In the Oni Local Lore Museum, which was established in 1948, you will learn about artifacts of Georgian history, from the Stone Age to the late feudal period. The first exhibit in the museum is the 19th-century manuscript of the Georgian literary masterpiece "The Knight in the Panther’s Skin,” while there are several hundred Georgian, Russian, and Turkish historical documents dating back centuries.
Dozens of rare Georgian old, printed books are kept here, while you can see St. George and St. Trinity architectural details and relief fragments, dating back to the 10th-11th centuries, money from the 3rd-5th and 10th-14th centuries, ethnographic materials from the 19th century, and manuscripts.
The museum is also home to numerous geological, paleontological, flora and fauna samples, photographs depicting the history and ethnography of Racha, memorial items related to prominent people, modern Georgian paintings, graphics, sculptures, metal engravings and applied arts, and many other delights.
By entering this museum in Oni, you are opening the door to this region’s world of mystery.