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National Museum of Iran

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Address: Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
Phone Number: 672061-6
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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If you are visiting Iran, this museum could be a perfect start point to understand the history and culture. From palaeolithic and neolithic you csn follow all tribes and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Enze L
Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it was too early in our trip and perhaps I wasn't into the culture then but I did not find it as interesting as I had expected

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Thank Eileen193
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Iran, this museum could be a perfect start point to understand the history and culture. From palaeolithic and neolithic you csn follow all tribes and dinasties, including achaemenides. It needs a better organization, but still it's very interesting.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic guide who went through the history of Iran, using the rooms of the museum. Without him, I'm not sure we would have been as blown away as we were. I loved it!

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Thank GofromCA
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very nice museum for tourists to understand more on the long history & the rich culture of Iran. A great collection of ancient artefacts to see there, over 300,000 objects. A must-see museum in Tehran!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It is a relatively small museum for a "national" museum. However, it does help people to understand Iran's very long and colorful history. There are quite a few artecraft from the site of Persepolis. It is great to view these treasure before we actually visit that wonderful site. A must visit in Tehran.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the pre-Islamic section of the museum. The artefacts from Persepolis and some Seljuk and Sasavid ones are interesting. Tickets cost 300k rial and is way too much. The post Islamic section costs another 200k rial.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

If you want a general impression of pre-Islamic Iran, this is what you can get here. A traditional museum, but very interesting artefacts from Persepolisi

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1 Thank Martijn D
Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Yeah! this place gives you a brief idea of Iran since thousands of years ago until today. it is surprising to see how glorious ppl of persia used to live and how rich their culture has been. for me, this museum is number one among must see list. 100% recommended.

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