Batumi Archaeological Museum Historical (local) Museums

Address: Batumi Municipality, 77, Ilia Chavchavadze str., Batumi
Date of establishment: 1994
Judicial Status of the Museum: Legal Entity under Public Law (LEPL) “Adjara Museum”
Type (profile): Historical
Quantity of stored items: 28 508

Museum collection description: The museum houses stone, bronze, iron, antique, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and medieval artefacts, which are mainly found in southwestern Georgia (Kobuleti, Makhvilauri, Pichvnari, Tsikhisdziri, Batumistsikhe, Gonio-Apsaros, Adjaristskali). Archaeological excavations at a distance have uncovered it. The oldest specimens of the exposition are the stone tools found in the mountains of Adjara, near the resort Beshumi, the date of which is 300-400 thousand years. It is represented by a variety of materials from Eneolithic-Early Bronze Age (V-III millennium BC), Especially the Early Late Bronze and Iron Ages (XV-VII centuries BC). Interesting numismatic and sculptural monuments of gold, silver, bronze and iron are preserved in the museum collections. As well as the rich gold fund of the museum, where an important place is occupied by the Colchian goldsmiths.

Working hours: Everyday, 10.00 – 18.00
Ticket price: Schoolchildren – 0.50 GEL., Students – 1 GEL.,  Adults – 3 GEL. Guided tour – 10 GEL.
Free admission: Children up to age of 6; Georgian and Foreign Museum staff, ICOM members (cardholders with ID), people with disabilities (upon presentation of valid ID), refugees.

Exhibitions: Periodical exhibitions of new archaeological discovery and different collections of museum.
Educational Programmes: “Museum’s friend”, Photo-Video Studio for children and students, showing studio’s films (Khikhani, Skhalta, Merisi etc.)
Publications: Pichvnari I – Colchians and Greeks in East Black Sea Region, Pichvnari II – Antiquity of East Black Sea Region, Pichvnari IV – Gonio-Apsarosi

Total space of the museum: 2279,2 m²
Permanent exhibition: 340 m²
Temporary exhibition: 150 m²
Storage space: 320 m²
Restoration space: 76.4 m²
Market: 12,5m²

Status of the Museum Building: Since 2004 has been granted status of immovable monument of cultural heritage.