The Museum of the Soviet Occupation (Georgian: საბჭოთა ოკუპაციის მუზეუმი, sabch’ot’a okupats’iis muzeumi) is a history museum in Tbilisi, Georgia, documenting the seven decades of the Soviet rule in Georgia (1921–1991) and dedicated to the history of the anti-occupational, national-liberation movement of Georgia, to the victims of the Soviet political repressions throughout this period. It was established on May 26, 2006. The Museum is a part of the Georgian National Museum (GNM).
The Museum is located on Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi’s main thoroughfare, and is administered as a part of the Georgian National Museum. Being the third such museum in the post-Soviet states, it was inspired, at least partially, by the examples of similar exhibitions in Tallinn (Estonia) and Riga (Latvia). It was inaugurated in the framework of Georgia's Independence Day celebration on May 26, 2006. The necessary financing was primarily provided by the Presidential Fund, an extra-budgetary source of revenue controlled by the administration of the President of Georgia. Total space of the display is 700 m² and the number of exhibited items exceeds 3,000.
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Ia Kakichashvili | Feb 23, 2018
National museum of Georgia has great value for the foreign and national visitors. It consists of four floors of exhibition halls representing different time epochs and attractive gold collection. This place has nice descriptions of the exhibits, but still it is worth to take a guided tours as the guides are very interestingly retelling not only the story behind the epochs but also the facts about how and by what means those exhibits were excavated during archaeological expeditions. Worth of visiting is oriental collection exhibited on permanents basis. Another pearl of the museum is the Sowjet occupation museum where the impartial demonstration of the Occupation is supported by interesting documents. This place is worth of visiting all year round. Museum is fully adjusted for the Persons with limited abilities.
Leila khamidullina | Mar 2, 2018
Клевый музей с безумно красивыми драгоценностями. Интересные залы. Нет ни слова по-русски и некоторые надписи на английском содержат опечатки, которые немного вводят в ступор (а кто его знает, что это за экспонат и вдруг это действительно так называется). Зал окупации не в тему. Зря он там есть. Экскурсию не брали, смотрели сами.
Aus Alzubaidi | Mar 2, 2018
Interesting and comprehnsive museum. Highly advisable for all history and archeology enthusiasts. You can easily spend 3 hours there. The Soviet occupation museum was eye opening.
Jokubas Andrisiunas | Feb 12, 2018
A place full of interesting artifacts which all tell a different story. The value attached to each one of them is somehow personal. From weapons to jewellery we humans have always tried to trade without actual money. I think Malinowski described it in Kula ritual in the Argonauts of Trobriand islands. Thank you Mona and the staff for this remarkable museum.
AHMED FOUAD | Feb 9, 2018
Admissions fees 6 lari. The place is well maintained. I waste very impressed by the soviet occupation section. Recommend.
Muna Aslam | Mar 19, 2018
If you're looking to know more about Georgia, this is the place to go. It has lots of exhibits detailing Georgia's past as well as various exhibitions that changes about every month.
Harald Kroll | May 7, 2018
Well organised from stone age through Middle Ages into more modern time. Rich exposures of jewellery, clothing, weaponry and utilities of daily use. Interesting for young and adult visitors. Worthwhile to go there - not only when it is raining.....
Arwen Grune | May 11, 2018
Many pretty items to see. Many textiles. Items are easy to see.
Hayk Ghazarian | Apr 21, 2018
Great museum with great archaeological collection! It has many halls filled with good artifacts. For me the most interesting section is the exhibition of Colchis gold.
Ahmed AlAnazi | Jun 15, 2018
You’ll have a very nice journey in the history of this country but also very hot (no A.C!)
Zura Balanchivadze | May 20, 2018
One of the best museums in Georgia with its importance. Artefacts made from ancient gold are most admirable.
mojojoedwards | May 27, 2018
It's ok. However, the items were very well labelled in English. Good for passing time during the hot summer noons.
Srecko Grabovac | Jul 17, 2018
We went to learn a little more about Georgia. The entrance price is 7 GEL for adults (about $3). Guides are also available if you want more information about the exhibits. The descriptions are in Georgian, English and Russian. There is an impressive exhibit of jewelry and traditional clothing. There are also areas including political history, archaeological digs and fossils from the region. The spacing and lighting of the museum is comfortable to enjoy without being crowded even with multiple visitors. Photography is allowed and there is a cafe on the first floor.
Amer Didi | Jun 25, 2018
If there is a museum to visit in Tbilisi, it is definitely the GNM. Impressive collections with many exhibitions. It also has a small snack bar located at the ground floor. Entrance fees very reasonable for such a monumental museum (7 GEL).
Popiel Alex | Jun 28, 2018
This a great museum offering a wide array of well-arranged exhibitions with fascinating show-piece exhibits. A must-visit place in Tbilisi. Highly recommended.
Daniel Keeling | Jul 20, 2018
Jaw-dropping collection of first millennium (and much, much earlier) treasures, any one of which would have pride of place in other European museums. Great provision of English translations but don't miss the guide leaflets at the entrance. We skipped the Soviet section of the museum on advice, but there was more than enough to keep us occupied besides!
Sebastian Sosin | Aug 16, 2018
Very good museum, well documented displays. On the top floor is the dear exhibition of the museum, the Soviet occupation. Quite eye opening and happily is not invaded by russian tourists.
Lili Késmárki | Jul 24, 2018
The Georgian National Museum is worth to visit. It has several floors with different kinds of exhibitions. When we visited it, we saw four exhibitions with different themes: treasury, nature, Asian culture and Soviet times. It's very cheap to entry, especially for students and pupils. The whole museum is nicely designed and clean.
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