Georgian National Museum
Georgian National Museum
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
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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  • Freedom Square • 2 min walk
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  • Vagabonde
    Warsaw, Poland124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see museum
    The museum has very interesting exhibitions, I learnt a lot about Georgia’s ancient history and I’m very impressed. They really have some gems worth seeing. Every level is quite interesting except maybe one room with weapons, we didn’t really know what was going on there. I must warn you: don’t take a guide. We paid extra for a guide and it wasn’t bad but it’s a lot of money for only one part of a museum because guide speaks only about the ancient history. And if you’re into it you’ll read the same information without a guide.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 26, 2023
  • RIB3333
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place to visit
    Such an interesting place to visit just off Freedom Square. Beautiful ancient jewellery with intricate gold and silver work. Most interesting however is the exhibition on Communist occupation which was very informative. There is English translations and it will take between an hour to two hours to visit it all. You can buy some sort of museum pass which lets you visit several museums in a set time period. I didn't as I was cramming a lot in and managed to visit one more museum before leaving but worth looking into.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Neha V
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates257 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see museum
    If you like museums and want to gain knowledge on the history of Georgia, you must go here. It is very much near Freedom Square. This museum is worth it. Entry is reasonable but having a guide (a bit high charged) makes it even better
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia10,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit
    In my humble opinion, it is absolutely necessary to visit the National Museum in a capital city. This is where you learn the essentials about the country you're visiting, both historically and politically. The Georgian Museum is no exception. It showcases in a very tasteful way Georgia's rich history and ends with the horrible era of Soviet occupation. Must visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 30, 2023
  • jbg74
    Saint Paul, Minnesota1,060 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Old-Style Museum
    This was a cool, eclectic museum. It had some great natural history exhibits with bones, taxidermy, an egg and nest collection, pressed leaves, minerals, and other stuff. It had an awesome arms and armor collection, mostly Georgian and Iranian, but it had a collection of Asian weapons and armor including a full suit of samurai armor with facemask and boots. There were ancient Georgian artifacts made out of gold and silver, neolithic artifacts of bone and flint, and 4,000 year old chariot wheels. There was an excellent exhibit on the Soviet occupation too. It is well worth an afternoon. There isn't a ton of information in English on many of the items, but it is still very enjoyable.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 20, 2023
  • DGSmanila
    Bangkok, Thailand383 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    little disappointing but still worth it
    The museum was somewhat disappointing. It is primary focus on prehistoric and miss out on newer historical events. It "jump" from the old past to the newer "hate" for the Russian occupation of the country. Also there is little guidance details and you have to explore things on your own. However, still worth the visit to get some background learning
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 13, 2024
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Adam T
Stuttgart, Germany96 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Business
Nice displays, but relatively small considering the age of the Georgian culture. It seemed like it went from 2000 BC to some 18th century clothes and weapons, immediately to the Soviet occupation. I am sure it’s a work in progress and for the $3 dollar admission you can’t go wrong.
Written September 13, 2020
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Sonia
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Extremely rude security guard at the basement floor of the museum.
We arrived at 17.00 at the museum planning to only visit the gold reserve at the basement. The museum supposedly closes at 18.00. However when we bought the ticket they informed us that the museum closes at 17.50.
We kept monitoring our time there, trying to see as much in such a little time.
At 17.45 a security guard came and asked me to leave the room in Georgian. I replied that I have five more minutes as they have informed me already. He insisted, trying to show me written in English on his mobile phone that he is supposed to turn on the alarm. The other guard was banging the glass protection of the artifacts so as to show us and other visitors we have to go.
I insisted I have five more minutes, and that I want to enjoy the artifacts until is 17.50.
He would not understand, even when another woman talked to him and explained in Russian what I was saying.
We paid 30 lari (10€) per person- there was no discount since the museum was closing soon- just to spend 50 minutes and enjoy some artifacts we wished to see. There was no other time to visit the museum, and still we decided to pay and see as much as possible.
