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National Museum of Iran

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Address: Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This museum proudly celebrates the rich heritage of Iran with a spectacular...

This museum proudly celebrates the rich heritage of Iran with a spectacular collection of sculptures, ceramics and seals that date back to the 4th and 5th centuries BC.

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Weekend Lunch at side of 30 Tir st.

Perfect Noon, coffee, burger and much more in a beautifully place with kiosks. #Trendy. At the side of Iran historical museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Piraeus, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a very good chance to see many of the artifacts in case you won't be able to visit Persepolis and Pasargadae together with other ancient objects

Thank covaltio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect Noon, coffee, burger and much more in a beautifully place with kiosks. #Trendy. At the side of Iran historical museum.

Thank Ali A
Brno, Czech Republic
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited only pre-historical and historical part of this museum and it was really disappointing. Maybe if you are really into the prehistoric thing you could be satisfied, but only few things have more detailed English description and only few things are worth seeing (salt man, few reliefs and statues from Persepolis) but overall it is not worthy of 300... More 

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Basingstoke UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iran has a long and interesting history and this National Museum of Iran has many items from the last 10 centuries, well labelled and in good presentation cabinets, representing the many stages of its development. Our little group also had a very knowledgeable guide. Unfortunately after well over 3 hours I was suffering from information overload and I could not... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Housed in a big government building. Not too much imagination has gone into the displays. You do cover a lot of historical ground through all of the Persian rulers. It was quite good as we had a good guide but without this you may get bored quickly as the displays are not laid out well. Only ok.

2 Thank BlackieConnors
Tehran, Iran
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i love this museum when i visited this museum was so excited because i was walking in the history and found Iran has long history they were so intelligent and intellectual. i suggested it and push you for visiting.

Thank missmousavi1985
Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is magnificent place. You can go there and see the beautiful art of the old days. The drawing on the wall is interesting. I suggest to visit there for sure

Thank baharrriii
Semnan, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

you can find this building by Imam Khomeini metro station , its in the center of Tehran its so attractive place you can walking and visit the attractive building inside the yard

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Iran has such a rich history, but it's a shame that their "national museum" is so poorly designed. The contents aren't half bad, but the whole space looks so sad. Very very poorly lighting, displays are sparse and few, little description if at all, staff playing with their phones nonstop... Just looks like no one cares about this place. What... More 

1 Thank Enze L
Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The National Museum of Iran or the Archeological Museum is an archeological and historical museum located in Tehran. It preserves ancient Persian Antiquities including pottery vessels, metal objects, books, coins etc. It was inaugurated in 1937.The museum consists of two buildings. Building number one is dedicated to the pre-Islamic collection, while Building number two consists of post-Islamic artifacts. The main... More 

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