About Attraction

Georgian National Museum by Simon Janashia

The National Museum of Georgia, situated in Tbilisi near Freedom Square at #3 Rustaveli Avenue, offers a diverse array of exhibits covering flora, fauna, archaeology, and modern history. Among its prominent collections is the Treasures Collection, spanning from the 3rd millennium BC to the 19th century AD. Notably, it houses prehistoric human remains from Dmanisi, crucial in understanding human evolution, showcasing unique skulls dated at 1.8 million years outside Africa.

Visitors can explore Qajar dynasty portraits on the top floor and a moving Soviet Occupation Hall vividly depicting the era's grim realities and atrocities. Established in 1852 as the Russian Royal Geographic Society’s Museum, it underwent relocations from Batumi to Kutaisi and, during WWI, temporarily to France for safekeeping before returning to Tbilisi.

A highlight is the Archaeological Treasury in the basement, displaying gold jewelry, ceramics, weaponry, and artifacts dating to the Kingdom of Colchis and the Trialeti Barrow Culture. Further exhibits from this period can be found at the Archaeological Museum in Vani, near Kutaisi.

The Soviet history exhibition offers a comprehensive look at Georgia's 70 years under communism, paying homage to lost Georgian artists, academics, and religious figures during Stalin's era. It also sheds light on Georgia’s German communities during WWII.

The museum proudly showcases a significant archaeological discovery made in 2017 at Khramis Didi Gora excavation site—a neolithic clay vessel adorned with grape clusters, dating back to the 6th millennium BC. This find solidified Georgia's status as the birthplace of wine on a global scale.

Address: City Center, 3, Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi

Working hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00 a.m. – 18.00p.m.
Ticket price: 30 GEL Guide: 45, 80, 100 GEL

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