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National Museum of Iran, Tehran

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • The archeologic part of the museum is in one building, the islamitic art in a second building. Both have a separate entry price. We found the archeologic part the most impressive, every piece has some...  read more »
  • A staple of Persian history. In one of the rooms table shows the different dynasties or kingdoms... very beautiful collections and reconstructions of ancient Persia... do not miss... The building is of an architect and archaeologist french André Godard. My 1st visit of my stay in Iran, which will be very useful later.
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  • First of, you need to choose two tickets: pre-Islamic and post-Islamic history. I would go with just post-Islamic ticket. But even for the post-Islamic section, the big impressive items on display, yo...  read more »
  • As so many other museums in Iran, the National Museum is underfunded and you can see it struggling. Yet, the collection here is worth your time. The Pre-Islamic Museum features artefacts from the prehistory of Iran up to the Sassanid Dynasty. The Islamic Museum has been closed for a long time, but the collection of it has on display when open is breathtaking.
  • its the biggest in Iran but if you visited other countries museums about iran like france dont waste your time. in a busy and full of traffic area although tehran is famous for pollution and traffic .not big.not entertaining .
  • Different and more expensice price for foreigners. Exhibition is goof, but not enough english.
  • In comparison with European museums, there is nothing in here. Anyway if you are living in Iran or visiting Tehran this is in your top 5 choices of museums or the best one. I recommend to visit it.
  • Both pre and post Islamic museums were great. Anyone interested in Iran's great history will really appreciate this.
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