The Samtskhe-Javakheti Museum is dedicated to the region in the southern part of Georgia where it is located.
It was established as an archive-museum in 1923. In 1937, it was converted into a museum of local history, and it now offers a collection of more than 25,000 artifacts, among them manuscripts and early printed materials in ancient Georgian scripts, photographs, Georgian lapidary (jewel-working) and woven carpets.
The museum’s rich collection reflects the unique qualities of the Georgian borderlands, as the Samtskhe-Javakheti region is, and has historically been, home to a large population of ethnic Armenians and Azerbaijanis. Its location inside the Rabati Castle complex makes it an easy addition to a visit there. The indoor-outdoor style of exhibitions creates an engaging atmosphere to explore all the history and art presented.
1 P. Kharischirashvili Str.,
Rabat Fortress, Akhalsikhe
(+995) 299 71 76
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.*
(*Through October 11, 2018; Last admission 30 minutes before closing)