Georgian National Museum. Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia Historical (local) Museums

Museum address: 3, Shota Rustaveli Ave., Tbilisi
Date of establishment of the museum: 1852
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
Museum type (profile): Historical
Quantity of stored items: 1 200 000

Museum collection description: Oldest of Georgia operates as a scientific-educational institution that preserves and exhibits a unique collection of natural and human history. The collections of the museum cover the history of the country, starting from animal re-parents dated back to 40 million years. One of the most amazing artifacts at the museum is the prehistoric human re-parents found in Dmanisi which date back to 1.8 million years and are oldest sign of human existence outside of Africa. One of the most important collections of the museum is the collection of Treasures that contains a big number of unique objects from the second half of the III millennium B.C. through XIX c. A.D. The collection features gold and silver artifacts and jewelry from the pre-Christian period from various regions of the country: Ananuri, Tsnori, Vani, Mtskheta, Tialeti Kurgans, Zhinvali, Akhalgori, Martkopi, etc.

Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00 – 18.00
Ticket price: Schoolchildren and Students – 0.50 GEL., Adults – 10 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 2005 which are focus on the Museum collections (E-mail:, phone: (+995 593) 328 345
Publications: Museum catalogues and booklets

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Movable monument of Cultural Heritage: 437 exhibits.
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).