Georgian National Museum. Svaneti Historical Ethnographical Museum Historical (local) Museums

Museum Address: Mestia Municipality, 7, Avtandil Ioseliani str., Mestia
Date of establishment of the museum: 1936
Legal status of the museum: Since 2004 – unified in Georgian National Museum Legal Entity under Public Law (LEPL)
Museum type (profile): Historical
Quantity of stored items: 4090

Museum collection description: The museum houses more than 4.000 items: archaeological objects discovered in Svaneti region, unique samples of engraved and painted icons (of special interest are X-XII c.c. icons), religious objects (IX-XIV c.c.), manuscripts (XI-XIII c.c. New Testaments from Adishi, Labskaldi, Ienashi, Mestia), weapons and armor, iron and cooper items, wooden ethnographic objects, adornments, silverware, textiles, etc.

Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00 – 18.00
Ticket price: Adult – 7 GEL, Students – 1 GEL, Schoolchildren – 0.5 GEL, Guided Tour Fee 10 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: New expositions of archaeological and ethnographic materials (2008).
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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