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National Museum of Iran, Tehran
(3.8/5 based on 380+ 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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  • Entrance fee including the Islamic period Museum solo 500000 riyals thought was high, but from carpets, embroidery, ceramics, calligraphy, and finely crafted doors annex Islamic period Museum were very good. And chairs resting places are located and designed to exhibit lighting, available from the main building, was seen also exhibit carefully.
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  • If you are visiting Iran, this museum could be a perfect start point to understand the history and culture. From palaeolithic and neolithic you csn follow all tribes and dinasties, including achaemeni...  more »
  • We had a fantastic guide who went through the history of Iran, using the rooms of the museum. Without him, I'm not sure we would have been as blown away as we were. I loved it! 
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  • The collection appeared impressive, but my lack of knowledge limited my possibilities to appreciate it. With minor exceptions, each piece had just a very brief (i.e., a few words) description (both English and Farsi). My personal experience was 1 star, but i added a couple so as not to be unfair.
  • 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.
  • The ancient Iran museum structure belongs to 19th century. The things in this museum are from more than 4000 years ago. They are really wonderful.
  • Nice Museum. Could be cleaner and description should be more accurate.
  • 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 .