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 vacation builder to add National Museum of Iran and other attractions to your Tehran vacation plans.
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  • August 17, 2017
    this place holds great deal of ancient artifacts from the early Islamic era in Iran ,from old books ,clothes , paintings to 1000 year old doors and tiles and marble alter. it worth the visit and the s...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    I recommend to go on a guided tour or at least have some background info on their Persian history. Otherwise, you'd be lost as I was. I had to ask my friend about every little. The artifacts such as k...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Worth the visit with interesting exhibits. The Islamic museum next door had an impressive collection as well. Well worth it  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    Introducing Iran history from about 12000 years ago up to Islam age. First civilization in the world. Awesome.
  • July 6, 2017
    It is a good museum. But anyway the collection there is very small for a country like Iran which has a glorious history. The most famous among the artifacts are the corpse of a mine worker found in Zanjan province, the sculpture of a Parthian man, the Elamite bull and various artifacts and inscriptions from Persepolis. The first store of the building represents the artifacts related to the Elamite kingdom, the Achaemenids, The Parthians and the Sassanians. The second store can be boring for someone like me who's not interested in Neanderthal people.
  • May 14, 2017
    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;)
  • May 16, 2017
    Great collection for Persian, historic artifacts. For Islamic stuff, go next door, Islamic museum great.
  • April 26, 2017
    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.

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