If you are tired of the noise in the city, want to spend time in a quiet atmosphere and also get to know more about the ethnography of Georgia, then this place is for you!
The Ethnography Museum of Georgia was founded in 1966 and is a historic village where you can find buildings that were moved there from where they’d been built.
This is the first Ethnography museum in the Caucasus and occupies 52 hectares. You can find traditional Georgian openwork wooden and fiat-roofed stone houses from western and eastern regions of Georgia, watchtowers from the mountainous provinces of Khevsureti, Pshavi, and Svaneti, Kakhetian wineries (Marani), and a collection of traditional household articles such as distaffs.
The most interesting thing for me was the fact that in every house you can find a guide who will provide you with detailed information about the building, where it was built and how the lifestyle of the people who were living there was.
Tbilisi ethnography museum is located near Turtle Lake, which you can reach by Vake district, from Chavchavadze Avenue. From the city center, you will find yourself in a quiet place full of nature and history, it’s just a half-hour by foot and a 10-minute car ride.
Since 2004, the museum hosts a summertime folk culture festival Art-Gene which was founded and managed by the Georgian rock musician and folk enthusiast Zaza Korinteli. If you travel to Georgia during the first weeks of July, then you should definitely go to this festival!