Like many great men, Ivane Javakhishvili came from humble beginnings, and even started conducting his first scientific and experimental works in the house he shared with his parents, brothers, and sisters. Even after he had moved on to bigger and better things, Ivane regularly visited his home in Khovle, which now acts as a museum to his legacy.
Founded in 1968, the Ivane Javakhishvili house-museum opened officially in 1976 in celebration of the great man’s 100th birthday.
In addition to the scientist’s personal items, the museum also contains Ivane Javakhishvili’s extensive library and collection of musical instruments, as well as Bronze Age tools found in the village of Khovle, ethnographic materials, pieces of fine art, and photographic and documentary materials.
One can say that the museum does not represent only one person’s life, but rather the history of all of Georgia.