About Museum

For decades, the Ivane Javakhishvili Samtskhe-Javakheti History Museum of Georgian National Museum has been one of the major educational, cultural and research centres of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region. In 1880s the public figure and Meskhi enlightener founded a private Museum on the basis of which a regional museum was created in 1923. In a few years it was transformed into a local museum. In 1972, the museum was named after Ivane Javakhishvili.

In 2012, after the reconstruction of the Castle the Samtskhe-Javakheti state History Museum of modern, international standards was opened.

The exposition of the Museum was updated to accommodate the material obtained as a result of the archaeological excavations in the site Orchosani, Adigeni Municipality in 2015-2016ss.

Plan your visit



A ticket is required to enter the Akhaltsikhe Castle Complex.

The Complex offers a service of a guide.

Free entry is allowed on specific groups.

Discounts are offered.

There is an additional fee for organizing a photo session on the territory of the Castle.

You can also visit the Ivane Javakhishvili Samtskhe-javakheti History Museum on the Territory of the Complex.