ქუთაისის ისტორიულ-ეთნოგრაფიული მუზეუმი - kutaisi ethnographic museum

Kutaisi Historical and Ethnographic Museum

Museum

About Kutaisi Historical and Ethnographic Museum


Best time to visit: All Season

Kutaisi Historical and Ethnographical Museum was founded in 1912. At first, the collection was placed at Grigol Gvelesiani's home, who was a museum administrator.

In 1922, the Historical-ethnographical Museum was founded on the basis of the collection. In 1948 the museum was relocated in today's building (Tbilisi str. N1). The two-floor house, built in the 1860s, was the property of Prince Nicolas Eristavi. The building took its form after the reconstruction in the 1940s.

Museum

Nowadays more than 150,000 exhibits are kept in Kutaisi museum. The Archaeological Department which is filled with the materials discovered in Kutaisi and its suburbs has the preserved collection of Bronze Age and Antic age samples including Colchian axes, animal stylized bronze buckles, the bronze sculpture of a man(VII-VI century BC) and the bronze statue of a female from village Geguti etc.

Excellent samples of medieval forge art are kept in the museum's treasures: X cc Silver Stauroteca, XII-XIII cc Savior's icon from Motsameta and others. In the museum, there are a number of golden samples of XVI-XVIII cc.

The museum houses different archives including personal archives of public figures (Kirill Lortkipanidze, Giorgi Zdanovich, Alexander Garsevanishvili, Dimitri Nazarishvili, Davit Meskhi, Triphon Japaridze, and others), also Photos of XIX-XX cc.

The Ethnographic Department has rich collections of wood, metal, ceramics, leather, glass, and tissue – it is worth to mention XI century wooden door of the Lashe church, with Bible stories on it; XVII-XVIII cc ecclesiastical embroidery; rare collections of silver daggers and flint guns. At the museum library, with the 40 000 books, the XIX-XX cc of the periodical editions are protected.

Location
42.26881, 42.704099
Distance from the Capital
216 km (134.22 mi)

Popular Nearby

Kutaisi Central Garden "Boulevard" - a walk and leisure place in the city center. The garden was planted in 1821 with decorated plants included vin...

White Bridge - is located in the central part of Kutaisi, in the old part of the city, on the river Rioni. It is one of the most beautiful bridges in ...

@page { margin: 0.79in } p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; direction: ltr; line-height: 115%; text-align: left; orphans: 2; widows: 2 } a:l...

Bagrati cathedral – built by the king of Georgia and Abkhazia Bagrat III(978-1014), Virgin Mary's Church, which has a special place with it’s archit...

Kutaisi Botanical Garden is located in the city of Kutaisi, on the right bank of River Rioni and because of its age and characteristic of planning, it...

The Gelati Monastery Complex is located in 11 km northwest of Kutaisi in Imereti region, Georgia, in the river Tskaltsiteli valley.How can we get to...

Popular Nearby
review

Ask a Question

Do you have any question about this destination?
Feel free to ask anything, we are happy to help you.

Ask a Question
review

Write review and rate destination

Help other travelers use your experience.
Review this destination, share your thoughts, impressions, pros and cons.
Let's make traveling easier than ever.

Write a review
Write a review

Ask a Question

Review Kutaisi Historical and Ethnographic Museum

Very Bad!

Bad!

Good!

Very good!

Excellent!