Giorgi Chitaia Ethnographical Museum , GE 0162 Tbilisi ( last change : 10.06.2011 16:18:06 )

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Giorgi Chitaia Ethnographical Museum
David Zhvania
A1, Tortile Road,
GE- 0162 Tbilisi
Phone : (+995 322) 23 09 60     (+995 577) 50 05 47
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The Open Air Museum was founded on April, 27, 1966 by the famous Georgian ethnographer George Chitaia. It is located in Tbilisi, Vake district, to the west of "Turtle Lake". It occupies 52 hectares of land and houses more than 8 thousand exhibits brought from all over Georgia. The Open Air Museum exposes 14 ethnographic zones: Kartli, Samegrelo, Adjara, Abkhazia, Svaneti, Khevsureti, Kakheti, Meskheti, Javakheti, Guria, Imereti, Racha, Lechkhumi and Osetia.

Each of them presents the particular historic-ethnographic area of Georgia.Together with the architectural monuments the museum exposes ethnographic materials - different kinds of tools, textile and ceramics.The museum also exposes the V-VI c. basilica of Sioni, as well as a rich collection of the grave stones in relief. Also cottage gardens and fruit orchards typical to each region will be shown soon. After the restructuration of the museum each house will have the plants typical to the region of Georgia that the house represents. Already finished is a vineyard with old grape varieties and the demonstration of traditional winemaking.

Opening hours :
Everyday except Monday, 10.00 – 18.00

Admission price :
Adults – 1.50 GL (At temporary exhibitions – 3 GL), Children – 1 GL, students – 1 GL, Children Groups (15 ps) – 0.5 GL, Guided tours – 10 GL

Dimension : 50 ha, Exposition – 23 ha, Funds - 80 m²


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