House-Museum of Sheriff Khimshiashvili in Shalta
Georgia, Adjara

The house-museum of Sheriff Khimshiashvili is located 90 km from Batumi, in the gorge of Shalta-Khikhani, on the left bank of the Shkhaltistskali river. In this house lived the leader of the national liberation movement in Adjara or Muslim Georgia and the ruler of Adjara during the Ottoman rule in Adjara - Sheriff Khimshiashvili (grandson of Selima Khimshiashvili). During the Russo-Turkish war, he did everything possible to maintain the well-being of his land and people, and to return the occupied lands of Georgia.
The museum’s collection includes household items belonging to the Khimshiashvili family - furniture, silver, bronze and porcelain dishes, weapons, paintings, the archive of Sheriff Khimshiashvili (manuscripts, photographs and various documents).
The house-museum of Sheriff Khimshiashvili was founded on the initiative and charity of Teymuraz Komakhidze and Nargiz Abashidze in September 2002.
The house was built in 1873 according to the project of Sheriff Khimshiashvili himself, it is located 90 km from Batumi, in the Shalta-Khikhani gorge, on the left bank of the Shkhaltistskali river. Nearby is the Schalta Church, built at the turn of the 12-13 centuries on the initiative of Queen Tamara.
To the right of the museum, on the bank of the Shkhaltistskali river, there are graves of the son of Sheriff Khimshiashvili and his fourth German wife. The graves were once visited by Emperor Alexander III and his wife Maria Fedorovna, who was the milk sister of Sheriff Khimshiashvili’s wife.
A special place in the museum is given to the photo materials of the Sheriff Khimshiashvili family, who had 20 children (11 sons and 9 girls), and their offspring. The photographs depict different periods of their lives and activities, mainly related to the survival and revival of the Fatherland, and after the liberation of the Muslims of Georgia - with issues of Christianity and education. The text of the poem "I Miss You, My Hulo" is also stored in which the author Melaat Khimshiashvili (Turkish citizen, grandson of Sheriff Khimshiashvili from his German wife) expressed his nostalgia for his native land.

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