The Dadiani family were Dukes of Samegrelo and their palace in Zugdidi, the central city of the region, was turned into a museum in 1921 displaying more than 50,000 rare exhibits of the family memorabilia, military weaponry, artifacts, and archives to name a few. One of the most significant items stored here is a death mask of Napoleon Bonaparte and a shroud of St. Mary. 
       The museum consists of Ekaterine Chavchavadze-Dadiani and Niko Dadiani palaces, garden, and a church. The Palace of Niko Dadiani has the most extensive ballroom in all of Georgia, while its garden is home to some of the unique trees and bushes brought from all over the world.