Ethnographic Museum

The Ethnographic Museum in Tbilisi is located under the open sky. The museum is one of the most interesting sights of the city, which will acquaint you with the culture and traditions of the people.

The museum was opened in 1966 on the initiative of Georgian ethnographer Georgy Chitay. The museum is located in the Vake Park, near the Turtle Lake and covers an area of 52 hectares. The museum exhibits more than 8 thousand expositions from all over the country. The houses and buildings of the museum are also considered exhibits. Built houses represent the life of settlers since the Bronze Age. Household items, traditional clothing, ornaments, weapons, and utensils are also exhibited in the houses.

The museum is divided into 14 zones around the regions: Ajaria, Abkhazia, Kartli, Samergelo, Hevsurtia, Kakheti, Javakheti, Guria, Racha, Lechkhumi, Ossetia, Svaneti, Kartli and Meskhetia. The Ethnographic Museum is a miniature reproduction of Georgia.

The museum regularly hosts exhibitions and festivals, including the annual folk festival “Art Gene”.


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