Samtskhe-Javakheti History Museum

Samtskhe-Javakheti History Museum

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Georgia is the Samtskhe-Javakheti region, an area rich in ancient monuments and amazingly beautiful landscapes. If you are planning to visit this and explore its sights, then you should definitely go to the Samtskhe-Javakheti History Museum, located within Akhaltsikhe Fortress, also known as Rabati.

What will you See at Samtskhe-Javakheti History Museum?

Home to more than 25,000 objects, the museum promises to give a full view of the ancient and rich culture of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region - or, to be more precise, you'll often see the name Meskheti, the historical name of that area. Its history starts in the Neolithic Period, with the museum containing materials from the 37th to 35th centuries BCE.

In the museum, you will also find archaeological, paleographic, paleontological, architectural, and ethnographic materials representing various centuries of Meskhetian history in the museum. 

What kind of exhibits will you find here?

Pride of place is given to the exhibits of Georgian lapidary inscriptions (inscriptions on the stones), manuscripts and early printed materials, the unique collection of carpets, and the coin collection, which has been expanded with many unique pieces over the last decade.

If you’ve got an interest in history and you’re already paying a visit to the unmissable Rabati Castle, why not expand your experience with a visit to this fascinating museum?

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