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Holy Defense Museum, Tehran
(4.3/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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  • Not long after the last Shah was overthrown in 1979 Iraq under Saddam Hussein started war against Iran. That war lasted 8 years. Saddam Hussein was backed by Western and Arab allies. This war did not ...  more »
  • Museum on the Iran Iraq war, very graphic, rather aimed at an Iranian audience and whose historical impartiality leaves to be desired but which allows to understand a lot about the Iranian regime and the deep marks left behind this conflict.
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  • this is super large museum. its clear that iran is very proud of their military abilities. my favorite collection is their various missile. 
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  • Seriously awful. Very little information or primary sources. The really tacky displays e.g. "hall of butterflies" (ugh) do little to honour the lives lost or evoke the situation in which a fledgling republic defended against an aggressor, does not acknowledge the various backgrounds (e.g. not exclusively Islamic) of those who made these sacrifices. No insight. No complexity. Not suprising there are also nearly no visitors in this massive place. The only good thing I can say is that a museum guide was nice and helpful when I asked for the way out.
  • If you like army machines and weapons, you have to see this museum. kids will enjoy it with all those ships, airplanes, cannons and weapons. it has to be mentioned that it is the most modern museum of Iran and you can enjoy presentations and guide inside the building if you want. there is also 3D cinema with presentation on water wall that can be enjoyable during ceremonies. Do not forget that you can not go there after working time.
  • It is totally insane that paying for 20,000 tomans to see their so-called weapons. I will consider entering it with free of charge, but not a even cent.
  • The history of 8 years of war between Iran and Iraq is summarized in this place.
  • Greay. Just it