It's a good museum to start a tour in Iran. It does provide for a reasonable understanding of history and the diversity of the country, and there are some spectacular old art pieces.
The national museum has 2 blocks the archaelogical museum and the Islamic Museum which was closed during my visit. The achaeological museum is divided into three sections 1. Lower and Upper Paleolithic Periods There are displays of objects from the Lower and Upper Paleolithic Periods. There are excellent potteries from 7th – 4th Millennium BC. The influence of the Halaf... More
Regretfully, I must report that I found my visit to the museum underwhelming,esp. after having seen Persepolis and Pasargadae. Most of the museum is closed to visitors and only the ground floor is open (does not reduce the ticket price, which currently stands at around $ 5 US). You will be able to see a majestic staircase from Persepolis (I... More
The current building was built in 1937 and although it's a beautiful building but it seems too small now, you'll see unique artifacts in there and it gives a great overview of Persian empire and then after Islam period but unfortunately due to having limitations in space and security measures, there are huge amount of objects stored in the treasury... More
There is an impressive collection of antiques from the very beginning of the Persian history. Our guide was very precise to explain all the items that are showcased in this museum. All thanks to Mr. Rouin our guide now we know Persian history better.
We had a guided visit to the museum, which made it all the more valuable. We always put the National Museum of a country on our visit list, as we're interested in history, archaeology and the visual arts, and this one didn't disappoint. Having visited Persepolis some days beforehand, it was rewarding to see the exhibits from Persepolis in the... More
It could be good to see " National Museum of Iran " but I will not recommend a travel to tehran . beacuse tehran is very crowdy and messy and Disordered city with uncean air and dangerous traffic . But you can stay and eat and ride here in Tehran very inexpensive . Then if you decided to travel to... More
i think it's one of the must see's if you are into museums, it's small (as only the before islam period is right now open to public and the after islam part has been closed for construction for the past 2 years :() but it's some very amazing objects and it's right near a couple of other museums and so... More
The museum consisted of one floor with some pottery, stone and metal works (and of course the Saltman). There isn't much information in English, and there were no guides available. The museum is really small considering the amazing history of Iran. The exhibit focuses entirely on ancient Iran, and there is nothing from later periods like the Qajar era.
As the lonely planet guide says, it is not the louvre and only the pre-Islamic section was open. The highlight was the Persopilis exhibits - makes you want to go there. Entrance fees were higher than the LP guidebook but still very reasonable by European standards.
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