Borjomi Local History Museum
Location: The city of Borjomi, left bank of the Kura River, historical province of Samtskhe-Javakheti, 160 km. from Tbilisi;
Area: 584 m2
Open: Six days per week from 10 till 17.00; Day off- Monday
Address: Borjomi, 5, St. Nino Str.;
Means of access:
Shuttle bus/ Minibus – Tbilisi-Borjomi
Train – Tbilisi-Borjomi;
Miuseum Building. The establishment occupies the building initially designed as the chancellery of the Imperial House of Romanovs. Pseudo-gothic in style, the construction was built in 1890 by the German architect-designer V. Shveier.
As a structural unit Borjomi Local Histoty Museum has got four departments that are as follows: archaeological, historical-ethnographical, applied art and local landscape and nature departments.
The visitor will see: Unique samples of bronze weaponry and adornment (II-I Millennia BC), large numismatic collection (V c BC –XX c AD), personal belongings of members of the House of Romanovs: basically European and oriental crockery, armory, painting and graphic works, coupled with several samples of natural wonder – a fossilized tree from Goderdzi Pass, etc.
Visitors will be able to get acquainted with several important monuments of secular and spiritual architecture, scattered in the picturesque Borjomi Gorge. For instance:
- Dray masonry megalithic complexes
- Early medieval abandoned villages in Tori Gorge
- Akhaldaba castle(early middle ages);
- Petretsikhe (Peter’s Castle) (early middle ages);
- Nedzvi monastery (II half of IX c);
- Mtsvane (Green) monastery (IX-XI cc)
- Quvabiskhevi church (IXc);
- Tadzrisi church (X);
- Uznariani Castle (early middle ages);
- Timotesubani church (turn of XII-XIII cc)
- Daba St. George church (XIV c);
- Gogiatsikhe (Gogia’s castle) (late middle ages )
- The Romanov’s palace
Tours to Atskhuri Castle and the Cathedral, to the city of Akhaltsikhe and to Akhaltsikhe Museum of Local History are also available.