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Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography

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A. Lozeliani st. 7, Mestia 384750, Georgia
+995 322 99 80 22
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All reviews worth a visit small town excellent collection local guide photo exhibition rainy day georgian culture local artifacts on display entrance fee icons exhibits region jewelry roof centuries gel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in an unattractive modern concrete building close to the center this place, still it should not to be missed. Old photographs, folks art and manuscripts dating back to 10th century - it is a must for every visitor to Svaneti. Who misses it misses...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Janoshka
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Small, a regional museum is a good introduction to Svaneti as you will find out history of the region and see many old items created in Svaneti region, costs only 7 GEL, totally worth

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TrekGeorgia-Tours
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We love museum, and enjoyed this one, which is quite small, but is just on the way, and has nice views. By chance, when we were there, a group of folk singers did a surprise show, it was amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank yair-inbal
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

A very good museum. Must be visited. Must see the film abaout life in Ushguli, custems and way of living in the farms.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eytan I
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Worth spending one hour time. Local guide is recommended! Learn about culture and history of Svaneti.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dima D
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Worth a visit! Great colletion of old icons and over 1000 year old handwriten copies of bible... not something you see everday. And some local treasures. Do not forget to climb the rooftop for superb views !!!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Semua
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This gem of a museum houses a lovely collection of icons and local artifacts. Best to go after you've visited one or two churches so you can understand the context of the art. It's great for a day off from hiking. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 150gregb
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This museum is one of the best in Georgia, with very old collection of icons and lithographically interesting subjects. Besides, view from museum roof is amazing!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 369Maia
Reviewed 8 August 2018

When I arrived I thought the photo exhibition was all there was? I was so wrong! The museum exhibits are actually behind the doors to the left (with no sign on!) so don't think its just the middle bit (like I did). My favourite exhibit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jay3449
Reviewed 7 August 2018

For Georgian standards, this is impeccable. (considering their national museum in Tbilisi is extremely tiny!) The exhibition outstanding in its own right. A bit pricey for its size but the only place in Mestia that offers a nice modern place for some indoor activities with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
Hi, 5 days its not much, but its enough for Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Kazbegi. i think you will see everything in 3days in tbilisi and mtskheta, and 1 day is enough for kazbegi, its depends what you want to see, also you can go to... More