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Holy Defense Museum, Tehran

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4.3/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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  • This huge museum features modern and high quality design and displays. Although only roughly half the displays have English descriptions, we still manage to gain a deeper understanding of how ugly and...  read more »
  • First of all to tell: there's not many so well-designed and interesting museums... This is state-of-the art what it is: first to the war between Iraq and Iran, we call in Europe of the first Gulf war (1980-88) and at the 1 to 1.5 million people were killed. On this subject, there is an extensive gun show with objects from various countries in open-air. Not everything that came as the Iranian sovereignty badge wearing, "bought" in the country, there are also weapons (mainly Russian, who were deployed in Iraq) and acquired on the "black market", such as the anti-aircraft guns from North Korea. The exhibition inside is highly personalized and shows the "martyrs" in various ways. One must understand that for the fledgling Islamic Republic, this war was also a kind of "PuTTY" and therefore of particular importance to the assessment of the war dead. This extends in the recent past: Iran nuclear experts (by Israelis?) are immortalized in elaborate martyrs monuments. The representation of war is as plastic as rare: there's a bomb Simulator that scary really works, and an impressive large model of the destroyed city Khorramshah (and the refinery) designed by German Museum experts. Impressive also the two shelters, one time in the desert, a time in the mountains - each according to "air conditioned". The history of Iran - also outside of war - comes here not too short. Many images and film the past shows, even the Shah period. That this happens in terms of the dominant ideology, it must not emphasize; but I did not notice gross distortions. The visit to this museum is to recommend to anyone who wants to dive deeper in the history of the country and better understand the current situation. By the way: The entrance fee is now 360,000 riyals for foreigners.
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  • You can see war airplane, tank & .... used in war Iran-Iraq , rifle-pit in cold and hot regions with cold & hot temperature, Very beautiful Statues of commanders & martyrs, Ruined places of a city ( K...  read more »
  • The history of 8 years of war between Iran and Iraq is summarized in this place.
  • Everybody must visit this museum to understand how we fought with bare hands
  • This place is amazing. Must see.
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  • We need very much to such spaces. Should be about a culture that is انچنینی Museum of garden making
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