The first data about the family dates back to 1046. Appointed as rulers of Samegrelo region in reward for their military services, the family had become the most powerful feudal house in western Georgia by the 1280s. The palace itself was transformed into a museum on May 1, 1921, at the initiative of Georgian ethnographer and geologist Akaki Chanturia. The museum features fine art samples; archaeological materials from Greek and Georgian antique culture; collection of Christian icons, relics of Samegrelo princes, manuscripts from 13th – 14th centuries, and objects connected to emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte – brought to the palace by the husband of David Dadiani's daughter, prince Achille Murat, grandson of Napoleon's sister, Carolina.
City area/address: #5,Zviad Gamsakhurdia St., 2, Zugdidi 2100, Georgia
Working hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ticket price: Adult -2 GEL, students and schoolchildren - 1 GEL