Open Air Museum of Ethnography

Open Air Museum of Ethnography, Tbilisi: Hours, Address, Open Air Museum of Ethnography Reviews: 4.5/5

Open Air Museum of Ethnography

Open Air Museum of Ethnography
4.5
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Luís Sousa Cunha
Tbilisi, Georgia119 contributions
Oct 2019
A little of all Georgia in one place. Houses that were brought from all around Georgia with their specificities and a guide inside to explain you everithing in Eng / Rus or Kartuli obvious. Near turtle lake can do both. To visit this museum will need no more than 2 hours. Inside the houses some specific items and clothes from all around the country. A nice place to visit.
Written February 21, 2020
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archil a
Tbilisi, Georgia753 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
Very interesting place, the opportunity to learn in one place a lot of interesting things about the life and ancient traditions of different ethnic groups living in Georgia. This open-air museum, rather - Park. Museum like in those houses where the guides were all very interesting to tell, never seen that people love their job. Fantastic museum, the most wonderful guides.
Written February 15, 2017
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123M_A2013
Moscow, Russia94 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
I've never been to the open-air museum represented by houses from different parts of a country! Georgia is rather various that's why it's really fascinating to watch different customs of ethnic groups habitating the country. The guides provides the info not only about style-living through the centuries but global philosophical ideas of common life of a family of 20-25 members in a single room and even sacred structure of houses. It's reasonable to take a guide for 1.5 hour: you may hear the ideas and facts which will takeover consiousness for a long time period! Tickets for adults 3 GEL, a guide for 1.5 h - 25 GEL (1 and 11$ respectively)
Written August 21, 2016
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contradancer
asheville, nc448 contributions
Aug 2011 • Couples
We had a wonderful experience here. The guide didn't speak great English but between what she could say in English and what I could understand in French, we had a very interesting experience learning about the old cultures of Georgia.
Written December 14, 2011
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Pontinha2015
405 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
I had the chance to visit the few house on the beginning of the museum however as you get deep into it most of the house were not opened. Apparently some open in specific days of the week which was a bummer as I was looking forward to see the inside of the house fortress. They also don’t open until 11am.
Written October 14, 2018
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lotsotravel
Togo32 contributions
Apr 2012
huge spread on a hill with tons of representative Georgian dwellings. The museum employees speak Russian and some English and do a great job explaining the history of the buildings.
Written April 10, 2012
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WSpinner
Cambridge, UK53 contributions
Sep 2011 • Friends
Nice old traditional houses. The right place to have a chat with Georgian people.
Written November 18, 2011
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Irena
Muscat, Oman113 contributions
Mar 2019
Although this Museum is somewhat out-of-the- regular touristic route for the most of the excursions, this is a definitely one of the must-see spots in Tbilisi if you'd like to learn more about the history and heritage of the country. Located in a lovely green natural park, it beautifully displays various regions of Georgia with its traditional heritage in a historical perspective. Excellent exposition for costumes, utensils, dwellings and wine-making tradition - from the olden days and well into the present. The BEST view of Tbilisi from the top of the hill where this Museum is located - highly recommend !!
Written March 18, 2019
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Winsome66
Johannesburg, South Africa271 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
If you have extra time in Tbilisi, you have a choice of many other things to do and one of the things you may want to do, is to visit the Open Air Museum of Ethnography. It's an interesting place to spend an hour or two. May I suggest that you wear very comfortable shoes (preferably closed shoes) as you would have to walk on broken, stony pathways. If you're traveling during the summer, please take water with you and a sun hat.

The entry fee is GEL 3. Some of the old homes are recreated to depict Georgian home life hundreds of years before. There are guides in some of these homes who will give you a clear history of the homes and their owners and about the furniture or certain items in the house. One of the buildings, is about wine making and the old utensils used.

Unfortunately there aren't cafes and restaurants to rest and have a snack and drink.
Written June 23, 2018
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Jennifer W
Salt Lake City, UT36 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We had an extra half-day in Tbilisi and this museum was recommended by a friend. We found it super interesting and were so glad we went. BUT, you must get a guided tour (a private English guide was available at the ticket office when we got there) in order to really enjoy and appreciate the museum and what you are seeing. There were so many interesting items that I never would have known what they were if our guide hadn’t explained them to us such as a baby walker from the 1500s, a radiator to generate heat from the 1700s, and so much more. Details told by our guide made all the difference. I also loved that the homes and items on display were actually transported originals—not mere replicas. We really loved this museum and want to spread the word to be sure to go while you’re in Tbilsii (and be sure to pay extra for the guide).
Written June 17, 2018
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  • Tue - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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