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National Museum of Iran, Tehran

(3.7/5 based on 420+ 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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  • When in Iran, of course you want to know as much about the fascinating culture, friendly people and beautiful country as possible! So we went, warned on our way by other tourists that the older part w...  more »
  • Located at the heart of Tehran, National museum has lots of ancient objects for visiting. At the beginning there are some evidences of primitives. These are axes and knifes and some arms made of stone...  more »
  • I visited this complex (there are several museums in this location) about two weeks ago. I went there to accompany a Malaysian couple and learned that the museum by itself is very boring if you don't ...  more »
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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 .