Address: 1, Kharischirashvili str., 0800, Akhaltsikhe
    Phone: (+995 577) 50 05 87
    Date of establishment: 1937

    Juridical status of the museum: since 2004 – unified in the Legal Public Entity Georgian National Museum (Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia)
    Type (profile): History 
    Quantity of stored items: more than 25 000



    Museum collection description: The museum is situated on the territory of former Rabati. Museum houses the significant part of the region cultural heritage: old manuscripts, epigraphic, archaeology, numismatic, ethnography materials, photo documentation, fund of manuscripts and old printed books. Collections of inscriptions on stone are of special importance, as well as unique collection of carpets and rugs (of the verge of XIX-XX c.c.). Apart from two main buildings that display permanent exhibitions - the Castle that surrounds it, Administrative building, Mosque built in 1752, Ruins of a medresa (Islamic school) - belonged to the Museum.

    Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00 – 18.00
    Ticket price: Adult - 6 GEL, Students - 3 GEL, Schoolchildren - 2 GEL, Guided Tour (Georgian language) - 10 GEL., uided Tour (English language) - 20 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: 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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