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State Silk Museum

The State Silk Museum, among Georgia's oldest, began in 1887 as part of The Caucasian Sericulture Station at Mushtaid Park. Modeled on European practices, it combined practical and educational roles.

Constructed in 1892 by architect Alexander Szymkiewicz, the museum features his enduring furniture designs. Classicism, Gothic style and Islamic art are all reflected in the building exterior and interior. Its diverse collections encompass cocoons from various nations, textiles (industrial and artisanal), mulberry tree-related items, natural and chemical dyes, silkworm biology, and a trove of old sericulture photographs. Exhibits hail from 61 countries, including China, Japan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, and Italy.

The museum's library hosts multilingual works on natural sciences and 19th-century station staff publications. Continuing its educational mission, the museum offers diverse programs catering to enthusiasts in this field.

Silk Museum houses all kinds of collections that allows visitors to dig in the finest details of silk production: starting with the collections of silkworms, butterflies, cocoons (5.000 breeds and variations), moving to collection of natural and synthetic dyes with samples; ending with the models for domestic and industrial silk production and silk products itself.

Address: Didube District, Left Bank, #6, Giorgi Tsabadze St., Tbilisi, Georgia
Working hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10:.00 a.m. – 17.30p.m.
Ticket price: Adults – 5 GEL, students, school pupils – 1 GEL

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