Ethnographical Museum - Eating, Shopping & Things To Do in Tbilisi - LikeALocal Guide

Deep inside Georgian

Ethnographical Museum

Save to list
Review Photos Comments Contacts

Why locals love it

52 acres open air museum offers 13 ethnographic zones representing houses with their hosts from different regions of Georgia. Some locals come to enjoy beautiful, peaceful place with fresh air but you know, locals don't go to Museums that often so most people gather here during festivals, but for visitor its must see if you are a culture digger.

Why you should visit it

Many annual festivals take place here like Vine Fest (around may), Cheese Fest (around Oct-Nov), ArtGeni Fest (in July)
On weekends between 1:00-2:30pm you can taste Elargi (Megrelian dish) at Megrelian house and much more.

Special tip

Visiting the museum in fall is blessing

Have a comment or question?

Photo author: Author:
Source URL: URL:


The museum employees speak Russian and English and do a great job explaining the history of the buildings.
December 21, 2019
Hi . There is many reasons to visit it . Ethnographical Museum is an open-air museum in Tbilisi, Georgia, displaying the examples of folk architecture and craftwork from various regions of the country. "Sajalabo House" Visitors of Ethnographic Museum will have opportunity to learn more "Sajalabo House". Warm season, sunny day, desire to learn about different regions of Georgia – their dwellings and rich cultural variety of this small country can lead to you one of my favorite places in Tbilisi -Ethnographic Air museum of Georgia. Founded in 1966, It is essentially a historic village populated by buildings moved there from all main territorial subdivisions of Georgia. The museum occupies 52 hectares of land and is arranged in eleven zones, displaying around 70 buildings and more than 8,000 items. The exhibition features the traditional darbazi-type and fiat-roofed stone houses from eastern Georgia, openwork wooden houses with gable roofs of straw or boards from western Georgia, watchtowers from the mountainous provinces of Khevsureti, Pshavi, and Svaneti, Megrelian and Imeretian wattle maize storages, Kakhetianwineries (marani), and Kartlian water mills as well as a collection of traditional household articles such as distaffs, knitting-frames, chums, clothes, carpets, pottery and furniture. There are also an early Christian “Sioni” basilicafrom Tianeti and a 6th-7th century familial burial vault with sarcophagus. I think you ll enjoy to visit this beautiful historical place of my country .
April 18, 2019
It also called open air museum too. Just take care about holidays and working time. It is not open then, You can find there on your way to Turtle lake.
September 7, 2016

Top 4 Tours & Experiences in Tbilisi

Popular Tours & Tips in Tbilisi

Sight in Tbilisi
85 Sights
Restaurant in Tbilisi
88 Restaurants
Cafe in Tbilisi
100 Cafes
Bar in Tbilisi
56 Bars
Shop in Tbilisi
58 Shops
Tour in Tbilisi
67 Tours
Live tips.
In your pocket.
Locals' favourite cafes, restaurants, bars and sights in your mobile. 100% offline.