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Open Air Museum, Tbilisi

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#2 of 30 in Museums in Georgia
More than 8,000 tools, textiles, and household items come to life in a traditional countryside setting at Open Air Museum. Spread across 52 hectares (128 acres) of hilly terrain, this museum features over 70 houses representing 14 ethnographic regions, including Abkhazia, Khevsureti, and Ossetia. In addition to displays of typical architectural style and objects, you'll also absorb the atmosphere of a traditional home and immerse yourself in legends and stories of Georgia if you take a guided tour. From this location you can also get great views of the city and the hills below. Work out when and for how long to visit Open Air Museum and other Tbilisi attractions using our handy Tbilisi online journey planner .
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  • not bad, but many museum exhibits were unavailable for viewing the summer day were, did not recommend walking, very hot
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  • Good museum for culture and ethnography lovers - most of the houses are brought from the original places in 19th century. However, not all the houses are available for viewing.  more »
  • I'm your busboy topped by a Lake at the time of gustba I mean Georgian kaplumbuğa Georgian bay Lake for an outing where IBE, ladies and getting out for a run every morning very nice I got my attention the tape running in the hands of everyone there, they run with German Shepherd
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  • Very interesting idea, it is fantastic that they brought houses from different regions yo one place but unfortunately there are maintained very badly, half of them was closed with lock on (all together we managed to see maybe 7 from inside), only in 4 a ladies told us a story about the place but they weren't dressed in traditional clothes like they used to be, toilet in terrible shape with 0 running water. Definitely not worth going so far to see it. Great shame as the idea is fantastic and this place could have been awesome
  • Exhibition area is very interesting, but better not to go to renovation areas. Great example of traditional Georgian households by regions in Georgia. Most or all examples are not superficial, but actually moved to museum from a particular area.and the entrance fee is only 3 lari. Cable car is near turtle lake
  • Big area with houses from different areas in Georgia. On Saturdays there are special events like bread baking, music, weaving.... Entrance fee only 3 Lari. Ask the staff on the ground and they will explain details and they opened even closed areas for us. They offer special tour groups in English and German for about 25 Lari
  • A beautiful open air museum. Walk outside in the meadows on the mountainside. Many wonderful houses from many regions. Easy to get to so spend 1 to 4 hours. Madloba.
  • Great museum - majority of the houses are real historic buildings, which were moved to Tbilisi from a different regions (disassembled, transported to Tbilisi and then assembled again). Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, willing to share interesting facts about the household peculiarities of different parts of Georgia. There's also a traditional bread baking sessions, taking place around 3PM.

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Strung out alongside the Mtkvari River, Tbilisi's historical core and bustling city center offers an array of accommodation options. Choose the fortress hill, the more northern residential districts, or a main street in the center of the action. Large international chain hotels offer luxury options, complete with fine dining, air conditioning, and more. However, you can also choose from more economical, mid-level options located around Rustaveli Avenue and Tbilisi's old town. For the lowest cost, consider one of the ubiquitous hostels.
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