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G. Chitaia Open air museum of ethnography

Ethnographical Museum



In Tbilisi, on the slope of a high mountain to the west of Turtle Lake, G. Chitaya Georgian Vernacular Architecture and Lifestyle Open Air Museum is located. In the Museum, it is possible to learn more about the homestead culture characteristic of each historical-ethnographic part of Georgia, the variety of residential houses and the traditional lifestyle, and also to visit historical-archaeological and workshop expositions. More than 9,000 exhibits are registered in the Museum funds. Three economic-cultural areas are presented on the 58 hectares of the territory of the Museum: plain, plateau and highlands, according to which the territory was divided into the following historical-ethnographic regions: Kartli, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Samegrelo, Guria, Imereti, Adjara, and Abkhazia. The Museum was founded on April 27, 1966, by the initiative of the founder of the Georgian Ethnographic School, academician Giorgi Chitaya.
25, Merab Berdzenishvili street