The Archaeological State Museum-Reserve of Mtskheta is a collection of archaeological sites of the world and national importance. The notable artifacts of the Archeological Museum preserve include: Residence of Kartli Kings (BC III century), Armazitsikhe (Bagineeti); The residence of the kings of Iberia (Pyatikshak and Armaziskhevi) that includes Palace Complex, Bath, tombs of Pittikasch and Samtavro's tomb (Mausoleum) dated from 2nd century AD to VIII century. In addition, museum houses several exceptional archaeological exhibits of different historical periods the earliest of which are the agricultural tools dated back by 4th millennium BC; Furthermore, visitors can observe various toys of children of prehistoric times (2th millennium BC.), precious metal artifacts of the Antique Period marked with the excellent level of craftsmanship and the perfect samples of the Ancient Greek epigraphy.
City area/address: To Museum part will be moved in the old Cinema Hall, Center of the City
Working hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Majority of the most important samples of pre-Christian and Christian Georgian architecture is entered the World Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO;
Guests can see: several exceptional archaeological exhibits of different historical periods the earliest of which – the agricultural tools dated back by 4th millennium BC belonged to ancient farmers; toys of children of prehistoric times (2th millennium BC.), precious metal artifacts of the Antique Period marked with highest level of craftsmanship and the perfect samples of the Ancient Greek epigraphy. Besides, tourists will be able to visit ancient burial ground used for the vast period of time - from the 2th Millennium BC till the 8th-9th cc AD and the settlement remains dated back by 8th-7th cc BC. Other outstanding monuments of Antique Era and early medieval times are as follows: Armaztsikhe-Bagineti- an acropolis of the city of Mtskheta, the royal residence of the rulers of Iberia (3th c BC – 8th c AD), Armaziskhevi – the residence of the Pitiakhshis-Eristavs of Kartli and their burial ground and a mausoleum built in the I c AD at the bottom of a rocky mountain.
Working hours: Everyday, except Monday, 10.00-18.00
Ticket price: Adult - 3 GEL, schoolchildrens and students - 1 GEL. Guided tour - 15 GEL. children archaeology - 5 GEL.