The security guard of the basement floor ruined the experience completely and frustrated us for no reason, since we knew and respected the 17.50 exit time.
The artifacts are unique and amazing, it's really worth the time and money, but the staff is not friendly or polite!!
The specific security guard continued to be rude, outside the museum, when we were leaving.
Written August 26, 2023
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
At the very beginning of Tbilisi's affluent Rustaveli Avenue and not far from "Freedom Square", a magnificent neoclassical building houses the "Georgian National Museum". The museum was created around 1920 and has an impressive permanent collection of more than 140,000 items representatives of Georgian, Oriental, Russian and European Arts. The old jewelery collection is absolutely awesome! Check also for its temporary exhibitions, with always something interesting going on! Enjoy!
Written May 8, 2020
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Neha V
Dubai, United Arab Emirates257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
If you like museums and want to gain knowledge on the history of Georgia, you must go here. It is very much near Freedom Square. This museum is worth it. Entry is reasonable but having a guide (a bit high charged) makes it even better
Written August 15, 2023
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Mohammad Qutishat
Amman, Jordan2,216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A hidden treasure at the beginning of Rustaveli Avenue, a walking distance from freedom/liberty square, a very convenient location.
The Georgian National Museum is the product of the unification of several museums and research centers that hosts various exhibitions, both temporary and permanent, from archaeological to modern art collections and cultural exhibits.
The Museum is 4 floors, each floor is divided into two sections, each section specializes in a specific subject/theme with interesting artifacts, to name a few: archaeological, Georgian heritage, soviet occupation, east Asia…etc.
Note: The elevator is not working, so be prepared to climb few stairs.
Written February 6, 2021
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Parminder
Dubai, United Arab Emirates251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Very well organized museum and the best one in Georgia, located at the start of Rustaveli Avenue, a few minute walking distance from liberty square. It is also next to the museum of modern art. The museum was 4 floors which displayed Georgian history, chinese art, animals, wars, ornaments, evolution etc.
It seemed only certain area was accesible for tourists. We can navigate the museum via lift or via stairs.
Few rooms had some lighting issues (spot light not working), photos when click becomes dull due to strong light from window. Rest assured, it was a great adventure visiting this museum and knowing the Georgian history. Ticket is arount 15 GEL
Written July 22, 2021
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Sy C
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
For the entrance fee of 30GEL, I was expecting a lot more bang for buck and certainly a comprehensive understanding of the long history of Georgia.

Instead, what you get is a paleolithic section, a gold treasure trove thru the ages (that was nice) then you time travel to 1920s Soviet Georgia.
There are some other random exhibits that do not add much to the overall historical picture. That's it.

If I had to do again, I'd give this a skip.
Written November 11, 2023
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Bob R
Belgrade, Serbia613 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
30 gel for highly uninteresting exhibits. Plus, you have to pay another 15 for treasury where are really interesting works of art and photos are forbidden. And women there follow you around like you are a prisoner!!! One woman even dared to ask me if I finish my viewing!!! She wanted me to leave! Rude! If I knew all this, would have skipped it.
Written May 14, 2024
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NotOnlyTravel
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This is a must see place. This is a unique and interesting museum and one of the best museums I have ever visited. I like the most the archaeological exhibits where you can learn a lot about the biological classifications of the great apes and learn about the human evolution with great evidences belonging to different eras.
Another interesting section exhibits a large number of coins pertaining to very old ages. I was surprised to see coins used in the 6th century BC . The coins exhibit tells interesting stories of the Georgian history . It shows how open Georgia was with other nations and cultures.
There are a lot more to see and read. I suggest you take pictures of the labels of the exhibits you like to read later or keep as references , the information is very valuable (take permission please).
Remember the exhibition is closed on Mondays.
Written August 17, 2021
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Tin100tin
Los Angeles, CA420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
My favorite floor was the first floor with the treasury. The absolutely gorgeous gold jewelry down there really blew my mind. And the fourth floor with the communist past is fascinating. I love finding things that I don’t know about and will now have to read about!
Written August 27, 2021
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