Kutaisi Sports Museum

Kutaisi Sports Museum

Kutaisi is a city full of attractions and it is here that you will find the Sports Museum, which has been collecting and storing unique items from the history of Georgian and world sports since 1970.

More than 1,600 unique items are kept in the museum, including medals won in the Olympics, and in international, European, Soviet, and Georgian tournaments. The museum displays, cups, pennants, souvenirs, sporting lists, photo archives, books, magazines, and more.

The main area of the building houses permanent exhibits. Here, there is also a separate display set aside for Maia Chiburdanidze, a Georgian world chess star who was born in Kutaisi. In this exhibit, you’ll find her medals and laurel wreath.

Other exhibits include a bicycle from Georgia’s first bicycle race, and a shirt worn by 1960s British World Cup star, George Best, who the Irish Football Association once described as “the greatest player to ever pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland”.

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