Stepantsminda Historical Museum Historical (local) Museums

Museum address: Kazbegi Municipality, 2, Al, Kazbegi str., Stephantsminda
Date of establishment of the museum: 1934
Legal status of the museum: Since 2009 unified Legal Entity under Public Law (LEPL) National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia (Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia)
Museum type (profile): Historical
Quantity of stored items: 17 859

Museum collection description: The museum building used to be memorial house of well-known Georgian writer Alexander Kazbegi (1848-1890). There are kept personal belongings and library of the writer, and ethnographic and craft collections of material culture, documents characteristic for Khevi (name of the mountainous region) and more widely – for Caucasian culture, for example household objects, accessories, crockery, kilims, saddle-bags (XIX c. and beginning of the XX c.), archaeological collection (numismatics, fragments of weapons and implements, adornments, decorations, earthenware, etc.), religious objects, works of local artists.

Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00 – 18.00
Ticket price: School children and students – 1 GEL., Adults – 3 GEL., Guided tours – 15 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.

Educational programmes:

Total space of the museum:
Display space:
918,5 m²
Permanent exhibitions: 358 m²
Temporary exhibitions: 121 m²
Storage space: 148,5 m²

Status of Museum building: Immovable monument of Cultural Heritage (The order # 3/87, 2010 of Minister of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia).