This unique tour unifies several leading museums in Georgia under 1 day tour, you shall have possibility to visit all of the main museums of Tbilisi with the local guide. Withi the tour you shall have possibility to visit the museums mentioned below:
Georgian National Museum is the oldest museum in Georgia operates as a scientific-educational institution that preserves and exhibits a unique collection of natural and human history. The collections of the museum cover the history of the country, starting from animal remains dated back to 40 million years. One of the most amazing artifacts at the museum is the prehistoric human remains found in Dmanisi which dates back to 1.8 million years and are oldest signs of human existence outside Africa. One of the most important collections of the museum is the collection of Treasures that contains a big number of unique objects from the second half of the III millennium B.C. through XIX c. A.D. The collection features gold and silver artifacts and jewelry from the pre-Christian period from various regions of the country.
Tbilisi Open air Ethnography museum is located close to the Turtle Lake on a hill, overlooking the city. The museum is divided into 11 parts and represents the authentic architecture from all over Georgia. It displays around 70 buildings and more than 8,000 items. The museum exhibits traditional architecture from all the parts of Georgia as well as a collection of traditional household articles such as distaffs, knitting-frames, chums, clothes, carpets, pottery and furniture. Since 2004, the museum has been hosting an annual summertime folk culture festival Art-Gene.
Georgian National Gallery, also known as Tbilisi Art Gallery, is one of the most renowned museums in Tbilisi. It is located on the Rusatveli avenue. Previously it was called the Blue Gallery as the facade was painted in blue before the restoration in 2007, nowadays the exterior of the building is painted in gray. Tbilisi National Gallery has long played a central role in the promotion of Georgian art. Such well-designed and unique exhibition halls can be found nowhere else in the South Caucasus. Nowadays, the Gallery is one of the central exhibition spaces of the National Museum, where one can find temporary exhibitions such as "Georgian fine art masterpieces of the early 20th Century”. It holds more than 30,000 items of value, including permanent exhibitions from prominent Georgian artists Niko Pirosani, Davit Kakabadze, Lado Gudiashvili and Iakob Nikoladze. In recent years it has hosted many world-famous artists, including Michelangelo, Titian, Botticelli, Lucas Cranach and Michelangelo Pistoletto.
Tbilisi History Museum was founded in 1910 as the City Municipal Museum. Since 1984, the Tbilisi History Museum has been located in a restored caravanserai, representing the city's historic role as a Silk Road trading outpost. The museum houses over fifty thousand artifacts. They reflect Tbilisi's history from the end of the 4 millennium BC to the present day. The museum presents archeological, ethnological and archival materials as well as the pieces of national and applied arts, and a rich photo-collection. A number of unique works of artistic and graphic arts are also preserved in this museum.
Georgian Museum of Fine Arts is located in the center of Tbilisi, on Rustaveli avenue. The building’s central facade features a statue of an eagle. The museum exhibits a private collection of paintings by the family of its founders – Gia Jokhtaberidze and Manana Shevardnadze, which includes 3500 works of art by about 80 artists. The Georgian Fine Arts Museum boasts a large collection of medieval coins (8th-13th centuries) and cloisonne enamel (10th-12th centuries). The most valuable item is Queen Tamara’s golden cross, with an inscription decorated with emeralds, rubies, and pearls, while the cup of Bagrat is also made of gold. Especially worth noting is the Ancha or Anchi Icon, brought to Georgia from Turkey in the 17th century. This icon used to be held in Anchiskhati Church, but in 1920 it was brought to the Georgian Fine Arts Museum. There also is a large collection of European paintings, works from China and Japan, monuments of Egyptian, Indian and Iranian art, shawls from India, Turkey and Iran, plus Persian carpets and the largest collection of paintings by the Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani.
Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art is a nice and bright building set over 3 floors. The main gallery is on the second floor and features mainly one Georgian artist Zurab Tsereteli. The bright and airy museum holds three floors of exhibits which amount to nearly 300 highly creative works by Zurab Tsereteli. You may find yourself in Johnathan Swift’s Gulliver's Travels on your own voyage to Brobdingnag, where most of the sculptures are so huge that you will feel like an ant in a goliath’s world. In many of the paintings on display in the museum, the characters appear to be escaping the boundaries of the frames.
Art Palace of Georgia - Museum of Cultural History represents Georgian cultural inheritance and priceless treasure. The museum's history begins from the building of a magnificent palace, which now houses a depositary of Georgian cultural assets. Georgian Art makes up large part of the collection. Around 10,000 exhibits of over 300 Georgian artists inform us about evolution of Georgian scenic design. The depository of fine arts contains portraits of theater actor and directors, sketches of stage decorations and costumes.