Ozurgeti National History Museum
If you want to learn about Ozurgeti's past, you should visit the Historical Museum. Among the six thousand exhibits of particular interest are Paleolithic relics, fragments of ancient architectural buildings, segmented weapons found in the town and surrounding villages, bronze and iron slags, silver and gold Antiquity objects, ceramics and more. There is a collection of antique rifles; particularly noteworthy isa French sword with inscription that Napoleon offered[AH1] to Prince Achilles Murat. Other exhibits include personal belongings of the Gurians, rich ethnographic material, unique photos, paintings, books, manuscripts. The museum was fully restored in 2016.
Shalva Dimitri Radiani Ethnographic Museum in Ozurgeti (Donated)
In one of the most charming villages of the Guria region - Dvabzu, there is a very beautiful old wooden house with an old balustrade, which from a distance looks like a carved painting[AH2] . But there is no painting that could preserve the amazing beauty of this idyllic area. The house and its surrounding belong to a Georgian critic of the Guria region, Honorary Researcher, Doctor of Philology, writer, Professor Shalva Radiani. Visitors to the museum can see her personal belongings, photographs, and numerous ethnographic materials.
Nodar Dumbade House Museum
The memorial museum is located in Zenobani village, in Chokhatauri Municipality. It was established in 1988. The museum belongs to the Chokhatauri Museum Association. It stores manuscripts, memorabilia, publications of Nodar Dumbade and runs educational programs.
Niko Berdzenishvili National History Museum in Chokhatauri
The museum has been in operation since 1958, it stores mainly archaeological materials: ancient warfare and working tools from the 5th – 7th centuries, inventory of the Adrean cemetery: beads, bracelets, earrings, ceramics, numismatic materials, weapons from the 19th century, silver swords, daggers, rifles, ethnographic material fromthe 19th century, manuscripts fromthe 20th century, early musical instruments: Changi, Fanduri, Salamuri, music cabinet (polyphony), personal archives of Gurian nobles, documents.
Mose Gogiberidze House Museum
The museum has been operating since 1975, it stores mainly materials related to life and work of famous Georgian philosopher Mose Gogiberidze (1897-1951): manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, documents, his works on history of philosophy, theory of cognition, philosophy of science and history of Georgian philosophy. Address - Chokhatauri Municipality, Kvenobani village.
Niko Mari House Museum
The museum was founded in 1999 and stores mainly materials related to the work of famous scientist, researcher of Georgian history and language Niko Mari (1864-1934): manuscripts, memorabilia, works, art and ethnographic works. The museum is located in Dablatsikhe village, Chokhatauri Municipality.
Lanczkhutiს National History Museum
The museum was established in 1978. In 1998, the first exhibition was opened. The museum offers archaeological, ethnographical and historical exhibitions.
Some of the museum's particular exhibits include the 4th-century bronze helmets, a collection of Colchian bronze axes, ancient pottery, 4th-century bronze crosses, an 11th-century lapidary, exhibits of Gurian horsemen traveling to America, and items created by Noah Jordan.
Egnat Ninoshvili Memorial Museum
The museum has existed since 1948. It was officially opened on the 18th of January 1950. It stores up to 6 thousand exhibits, ethnographic and theatrical materials. The exhibits are copies, the originals are destroyed.[AH3]
The museum’s collection include the writer's watch, binoculars, pen, table, chair, sofa and others. The museum is located in the village of Archeuli, 3 km from the main highway.
Giorgi Salukvadze House Museum
At the initiative of the Municipal Council of Ozurgeti and the office of Ozurgeti Municipality, and with the approval of the Ministry of Culture and Protection of Monuments, the Georgian State Folklore Centre and the Creative Union of Georgian Choreographers, a museum of the Georgian folk artist and respected engineer Giorgi Salukvadze was opened in his own house on the 7th of July 2015 in the village of Tskhdilshi in Ozurgeti. The museum has an ethnographic character, buildings are typical of the Guria region, there are museum exhibits and information stands.
Periodically various folklore events are held and the traditional Kalandoba is celebrated.
[AH1]unintelligible fragment, it is assumed that the sword was offered
[AH2]Maybe it would be best to leave only painting or change it into sculpture?
[AH3]Is this really what they do? They destroy the original exhibits and keep the copies instead?