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Glassware Museum of Tehran, Tehran

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Observe a vast collection of ancient glass and ceramic pieces at Glassware Museum of Tehran. The exhibition features works dating from 4000 BCE to modern day contemporary art. Originally the museum served as a private residence for a Persian family, until it became a museum in 1976. The artwork is featured in eight halls, each portraying different historical eras and civilizations. Most pieces come from the towns of Gorgan, Neishabur, Rey, and Kashan. You'll find a short-term exhibition here, featuring modern artists inspired by the permanent collection. Look for the museum store if you would like to purchase souvenir or travel items. See Glassware Museum of Tehran and all Tehran has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tehran travel itinerary maker.
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  • The Glassware (Abgineh) Museum of Tehran is a historic building that houses a collection of Iranian pottery and glassware. The building is from the 19th century and use to house the Egyptian Embassy. ...  more »
  • Among the least known of Tehran's exemplary number of museums, the Glassware Museum is among the city's finest. A 19th century noble home that once served as the Egyptian embassy houses this exquisite...  more »
  • This is a beautiful museum with beautiful exhibited objects. Generally much quieter here than the national historical Museum of Golestan in the Center. Within walking distance of the national historical Museum and the museum is also in a beautiful Qajar era building. I've been here a number of times now and enjoy every time.
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  • The Glassware and Ceramic Museum The building is situated in a garden with a span of 7,000 square meters and was used by Qavam himself till the year 1953. Later, the building were sold to the Egyptians as the new premises for the embassy of Egypt and remained in their possession for seven years. When relations were strained between Iran and Egypt at the time of Abdul Nasser and subsequent to the closure of the Egyptian embassy in Iran, the Commercial Bank purchased the building. However, it was sold to Farah Pahlavi’s bureau in 1976 and was turned into a museum by three groups of Iranian, Austrian and French architects. The museum was opened in 1980 and was registered in the list of national heritage in 1998. Glassware and Ceramic Museum is administrated by Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization.The head of the museum is Mrs.Farzaneh Ghaeini.
  • Eye-popping gorgeous place.. I thought I'd been socked. I've never seen glass this beautiful.
  • Beautiful architecture 🏯, full of fantastic glass works of the 2nd century BC to the 19th century AD.There may be a little difficulty to find a park space. Nowruz is the best time to give it a visit!👌 Ticket price is 50,000 Rls for Iranians (Nowruz 95).
  • It's a dreaming place with a rainbow of colorful Glasswares.
  • حتما به زير زمين اينجا هم سر بزنيد