Museums of Adjara
Batumi Archaeological Museum
Address:77, Ilia Chavchavadze str., Batumi
Phone:(+995 422) 2 36 94, 2 40 13
Working hours:Everyday except Monday, 10.00 - 18.00
Date of establishment:1994
The Batumi Archaeological Museum was created in 1994. It houses finds of various periods from within Adjara. Its principal attraction is the material from Pichvnari excavated since 1998 by the joint archaeological expedition of the Batumi Archaeological Museum and the Ashmolean Museum of the University of Oxford. The academic study and publication of the finds is proceeding apace, thanks to the existence of a conservation laboratory, a photographic studio and archive, and a rich specialized library.