Museums of Tbilisi
Georgian National Museum.
Giorgi Chitaia Ethnographical Museum -
The Open Air Museum
Address:A1, Tortile Road
Phone:223 09 60, 222 63 02
Working hours:Everyday except Monday, 11.00 - 16.00
Date of establishment:1966
The Open Air Museum is located in Tbilisi, Vake district, to the west of "Turtle Lake". It occupies 65 hectares of land. There are 70 samples of various purpose traditional buildings in the museum. The museum is one of the most unique museums in Georgia: you can physically "visit" almost the regions of Georgia (Kartli, Kakheti, Samegrelo, Imereti, Racha, Ajara, Apkhazeti, Svaneti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, etc.) in several hours and learn about the architecture and traditions of different regions. Along with folk architecture, the museum features objects of traditional crafts (carpets, rugs, traditional clothes; metalwork, ceramic, wooden items, etc.).