14
May
Museums in Tbilisi

In Georgia there are a lots of museums, this blog may help you decide which museum is worth of visit and find out their location. 

Our Car Rental Company may provide you with the suitable cars for you plans about Tbilisi museums. www.fstarentcar.com 

Mirza Phatali Akhundov Museum of Azerbaijan Culture

Museum collection description: The museum houses memorial belongings of several public figures of Azerbaijan public persons and writers: Mirza Phatali Akhundov, Nariman Narimanov, Mamed Kuli Zade; also there are stored photo documents reflected cultural relationship of Georgia and Azerbaijan, books, documents, editions of scientific works and belles-letters in Azerbaijani language, etc.

Working hours: everyday except Saturday and Sunday, 11.00-18.00.
Ticket price: free.
Address: Vakhtang Gorgasali Street 17, Tbilisi

State Museum of Georgian Folk Songs and Musical Instruments
The museum houses collections of Georgian and South Caucasian people authentic musical instruments, as well as European mechanical and classical musical instruments, collection of arghans. In the museum are kept manuscript notes of Georgian folk music, audio-video records, phono-photo materials. There are also samples of fine and applied art, gramophone records (beginning of the XX c.) of Georgian folk songs and so called Oriental songs.
 
Working hours: Everyday except Monday, 11.00 – 18.00
Address: Samgebro 6, Tbilisi

Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Art
The museum houses collections of XIX-XX c.c. craft works from Georgia, as well as objects, made by other Caucasian nations. In the museum are displayed gold and silver items, also objects – adornments, belts, weapons, household objects; there are also collections of Caucasian rugs and carpets, silk, leather, heavy cloth, felt objects, Khevsuretian (East Georgia, mountainous region) clothes, embroidery samples, tapestry; collection of local musical instruments; collections of folk craft objects. In the museum are stored works of Latvian artist Yuli Straume (1874-1970) the rich collection of drawings based on the Caucasian ethnographic material–ornament patterns, sketches, etc.
 
Working hours: Everyday except Monday, 10.00 – 17.00
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), First and second category disabled persons (with valid identification).
Address: Tsotne Dadiani Street 28, Tbilisi

Georgian National Museum
The museum has been under renovation for several years, and in June 2011, one part of the museum's exhibition halls reopened to the public. Currently, you can enjoy the permanent exhibition "The Archaeological Treasury" and temporary exhibitions held periodically at the museum.

Working hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Entrance Fees
Adults: 5 GEL
School Children: 0.5GEL
Children (under 6): Free
Free to: ICOM members, museum employees, people with limited abilities, internally displaced persons (IDPs), socially unprotected persons.
Address: Shota Rustaveli Avenue 11, Tbilisi

Museum of Rustaveli State Academic Theatre
In Museum kept materials about  producers and actors of theater (personal things, manuscripts, photo materials etc.), as well as sketches of artists L. Gudiashvili, E. Akhvlediani, I. Gamrekeli, S.Virsaladze etc.), posters and programs of theater. The Museum has library.
 
Working hours: everyday except Sunday & Monday, 11.00 – 18.00 Ticket price: free
Address: Shota Rustaveli Avenue 17, Tbilisi

Mikheil Javakhishvili House Museum
The museum - former apartment of the famous Georgian writer Mikheil Javakhishvili(1880-1937) houses materials of writer’s life and work. These are: private things and photos, library, posters and other documents which reflect hard life of creative personality (Mikheil Javakhishvili was executed during Stalin's Great Purge and shot in 1937).

Working hours: Everyday, except Saturday and Sunday,11.00 – 17.00
Ticket price: free
Mikheil Javakhishvili Street 21, Tbilisi

Museum of Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatory
In Museum are kept materials unique relics of Georgian musical heritage (since XIX century up today). Among them are: posters and handbills (dated from 1850-s), programs, manuscripts, porcelain wall ornaments; librettos and sketches written by the Georgian classics for opera performances; documents revealing the history of the Tbilisi State Conservatory.
 
Working hours: everyday except Saturday & Sunday, 11.00 – 17.00
Ticket price: free.
Alexander Griboedov Street 8, Tbilisi

Literature-Memorial Museum of Ilia Chavchavadze
The Literature-Memorial Museum of Ilia Chavchavadze (1837-1907), Georgian writer and a public figure of special importance, is a memorial complex that include Ilia Chavchavadze House Museum in Tbilisi, Literature-Memorial Museum, here used to be office and typography of the newspaper "Iveria". The museum houses materials of Ilia Chavchavadze's life and work: memorial belongings, documents and photo archive, periodicals published by Ilia Chavchavadze, manuscripts, XIX –XX c.c. paintings and graphics, various editions of Ilia Chavchavadze works.
 
Working hours: everyday except Sunday & Monday, 10.00 – 17.00
Ticket price: free.
Ivane Javakhishvili Street 7, Tbilisi

Dolls Muzeum
The Museum houses unique collection of different dolls. Among them are: dancers of Flamenco, Indian captain and kimonoed Japanese ladies, personages of Georgian tales and literature works, dancer girls, the girl with soap-bubble etc. In 1990-ies the museum was robbed and there lost several unique exhibits. After that the museum wasn’t open for visitors until 2008 when by initiative of Tbilisi Municipality had been made rehabilitation works in Museum.
 
