Georgian National Museum. Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi Historical Museum – Carvasla Historical (local) Museums

Museum address: 8, Sioni str., Tbilisi
Date of establishment of the museum: 1910
Legal status of the museum: Since 2004 – unified in the Legal Entity under Public Law (LEPL) – Georgian National Museum under the governmental control of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia

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Quantity of stored items: 50 000

Museum collection description: The museum houses collections that represent Tbilisi history, everyday life and culture. There are collections of archaeology, ethnography, documents, folk and applied art. The museum collection contains unique objects, weapons, various kind of ceramic, china, musical instruments, numismatics, textiles and household accessories starting from the Bronze Age. The museum has the collection of artist paintings as well as masterpieces of other renowned Georgian artists.

Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00 – 18.00
Ticket price: Schoolchildren and Students – 0.50 GEL., Adults – 5 GEL., Guided Tour Fee (Georgian Language) – 25 GEL., Guided Tour Fee (English Language) – 45 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: Periodical exhibition of different collections in Georgia and in foreign countries museums.
Educational Programmes: The Georgian National Museum created the Department of Educational Programmes in 2005which are focus on the Museum collections (E-mail:, phone: (+995 593) 328 345
Publications: Museum catalogues and booklets.

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Museum building’s status: Immovable monument of Cultural Heritage(The order #3/181, 2007 of Minister of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia).