Borjomi Local Lore Museum

The Samtskhe-Javakheti region in Georgia is known for its picturesque landscapes and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for mountain sports and hiking. But if you want to delve deeper into the region's intriguing and centuries-long history, the Borjomi Local Lore Museum is an unmissable stop.

The Borjomi Local Lore Museum, established in 1938, finds its home in the former summer residence of the Russian emperors, the Romanovs. This stately palace, constructed in a pseudo-Gothic style in 1890 by the German architect Schweier, is a captivating piece of architectural art. It's not just the museum's contents that are of interest, but the building itself as well.

The museum's collection is as diverse as it is vast, housing nearly 38,000 artifacts that span the realms of archaeology, history, ethnography, handicrafts, local flora, and fauna. Each exhibit tells its own story, from unique bronze jewelry dating back to the 2nd and 1st centuries BCE, to primitive weapons, ancient coins, and personal items belonging to the Romanovs. The collection includes an array of dishware from European and Asian origins, made from clay, glass, porcelain, and bronze, along with woodcarvings and a selection of graphic and painted artworks.

The museum is not just about man-made history, but also embraces the natural wonders of the area. A striking example is a fossilized tree from Goderdzi Pass, an amazing testimony to the region's diverse natural history.

Located at 5, Saint Nino street in the Borjomi Municipality, the Borjomi Local Lore Museum offers its visitors a step back in time. The museum is open every day, except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00.

Borjomi is renowned for its famous mineral water and its picturesque park, but your visit wouldn't be complete without a journey through the past at the Borjomi Local Lore Museum. As you delve into the rich history of this enchanting region, each exhibit will bring you closer to understanding the many layers of Georgia's fascinating history.

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