Working hours: everyday except Monday, 11.00 – 17.00
Ticket price: Adults- 3 GL, children – 1 GL
Ioane Shavteli Street 17, Tbilisi

The house-museum of Mose Toidze
The house-museum of Mose Toidze, academic and people’s artist, was established by the Ministry of Culture in 1986. The basis of the collection was provided by Toidze’s immediate heirs.
Mose Toidze (1871-1953) lived in the house from 1920 until his death in 1953. The house-museum aims at preserving and introducing Mose Toidze’s works to the public, as they represent the foundation of modern Georgian art.
The museum contains 373 pieces, much of which encompasses Toidze’s diverse genre-paintings and graphics.  The museum reserves also contains paintings and graphics by Irakli and Giorgi Dolidze, sculptures by I. Nikoladze and K. Merabishvili, artworks by E. Baghdavadze, K. Magalashvili, R. Gvelesiani, K. Sanadze, R. Grigorian, V. Krotkov, Kibrik, A. Sudiana, Phogel, Musaev, and others.
The museum periodically hosts creative events, scientific seminars, various meetings, and excursions.

Working hours: Tuesday -Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Entrance Fees
Adults: 3GEL
School Children: 0.5GEL
Children (under 6): Free
Friends of Museum (become a member): Free
Free to: ICOM members, museum employees, people with limited abilities, internally displaced persons (IDPs), socially unprotected persons.
R. Lagidze Str. 12, Tbilisi

Ioseb Grishashvili Library-Museum
The Tbilisi History Museum was founded in 1910 as the City Municipal Museum. More recently, it was given the name of the famous Georgian poet Ioseb Grishashvili. Since 1984, the Tbilisi History Museum has been located in a restored caravanserai, representing the city's historic role as a Silk Road trading outpost.
The museum houses over fifty thousand artifacts. They reflect Tbilisi's history from the end of the 4 millennium BCE to the present day. The museum presents archeological, ethnological and archival materials as well as the pieces of national and applied arts, and a rich photo-collection. A number of unique works of artistic and graphic arts are also preserved in this museum.
Together with older works, the museum also exhibits pieces of contemporary art. Since 1986, many exhibitions of Georgian and foreign artists have been displayed at the museum.

Working hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Entrance Fees
Adults: 3GEL
School Children: 0.5GEL
Children (under 6): Free
Friends of Museum (become a member): Free
Free to: ICOM members, museum employees, people with limited abilities, internally displaced persons (IDPs), socially unprotected persons.
Address: Algeti Street 1, Tbilisi

Zakaria Paliashvili House Museum
The museum houses materials of well-known Georgian composer Zakaria Paliashvili's (1871-1933) life and work: memorial belongings (furniture, crockery, clothes, personal belongings), personal archive, original scores of operas "Abesalom and Eteri", "Daisi" and playbills of first stagings, documents and photographs of Zakaria Paliashvili', manuscripts, library, etc.
 
Working hours: everyday except Sunday-Tuesday, 11.00 – 17.00
Ticket price: Adult -0.5GEL, Students, Schoolchildren (max. 15 people) - 0.3 GEL, Guided Tour Fee 1.00 GEL
Free of charge: soldiers, refugees, retired workers of the Z.Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre, laureates of Z.Paliashvili prize, employees of Georgian and Foreign Museums, ICOM members (with valid identification).
Address: Dimitri Bakradze Street 10, Tbilisi

The Elene Akhvlediani memorial house-museum
The Elene Akhvlediani memorial house-museum was established on April 18th, 1976.  This house-museum represents a typical Georgian interior, where visitors can find the artist’s pictorial and graphic artworks, theatrical sketches, costumes, book illustrations, photo materials, personal archives, useful artwork exhibits, and artworks by various artists. The house-museum reserves contain over three thousand artifacts. Elene Akhvlediani periodically scheduled thematic and personal exhibition evenings at her house, and creating a place for prominent artist’s gatherings and creative collaborations. Elene Akhvlediani bequeathed her house to the museum, where its unique atmosphere, rich and beautiful traditions, and Akhvlediani’s artworks are still preserved for the public.  

Working Hours: Tuesday -Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Museum.ge
Entrance Fees
Adults: 3GEL
School Children: 0.5GEL
Children (under 6): Free
Friends of Museum (become a member): Free
Free to: ICOM members, museum employees, people with limited abilities, internally displaced persons (IDPs), socially unprotected persons.
Address: Leo Kiacheli Street 12

The Open Air Museum
The Open Air Museum was founded on April 27, 1966 by the famous Georgian ethnographer Giorgi Chitaia.
It is located in Tbilisi's Vake district, to the west of "Turtle Lake". It occupies 52 hectares of land and houses more than eight thousand artifacts brought from all over Georgia.
The Open Air Museum encompasses 14 ethnographic zones: Kartli, Samegrelo, Adjara, Abkhazia, Svaneti, Khevsureti, Kakheti, Meskheti, Javakheti, Guria, Imereti, Racha, Lechkhumi and Ossetia. 
Each exhibit presents a certain historic-ethnographic area of Georgia. Together with architectural monuments, the museum presents ethnographic materials - different kinds of tools, textiles, and ceramics. The museum also includes the 5th-6th century basilica of Sioni, as well as a rich collection of grave stones in relief.
Visitors can explore on their own, or enjoy guided tours around the museum. The museum provides a tranquil environment for visitors to experience Georgian folk exhibitions and festivals throughout the year, and has a quaint Georgian restaurant where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of Tbilisi.

Working hours: every day except monday 11:00-16:00
Entrance Fees
Adults: 1.5GEL
School Children: 0.5GEL
Children (under 6): Free
Friends of Museum (become a member): Free
Free to: ICOM members, museum employees, people with limited abilities, internally displaced persons (IDPs), socially unprotected persons.
Up to 10 persons 25GEL
School children groups 10GEL
Address: Kus Tba Road 0, Tbilisi

If you are planing to visit Mtskheta than you should read our blog about Mtkheta sightseeings. 
What to see in Mtskheta-Mtianeti?

Museums in Mtskheta-Mtianeti