About Sights – Kutaisi State Historical Museum

Housed in the former National Bank of Georgia (built in 1894-96), the Niko Berdzenishvili Kutaisi State Historical Museum (Georgian: ქუთაისის სახელმწიფო ისტორიული მუზეუმი) is considered to be one of Georgia’s most important scientific-research institutions. The museum contains more than 160,000 items and has an extensive research library and laboratory. Permanent exhibitions are displayed on two floors and … Continue reading

About Sights – Tsinandali Museum

Tsinandali (Georgia: წინანდალი) was the home of 19th-century aristocratic poet Alexander Chavchavadze (Georgian: ალექსანდრე ჭავჭავაძე) (1786–1846). Constructed in the style of an Italianate palace in 1835, the house and its gardens became a museum in 1947. Chavchavadze was a member of the Georgian nobility and during his life he was a writer, military leader, diplomat, public figure and inventor. A … Continue reading

About Sights – Zhiuli Shartava Senaki Museum

The Zhiuli Shartava Senaki Museum in the town of Senaki (Georgian: სენაკი) in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region contains a collection of over 2,000 items from the Late Bronze Age up to the 20th century. Museum address: 150, Shota Rustaveli Str., 4100, Senaki Opening hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00 – 18.00. Entrance is free. CLICK on the logo … Continue reading

About Sights – The Martvili Regional Museum

Originally opened in 1957 and recently refurbished, the Martvili Regional Museum (Georgian: მარტვილის მუზეუმი) in the town of Martvili (Georgian: მარტვილი) in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region of Western Georgia houses a collection of over 55,000 exhibits. The museum’s collection includes items from the early Stone and Bronze Age period, traditional costume, traditional household items, weapons, manuscripts … Continue reading

About Sights – Borjomi Museum of Local History

The Borjomi Museum of Local History (Georgian: ბორჯომის მხარეთმცოდნეობის მუზეუმი) in the resort town of Borjomi (Georgian: ბორჯომი) in Samtskhe-Javakheti region is housed in the building initially designed as the chancellery of the Imperial House of the Romanovs. Pseudo-Gothic in style, it was built in 1890 by the German architect-designer V. Shveier. The museum is one of the … Continue reading

About Wine – Qvevri and Qvevri Wine Museum

The Qvevri and Qvevri Wine Museum in the historic village of Napareuli, in Georgia’s Kakheti region, is the first and only museum in Georgia dedicated to Qvevri and Qvevri wine-making. Thousands of years ago the people of the South Caucasus region discovered how to transform wild grape juice into wine by leaving it to ferment in … Continue reading

About Sights – Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography

Established in 1927, the Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography (Georgian: საქართველოს თეატრის, მუსიკის, კინოსა და ქორეოგრაფიის სახელმწიფო მუზეუმი) is housed in a former palace built by German Prince Constantine Oldenburg in the late 19th century as a token of his love for a beautiful Georgian woman called Agraphina Japaridze. Recently refurbished, … Continue reading

About Sights – The Tusheti Ethnography Museum of Keselo

The Tusheti Ethnography Museum of Keselo is located in a 3-storey fortified tower in the village of Keselo in the district of Upper Omalo in Akhmeta municipality (Georgian: ახმეტის მუნიციპალიტეტი) in Kakheti region. The museum contains part of the ethnographic collection of the Akhmeta Local Museum. The museum contains traditional household items, agricultural tools, and … Continue reading

About Sights – Kemal Turmanidze’s Ethnographic Museum “Borjgalo”

The Kemal Turmanidze Ethnographic Museum “Borjgalo” celebrates the work of Kemal Turmanidze – a master woodcarver. The museum contains several hundred examples of his work, together with exhibits of Georgian cultural heritage. Turmanidze is from the village of Namonastrevi in the Keda district of Ajara. From childhood he liked painting and making toys. He became interested in … Continue reading

About Sights – The Nobel Brothers Batumi Technological Museum

The Nobel Brothers Batumi Technological Museum is housed in the old “Batumi Office” of the Nobel brothers’ Branobel oil company, which was converted into a museum in 2007. The museum highlights the technological achievements introduced to Batumi at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. In the early 1900s, the Nobel brothers … Continue reading

About Sights – Khevsureti Ethnographic Museum

The Khevsureti Ethnographic Museum is situated in a restored fortified tower in the village of Korsha, 2 km past the village of Barisakho in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. Although small, the museum contains unique displays of Khevsur life, armour, weapons, clothing, domestic and agricultural implements and photographs. Khevsureti (Georgian: ხევსურეთი, a land of valleys) is one of … Continue reading

About Sights – Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography

After a two year restoration, the Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography (Georgian: სვანეთის ისტორიის და ეთნოგრაფიის მუზეუმი) re-opened its doors for visitors on July 1st 2013. The museum was established in 1936 and initially housed a small collection but in 1948 it benefited from an expedition to Svaneti, headed by the famous Georgian art historian Giorgi … Continue reading

About Sights – Signagi Museum

Signagi Museum, in the town of Signagi (Georgian: სიღნაღი) in Georgia’s easternmost region of Kakheti, was established in 1947 and contains exhibits providing glimpses of daily life in Eastern Georgia from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The Museum’s ethnographic collection contains five thousand artifacts, including textiles, copper and wooden domestic items, agricultural instruments, materials relating to … Continue reading

  • Emergencies Control Center in Tbilisi

  • Sarpi Border Checkpoint

  • Shatili - Khevsureti

  • Traditional Tushetian balconied house (“Karseani”).

  • View of Mtskheta from Jvari Monastery

  • The village of Gebi in Svaneti

  • Page from the Illustrated London News dated 1873 - entitled 'Betrothal in Georgia'