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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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Perfect Museum if You Have a Guide

I visited this complex (there are several museums in this location) about two weeks ago. I went there to accompany a Malaysian couple and learned that the museum by itself is very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sam K
Tehran, Iran
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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this complex (there are several museums in this location) about two weeks ago. I went there to accompany a Malaysian couple and learned that the museum by itself is very boring if you don't have a guide to give you precise information about the stones and stuff which you see in the museum. You can find some information... More 

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Ludhiana, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chronologically-arranged exhibition starting from stone-age. Many oddly-shaped artefacts made of different materials including bitumen are on display which will fascinate those interested in archaeology. Full-size replicas of pieces from the Achaemenid capital Perspepolis were a highlight. Sassanid-era section was limited, perhaps because their capital was in modern-day Iraq? Entry costs 300000rials (8USD) for the pre-islamic museum plus another 200000 for... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place that showed the history of Iran backed to prehistoric time and Islam. It is an archeological museum.

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is the biggest country museum where you may find good and historical antiques from several thousands years ago mainly from Achemenian dynasty,it islocated in city center which is accessible by the public transport like metro as well.it is highly suggested for those are interested in histrory particularly Iran and Mesopotamia.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must attractive location that should all the tourists visit it located at the vista centre and has too much thing to see If you are in tehran plan to visit this place

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an institution formed of two complexes, including the Museum of Ancient Iran and the Museum of the Islamic Era .Ancient Iran consists of three halls. The halls contain artifacts and fossils from the lower, middle, and upper Paleolithic to some coins , statue, jewelry and ... from Median , Achaemenid , Seleucid , Parthian, and Sassanid periods.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only 2 floor exhibition and it cost 300.000 riyal. Too expensive in my point, the collection is about prehistoric iran, but just thar. A bit boring in my point.

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Oss, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the collection represent the history of Iran in al centuries. The building is beautiful on the outside but the way of exposure is dull

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Warrnambool, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Having visited Persepolis seeing many of the artifacts that had been removed added a lot more information and colour. Well laid out it is well worth seeing.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed both museums and evoted a couple of hours at least to both. The highlights of the Achaelogical museum for me included: - its lovely setting of pools and trees out the front - a replica of the Cyrus cylinder as the original is in the British Museum - an Elamite bull and inscription - a bronze chariot... More 

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