National Museum of Iran, Tehran

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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 driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to National Museum of Iran and other attractions in Tehran.
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  • Persian civilization is such a great and wonderful thing. So I must recommend that you visit this museum. When you enter this place, you will find that it has two parts--the present has carpets, pottery, coins, art, etc., and ancient fossils and old artifacts. I strongly believe that I didn't go into the museum without interviewing Iran. But cautious the law: do not compare with a large museum in France or Russia.
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  • If you are interested in history, specially history of iran, it's a good place. Both before islam and after islam.  more »
  • worth the trip even if I am not passionate in the first floor others will be, in any case some parts are beautiful and will allow visitors who do not have a tour of the country to discover real beauties
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  • Amazing place to visit. You can chase the history there! Never use the coffeshop! Completely unprofessional and untidy.
  • Given the location of Iran as one of the birthplaces of Civilization, the museum is full of pieces of immense historical significance. There are good English descriptions of most objects, archeological sites and historical eras.
  • Well organized museum with decent garden to hang out. Louvre museum in Tehran was pretty amazing. Highly recommended!
  • This museum consists of two different parts. One is about the ancient iran and before invasion of islamic forces to Iran. Relic and antique objects which were expelored in different historical sites and areas of Iran has been brought to and gathered in this museum. The second part is about islamic era and after islamic attack to the history and culture of ancient iran. The new third part of Louvre museum has recently been added to the museum but its brief and temporary. So don't miss it before it ends. May be it never happens to see the originals!
  • The head and left foot of a Salt Man on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran are probably the most far out items among the 300,000 objects in its 20,000 m2. This museum preserves and displays a vast treasure of ancient Persian artifacts from the Middle-East’s Islamic and pre-Islamic history and civilization. More on the Salt Men on Wikipedia.
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