Dadiani Palaces History and Architectural Museum is a Georgian
national museum located in Zugdidi, Georgia.The Dadiani Palaces
History and Architecture Museum is considered to be one of the most
eminent palaces in Caucasus.
. Nowadays the palace became the state historical and
ethnographical museum. Once it used to be the residence of
Dadianis' Dynasty but in 1849 it became a museum. The owners of the
palace were well educated people with interests in different
fields. The representatives of the Dynasty were acquainted with
world history, culture latest technical achievements. They were
tightly involved in the social events.
During the centuries they were assisting Georgian artists, writers
and representatives of culture. Prominent people were gathering in
their residence and were delibarating on political, social and
The museum presents to its visitors 41 000 objects. Most of them
are unique and invaluable examples of Georgian and foreign art,
historic documents and golden and silver treasure.
Along with examples of the medieval period here you will find
exhibits from ancient times (Stone, Paleolithic and Neolithic
We should underline the Golden and Silver treasure from I and II
centuries. A wonderful collection of Byzantian, Kolkhidian,
Romanian, Russian, Polish and Hungarian coins makes visitors admire
the people and their interests who used to live here.
Exclusive examples of the embossing made on the golden plates from
11th up to 19thcenturies request special attention. Handwritten
religious books and official deeds made in 16-19 centuries are also
extremely important.Here you will even find Rococo, Ampir and Bule
Napoleon Bonaparte's death mask made by his personal doctor
Franchesko Antomark in 1833 is also kept in the museum.