Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory is the first mountainous “classical” observatory in the Soviet Union, founded by Georgian astronomer and public figure Eugene Kharadze in 1932 on Mount Kanobili, near resort Abastumani.
Vani Archaeological Museum-Reserve is situated on a hill close to the town of Vani in Western Georgia. It was founded in 1985 by the Academician Otar Lordkipanidze during an international symposium. The museum houses archaeology assemblages excavated in Vani since 1985.
National Museum of Military Glory in Kutaisi houses artifacts connected to Georgian military history (weapons and armaments), materials and documents of II World War’s (soldier’s photos, awards, correspondence etc.), aggression in Abkhazia (1991-1993) and South Ossetia (Samachablo) in August 2008.
Around the corner from Stalin Museum, tucked away in the alley, Gori Historical and Ethnographic Museum is a comparably small museum, well worth a visit for travelers interested in the history of the region starting from prehistoric times to the early 20th century.
Situated in the outskirts of Batumi, this highly rated, private museum is a must see for any visitor interested in local history and traditions. The museum presents ordinary lifestyle of the mountain locals during the past 100 years.
Founded in 1936, Ozurgeti historical museum is the biggest museum in the region. This cosy museum houses more than 6000 items dated from the 9th millennium BC until nowadays, notable artifacts include Napoleon Bonaparte's rapier, numismatics from various countries and notable fine arts samples.
Signagi Museum of History and Ethnography, located in the regional capital of Kakheti, was founded in 1947. The first exhibition opened on December 31st, 1950, comprising seven hundred artifacts. The Painting Gallery was founded at the museum in 1967, furnished with donations from well-known and beginner artists.
House of Dadiani were dukes and princes, and a ruling dynasty of Samegrelo, Northwestern part of Georgia. Their mansion, nowadays museum, is the main architectural attraction of Zugdidi city; the significant artifacts placed in the museum include Tagiloni treasure materials, Mother of God holy vesture and the icon of queen Bordokhan – mother of King Tamar of Georgia.
The only museum solely dedicated to money located in the building of the National Bank of Georgia, in the small town of Kvareli, Eastern Georgia. The museum's exhibits lead visitors through the centuries-old history of money circulation in Georgia, from the 6th century B.C. up to the present day.
Located on the higher level of “Rabat" in the recently reconstructed fortress of Akhaltsikhe, the museum offers well laid out and organized collection of 25,000 objects representing history and culture on the region from prehistoric times to Ottoman rule.
Trademark "'Tsinandali" now easily recognized by lovers of Georgian wine, is in truth, name of the residency, owned by Kakhetian (East Georgia) poet, public figure and a member of the noble family Alexandre Chavchavadze who lived in the 19th century.
Located across the center of Mestia in a new concrete building, Svaneti Ethnographical Museum satisfies all the modern standards and tells the real story of the region that was never touched by invasions, cloistered high up in the North Caucasus mountains.
Located in Joseph Stalin's hometown, Gori, museum still carries a lot of Soviet-Era characteristics and has largely nicknamed as propaganda museum by foreigners. Museum complex consists of the memorial house, where Stalin was born, exposition building with tower and Stalin’s personal train carriage.
Opened in 1926, Borjomi Museum of Local History is located in gothic style house that was built by German architect V. Shveier for Romanovs, Russian royal family in 1890. Museum nowadays, has five main departments: archaeological, historical-ethnographical, applied art, local landscape and nature department.
Petite museum is located in the village of Stepantsminda at an altitude of 1900 meters. Founded in the memorial house of the well-known Georgian writer Alexander Kazbegi, the museum narrates the history and lifestyle of the regions through archaeological exhibits, photos, religious relics, diaries and gear of old mountain climbers.
Ekvtime Takaishvili is Georgian historian, archaeologist and public figure, acclaimed for preserving Georgian National Treasury in France after Bolshevik invasion of Georgia in 1921. This museum houses memorabilia related to his life and deeds, unique photos and artifacts, common for ethnography of the historical province of Guria, where he was born and brought up.
Located in Historical Shida (Inner) Kartli, 14 km. eastwards from the city of Gori.
Visitors will be able to walk on cut in the rock streets and squares, see heathen temples, palaces, depressions used for several ritual purposes, richly adorned halls, bakeries, secret tunnel, etc.
Located in Southern Georgia, historical province of Javakheti; Altitude - 1300 m above the sea level;
Sites and monuments preserved on the territory of Vardzia Historical-Architectural Museum-Reserve are as follows: Barrows; Remains of Antique Settlement; Rock villages; Medieval town-castles; Systems of caves of various destinations.
Situated in the old capital, only about 20 min drive from Tbilisi, Great Mtskheta Archeological Museum houses up to 23,000 exhibits dated from the 4th Millenium BC. The important part of the museum reserve is residences of Georgian Kings of Kartli and Iberia along with their mausoleums.