Ilia Chavchavadze Saguramo State Museum Memorial Museums

Museum address: Mtskheta Municipality, Village Saguramo
Date of establishment of the museum: 1951
Legal status of the museum: Legal Entity under Public Law (LEPL) since 2005 unified Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia
Museum type (profile): Memorial
Quantity of stored items: 2522

Museum collection description: The museum houses memorial belongings of outstanding Georgian writer and public figure Ilia Chavchavadze (1837-1907), photo portraits of XIX c. representatives of Georgian culture, as well as photographs of everyday life of the époque, manuscripts of the writer, samples of published by him periodicals (Iveria, Sakartvelos Moambe, etc.), several samples of Georgian and foreign fine art (Jaques de Molle enters the Tamplier Order by Garnier, Mazepa surrounded by wolves by Verne, Fear by unknown French painter of the same period, works of well-known Georgian artists Lado Gudiashvili, Ucha Japaridze, Iakob Nikoladze), XVIII-XIX c.c. German decorative and everyday crockery, furniture, etc.

Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00 – 18.00
Ticket price: Schoolchildren and students – 1 GEL., Adults – 2 GEL.
Free admission: Children up to age of 6; Georgian and Foreign Museum staff, ICOM members (cardholders with ID), people with disabilities (upon presentation of valid ID), refugees.

Exhibitions: permanent exhibitions
Educational programmes: Different programmes dedicated to Ilia Chavchavadze
Publications: Journal “Saguramo”, different publications about Ilia Chavchavadze

Total space of the museum: 504 m²
Display space: 303 m²
Temporary exhibition:
Storage space: 42 m²

Status of Museum building:
Immovable monument of Cultural Heritage (The order # 3/182, 2007 of Minister of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia).