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Carpet Museum of Iran, Tehran

(3.8/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Immerse yourself in the world of Persian carpets and rugs at Carpet Museum of Iran. As you approach, note the holed structure surrounding the building's exterior walls, meant to resemble a carpet loom. Designed by the last queen of Iran, the museum houses over 100 exhibition pieces, some dating back to the 16th century. Explore the various patterns and regional styles, and learn about the art of carpet-weaving. Look for the carpet depicting the tree of life. The museum also boasts a library with 7,000 books. Make Carpet Museum of Iran a part of your Tehran vacation plans using our Tehran holiday planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Iran is famous for Persian carpets- it's an art form of fabric, time and the crafts of knots. The park after having walked in through the entrance, has an interesting art installation to the right: li...  more »
  • It's very good to getting informed about history and structure of Iranian carpet but most of the shown carpets are not amazing enough. Maybe this their policy to keep the valuable samples in their tre...  more »
  • It is a fantastic museum of all kind of hand made Iranian carpets. I recommend this place for those people who like to learn more about Persian carpets.  more »
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  • Despite a lovely collection of carpets, the extremely poor lightning (some carpets are in such dark shade that it's literally impossible to distinguish their features) and the lack of english descriptions and information put this museum below average. It would be easily improved, but isn't worth the time (nor the 150,000 rial ticket) in its current state.
  • just think how difficult is making a carpet then understand this art
  • I find this museum not that interesting. It looks like a big carpet shop
  • It is a small museum in nearby place of Topkapı sarayı. It has three parts. So after visiting Topkapı sarayı you can visit also it. If you visit this museum, it will help you to grow a concept about carpet. You know that, carpet is a tradition of Turkey. The ticket price of Halı Müzesi is 10 lira for general people. For students, who lives in Turkey it is only one lira.
  • Very nice, if you like to know about carpet industry in many different types and views, It's better to see there.... There is Persian description for each masterpiece that need to translate in English with better view at least...