Today, the ethnographic collection features five thousand artifacts, including textiles, copper and wooden domestic items, agricultural instruments, materials corresponding to viniculture, goldsmith works, different types of working instruments, and musical instruments.
The museum also contains a rich numismatic collection of about two thousand coins, among them ancient Sasanid Persian coins, and coins minted by Georgian monarchs Tamar, Lasha-Giorgi, and Erekle.
Photo and documentary collections numbering around five thousand and archeological exhibits are also represented in the museum reserves.
The museum building was reconstructed, security systems were installed, new exhibitions were held, museum funds were supplemented, and the number of artifacts reached sixty thousand.
On the second floor, visitors can find the permanent exhibition of the greatest Georgian self-taught artist of the late 19th-early 20th century, Niko Pirosmanashvili, often known simply as Pirosmani. The second floor also hosts numerous temporary exhibitions throughout the year. This hall hosted a Picasso exhibition in 2009 and a Western European exhibition in 2010.
Today, the museum represents a top-tier cultural, educational, and scientific institution.
Working hours: Everyday except Monday, 10.00 – 17.00
Ticket price: Adult -3 GEL, Students - 1 GEL, Schoolchildren (max. 15 people) 0.5 GEL, Guided Tour Fee 10 GEL
Free of charge: Children under 6 years of age and homeless children. Groups: Employees of Georgian and Foreign Museums, ICOM members (with valid identification), People with disabilities (with valid identification), specialists and students connected to museum (with valid identification).