Tbilisi History Museum

Tbilisi History Museum

The quickest way to learn about Tbilisi is to visit the History Museum of the city in the old caravanserai building.

What to see in the Tbilisi History Museum

The caravanserai was a place for travelers and trade caravans to stop and spend the night. It was built in the center of Tbilisi in the 15th century. In 1818, a new building with a hotel, shops, and a warehouse was built on the old foundation.

The museum rented out a space in the caravanserai building in 1943. It bears the name of Ioseb Grishashvili, after the famous Georgian poet who wrote about Tbilisi.

Explore more than 50,000 exhibits related to the history, life and culture of Tbilisi. Artifacts from the 4th millennium BC to the present day, include archaeological and ethnographic materials, models of old houses, ceramic and porcelain items, musical instruments, ancient manuscripts, coins, jewelry, and national clothing pieces.

On the second floor of the museum, there is a permanent exposition, while on the third floor you can see contemporary works of Georgian and foreign artists. Pop by the souvenir shops on the ground floor or explore the underground spaces that house the Wine Museum.

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