silk museum

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  • Silk museum

The museum was established in 1887 by Nikolai Shavrov, great enthusiast and silk specialist, and the building for it was built in 1892. Along with the museum collections, was established a library (the oldest book is published in 1601). The museum houses all kinds of collections of specimens connected with the silk production: collection of mulberry and its products; collections of silkworms, butterflies, cocoons (5.000 breeds and variations); collection of natural and synthetic dyes with samples; collections of models for domestic and industrial silk production; collections of silk products – threads, fabrics, laces, etc.; photo archive; especially interesting is that the museum collections represent all countries with traditions of silk production. Most of the collections of the museum were collected by N.Shavrov and donated by European, Russian and Caucasian colleagues. The museum and its library furniture themselves are good sample of 19th c. museum of natural history.

Working hours: every day except Monday, 11.00 – 18.00

Ticket price:
adults – 3 GEL, students, school pupils – 1 GEL,

Participation fee in educational programs ranges from 5 to 10 GEL.

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