The Museum houses the best-known samples of Georgian artwork. The permanent exhibitions displays artworks from medieval times up to twentieth century, there are also some collections of pre-Christian times. The Museum is distinguished for its Georgian goldsmith pieces dated back to the VIII-XIX Centuries. Also unique are the exhibits of cut-enamel, jewelry and art textiles from VIII-XV cc. The funds of Georgian art are kept samples of medieval architecture fragments, wall painting, mosaic, sculpture, icons, woodcuts. The museum stores the works of famous Georgian artists Niko Pirosmanishvili (146 items), Gigo Gabashvili, Iakob Nikoladze, Lado Gudiashvili, Elene Akvlediani, David Kakabadze and others. The museum also hosts collections of XVIII-XIX c.c. Russian, Western Europe and Oriental (parentlyPersian) artworks.
- ADULTS – 3 GEL
- STUDENTS – 0.50 GEL
- SCHOOL CHILDREN – 0.50 GEL
- PENSIONER – 0.50 GEL
- FRIENDS OF MUSEUM – FREE
- CHILDREN UNDER 6 – FREE
- ICOM members, museum employees
- people with limited abilities
- internally displaced persons (IDPs)
- socially unprotected persons
Note: visitors receiving special benefits or free admission privileges should present relevant documents
- Up to 10 persons – 25GEL
- School children groups – 10GEL
Guide service is delivered in Georgian, English, German, and Russian languages.
- Coats and jackets
- Travelling bags and backpacks
- Motorcycle/bicycle helmets
- Musical instruments
Handbags (maximum size A3) can be brought into the museum. In case of questionable items, a decision will be made by authorized personnel.
Following items cannot be checked:
- Money, documents, and identification documents
- Check cards and credit cards
In case of violating the aforementioned policy, the Georgian National Museum is not responsible for the loss or damage of any items. Visitors should collect their belongings by the end of the working day. After the museum closes all the items left behind are considered lost. In case of loss of checked items, authorized personnel should be notified immediately.Recommendations and Regulations:
- The last entrance tickets are sold 30 minutes prior the end of working day. Visitors should leave exhibition halls 10 minutes before the museum closes.
- Children (under 12) should be accompanied by parents or authorized persons
- Parents, teachers, nurses, and group supervisors are responsible for children’s actions
- Running, smoking, and excessive noise are prohibited in the museum. Parents are asked not to carry small children on their shoulders.
- Eating and drinking is allowed only in the cafe or the yard terrace of the museum
- Each member of the group should stay nearby the authorized supervisor
- Copying art works in exhibition hall without authorization from the museum administration is prohibited
- Visitors must keep their tickets until the end of the visit
- The following items are prohibited in any part (social or exhibition) of the Georgian National Museum: chemical and toxic substances; firearms and weapons; food and plastic bottles; sharp, overweight, or oversized items; other art works, art work reproductions, or casts; scooters, skateboards, or bicycles; pets and animals.
- Taking photos of the museum building and permanent exhibitions for personal purposes are allowed without using flash and tripods
- Photo and video are strictly prohibited at temporary exhibitions
- Photography for commercial purposes is subject to prior negotiation and written permission issued by the museum administration and communications department
- Taking photo or video featuring GNM employees is a subject of prior negotiation with the museum administration