Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, Mestia

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  • Great Museum! Beautiful, minimalistic, new and very unconventional for Georgia. Recommend any exposure. Will be satisfied!
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  • Is required to attend, if you drove to mestia. Good guide would be there, exhibits the really unique!
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  • The Museum may compile pride for any city, but see it in mountain village is a pleasant surprise. European type Museum with a rich collection of artifacts. Of particular interest are the samples of Svan School of icon painting X-XIII centuries, as well as household products of the middle ages, made by local craftsmen, the collection of weapons and firearms. Unfortunately, Ermakov Dmitry ethnographic expedition (1910-2010) has been dedicated to only one picture. The Soviet period virtually not represented. Object required to attend in mestia.
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  • Great museum in a beautiful modern building. Very well curated, minimalistic, yet very informative. A great insight into not only Svaneti but also Georgian culture and heritage. Schedule a good hour to spend in the exhibition part and make sure to stay a little longer to enjoy the amazing lobby area!
  • Well curated museum offering nice perspective of local culture. Well worth a stop if you're in the area. A solid hour would give enough time to tour the museum for the small, but worthy collection.
  • SVANETI ETHNOGRAPHICAL MUSEUM Located in Mestia, Svaneti region, 500 km from Tbilisi. Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography was founded in 1936. In 1973 in Svaneti was created the zonal system of the Monument Protection and the Museum became the headquarters of this system. In the Museum are kept very important and valuable archaeological and ethnographical materials, rich collection of the Georgian manuscripts, icons, etc. There are high level items in the collections donated to Svaneti churches by Georgian kings. There are some items of foreign origin, like: Syrian, Sasanian Persia, from Byzantine Empire, and Venice.In 2003 the museum moved to the new building. Permanent exhibitions are presented the three halls. Collections of the Svaneti Museum are: archaeological collections – 2187 items, engraved and painted icons – 242 items, manuscripts – 68 items, armor – 192 items, metalwork – 292 items, wooden ethnographical objects – 650 items, jewelry and silverware – 421 items, textiles – 37 items. Museum already had done exhibitions of contemporary local painters' works. There is started work on preparing of the educational programs Opening hours: Every day 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed on Monday and public holidays Entrance Fees: Adults - 5GEL School children - 0.5GEL Admission is free for: Children (under 6) Friends of Museum ICOM members Museum employees People with limited abilities Internally displaced persons (IDPs) Socially unprotected persons
  • Absolutely outstanding! one of the best museums in Georgia! A real must visit!
  • Very interesting, charming and on the roof you can take breathtaking views
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