Museum of Musical Instruments was established in 1975. It was created by the Ministry of Culture of the Georgian SSR on the basis of the Museum movie theater music and choreography. Hosea is a collection of mechanical musical instruments collected by Arkady Revazishvili. Since the founding of the museum, exhibits and staff were forced to replace five different buildings. Since 1984 the museum was separated into a separate institution and received the name of the Museum of Folk Musical Instruments. Since 1989, Revaz Kotrikadze led the museum and in 2006 he initiated the museum was renamed the Museum of Folk music and musical instruments.