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National Museum of Iran, Tehran

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History Museum
Detailing layers and layers of Iran's rich history, National Museum of Iran displays an impressive collection of masterpieces collected from Persepolis, Shush, and other major archeological sites across the country. Admire a masterfully sculpted mastiff found in Persepolis, and contemplate a marble statue of Darius. With two major sections--one devoted to ancient Iran and the other to Islamic Iran--the institution boasts a superb collection of prehistoric and early history pieces with pottery, ceramics, stone figures, and carvings (all labeled in Farsi and English). Set in a large brick building designed by a French architect, the museum tells a coherent story about the continuity of civilization in modern-day Iran. Guides and audio tours are available. Use our Tehran vacation builder to add National Museum of Iran and other attractions to your Tehran vacation plans.
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  • This musuem includes archeological and islamic museums! The archeological Musuem is a fantastic review of ancient history of Iran and the islamic musuem is also very beautiful but most of visitors jus...  more »
  • this is a very old museum made in 1937 by a french architect. it is full of ancient and antique objects found inside Persia related to more than even 3000 years ago. even the building is very old and ...  more »
  • The museum is huge. Unfortunately not many things are inside the museum unlike so many national museums that I have been to in a few countries. So basically you are paying to see the museum ceiling an...  more »
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  • The lower floor is more interesting as it's more about Iran/Persia the upper floor is more about stone age etc. Which you can see in many museums. Funny was that the clerk who is selling the entrance tickets was away so the let us visit the miseum for free;)
  • Great collection for Persian, historic artifacts. For Islamic stuff, go next door, Islamic museum great.
  • Mediocre museum charging you more than 8USD, a fact all the more glaring when so few artifacts are on display for a nation famous for its ancient civilizations.
  • The collection was disappointingly small considering the Louvre's collection was easily 30x larger. The curators were very helpful and went out of their way to explain interesting facts about the artifacts. Bathroom cleanliness was appalling considering this is a place mostly visited by foreigners.
  • Interesting museum covering time period from 4000bc - 1000ce. Interesting pieces on display. You need a guide for a thorough understanding as limited English explanations are provided.