Soviet Occupation Exhibition Hall

Soviet Occupation

Soviet Occupation Hall is located at the 4th floor of S. Janashia Museum of Georgia. 
16 Dec. 2019 – 20 Feb. 2020

“Svaneti-Khalde Revolt 1875-1876”

Georgian National Museum and Khalde Revival Foundation present the exhibition "Svaneti-Khalde Revolt 1875-1876" that will introduce the history of uprising to the audience for the first time.
11 April 2019 – 31 May 2019

The exhibition "Warsaw Rising 1944"

Georgian National Museum and Warsaw Rising Museum presents the exhibition "Warsaw Rising 1944" at Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia, Soviet Occupation exhibition hall.
11 Dec. 2018 – 05 April 2019

Red Terror and Georgian Artists

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition "Red Terror and Georgian Artists" at GNM, Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia. Opening: December 11, 2018 6 pm. 
06 Nov. 2018 – 30 Nov. 2018

The exhibition: Katyn – It has been an unusual morning

Georgian National Museum in cooperation with the Katyn Museum, the division of the Polish Army Museum in Warsaw and the Polish Institute in Tbilisi, present the exhibition "Katyn - It has been an unusual morning" at Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia, Soviet Occupation Exhibition Hall. 
20 April 2016 – 01 May 2016

Photo exhibition "Withdrawal of Soviet troops from Czechoslovakia"

Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tbilisi present the photo exhibition "Withdrawal of Soviet troops from Czechoslovakia" by the Czech photographer Karel Cudlín. The event will take place from 20th of April at the Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia. 
20 February 2015

Presentation of the Club in the Name of Maro Makashvili

Georgian National Museum invites you at the presentation of the Club in the Name of Maro Makashvili. Opening event will take place on 20th of February 2015, at 1 p.m. Event is organized by the initiative group of the bachelors level students from the Department of Nursing at the Tbilisi State Medical University. 

Visitor Information

Before visiting please consider general recommendations 

Working hours

Tuesday–Sunday | 10 am - 6 pm.

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

CLOSED on Monday, and official holidays

*Soviet Occupation Exhibition Hall is located in Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia; by purchasing one ticket it is possible to see all the ongoing expositions of the museum.



Cloakroom service is free for the following items: 

  • Coats and jackets
  • Umbrellas
  • Travelling bags and backpacks
  • Motorcycle/bicycle helmets
  • Musical instruments

Handbags (maximum size A3) can be brought into the museum. In case of questionable items , a decision will be made by authorized personnel.

 Following items cannot be checked:

  • Money, documents, and identification documents
  • Check cards and credit cards
  • Valuables
  • Handbags

In case of violating the aforementioned policy, the Georgian National Museum is not responsible for the loss or damage of any items.

Visitors should collect their belongings by the end of the working day. After the museum closes all the items left behind are considered lost. In case of loss of checked items, authorized personnel should be notified immediately.

Recommendations and Regulations

  • The last entrance tickets are sold 30 minutes prior the end of working day. Visitors should leave exhibition halls 10 minutes before the museum closes.
  • Children (under 12) should be accompanied by parents or authorized persons
  • Parents, teachers, nurses, and group supervisors are responsible for children's actions
  • Running, smoking, and excessive noise are prohibited in the museum. Parents are asked not to carry small children on their shoulders.
  • Eating and drinking is allowed only in the cafe or the yard terrace of the museum
  • Each member of the group should stay nearby the authorized supervisor
  • Copying art works in exhibition hall without authorization from the museum administration is prohibited
  • Visitors must keep their tickets until the end of the visit
  • The following items are prohibited in any part (social or exhibition) of the Georgian National Museum: chemical and toxic substances; firearms and weapons; food and plastic bottles; sharp, overweight, or oversized items; other art works, art work reproductions, or casts; scooters, skateboards, or bicycles; pets and animals.

Photo and Video Shooting

  • Taking photos of the museum building and permanent exhibitions for personal purposes are allowed without using flash and tripods
  • Photo and video are strictly prohibited at temporary exhibitions
  • Photography for commercial purposes is subject to prior negotiation and written permission issued by the museum administration and communications department
  • Taking photo or video featuring GNM employees is a subject of prior negotiation with the museum administration


Access help for people with disabilities

The GNM offers various museums with the special facilities to make your visit more enjoyable. If you have any enquiries regarding facilities and services for disabled people, please contact us by telephone + (995 32) 299 80 22.

Entry to the Museum is free and people with disabilities are entitled to free admission to all the Georgian National Museum exhibitions.


After the exhibition, you can visit our stores with your friends and family members. Purchase beautiful jewelry, accessories, great books, postcards and more, all inspired by the GNM's collection. Stores are available at: Museum of Georgian History, National Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts and Sighnaghi Museum.

Contact Information

3, Rustaveli Ave., Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel: + (995 32) 299 80 22

Fax: + (995 32) 298 21 33






The exhibition of Soviet Occupation was opened on May 26th, 2006.

The Soviet Occupation exhibition is located on the fourth floor of the Georgian History Museum, representing seven decades of the Soviet rule in Georgia (1921-1991). It is also dedicated to the history of the anti-occupational, national-liberation movement of Georgia and to the victims of the Soviet political repression throughout this period.

Here, visitors can encounter the state's personal files of "subversive" Georgian public figures, orders to shoot or exile, and other artifacts representing Soviet-era cultural and political repression in Georgia. The exhibition hall is equipped with monitors, where visitors can watch documentaries of various historical events. The exhibition also includes one of the train carriages in which the participants of the national uprising of 1924 were executed.

Museum visitors are also invited to the rich archive and library of the Soviet Occupation Museum.