Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography

Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, Mestia: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography Reviews: 4.5/5

Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography

Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Wesley S
2 contributions
One of the best museums out there
Aug 2019
This is one of the best ethnographic museums I've ever visited. Svaneti has a long cultural history and this museum has artifacts and insight that spans it all. It's also beautifully filled.
Written April 29, 2020
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Ullallaa
Helsinki, Finland34 contributions
Interesting place
Feb 2020 • Couples
An interesting place to visit in Mestia. Mestian history comes alive here. I recommend this museum for visitors.
Written February 21, 2020
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Frog-Aus
Melbourne, Australia315 contributions
A most interesting museum
Oct 2019
It was fascinating learning about the Svaneti people and their history.Beautiful collection of icons and lovely gifts available from the front, notably felt scarves in gorgeous colours
Written November 2, 2019
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David R
Galilee Region, Israel22 contributions
A small but beautiful museum
May 2019
Very thoughtfully laid-out museum, particularly interesting for the different ethnology exhibits of Svaneti. I would only suggest that some experience of the local music, aside from the instruments on display, could be arranged and would add a great dimension.
Written October 31, 2019
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unsureof
United Kingdom173 contributions
Great insight into the history of the Svan people
Sep 2019
I think everyone visiting the area should visit this museum. Things can be read online but it is also good to see the artefacts in person.
Written October 21, 2019
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Ralph
Frankfurt, Germany19 contributions
Deeply Svaneti.
Oct 2019
I have visited Mestia for the second time, but first into the museum. This was not very attractive from the outside at the first time to me, but since I had a special interest I came this year only for one day to Mestia and the museum.
the display of svan religious icons is amazing, beautifully presented as the entire exhibtion.
I am rating it as "Must-See!
Written October 15, 2019
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Eddy H
Reet, Belgium47 contributions
Great little museum
Sep 2019
Mestia is a small town of appr. 15.000 inhabitants. The town managed to erect a stylish building in concrete with a conference hall and a small but well conceived museum with a very interesting collection. I agree, it is not The Louvre but for such a small town it seems to me quite an achievement. Worth your wile. Recommend a visit.
Written October 7, 2019
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travellerX49
Warrnambool, Australia409 contributions
Quite remarkable
Sep 2019 • Friends
Although I had been told that I was not to miss this museum I was not expecting anything amazing. The collection of icons is superb and the early, some back to 5th century, of early illuminated religious manuscripts must be priceless. Cleverly they have a slide show running in the manuscript room to show close ups of some of the individual pages. Simply stunning. Lots of other church artifacts as well as Bronze Age items and many items of social history.
Not to be missed.
Written September 24, 2019
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Laurence B
Birmingham, UK92 contributions
Fantastic museum!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Great exhibits, really well organised, information in both Georgian and English and a lovely seating area inside too. Bonus is the great view over Mestia!

Price in September 2019: 10 lari (adults) or 0.50 lari if a student (so remember your card!)

We really enjoyed our time here as we escaped the rain in the afternoon. Some really fascinating (and rare!) exhibits and we learned a lot. Got a few postcards as well and enjoyed a tea on the amazing sofas (which we napped on!!)

Highly recommended!
Written September 7, 2019
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Einat
21 contributions
very small but interesting
Aug 2019
it's a good way to spend the time if it's raining. the museum is small - only one floor, but some of the exhibitions interesting.
Written August 31, 2019
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