Reza Abbasi Museum, Tehran

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#8 of 21 in Museums in Tehran
Visit the legacy of Queen Farah Pahlavi and a one-of-a-kind art collection at Reza Abbasi Museum. Exhibitions include both pre-Islamic and Islamic art, with some more than 4,000 years old. Walk through the chronologically organized museum and see everything from prehistoric artifacts to 20th century objects. Scholars will find over 10,000 books about history and art; unfortunately many documents were destroyed before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. While here, you can take courses in calligraphy, watercolor, oil painting, and drawing and create your own art at the museum. Plan to visit Reza Abbasi Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tehran attractions using our Tehran trip generator.
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  • July 12, 2017
    The collection was started by the Shah's wife. Many of the objects came from private collections. This means they do not have exact dates. There are some fantastic pieces from the Achaemenid & Sassani...  more »
  • June 18, 2017
    this museum is full of very ancient and interesting coins and jewelry from more than 2000 years ago and it is a very special place to see old real coins. the name of Reza Abbasi is just to the memory ...  more »
  • June 8, 2017
    small museum that contains hammered gold coins which are of incredible finesse there is a RAM's head and a horse which are more separated from 1000 years of beautiful miniature head
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  • June 21, 2017
    Awesome. Here you can see magnificent ancient stuff dating back to even more than 3000 years BC! It has both prehistoric and historic items. Visiting this museum is a must do in Tehran.
  • March 9, 2017
    Must see museum wist perfect and cosy collection of preislamic and islamic art
  • June 5, 2017
    In this museum display the works of prominent Iranian calligrapher
  • October 1, 2015
    They have a nice collection of some beautiful Persian miniature paintings and calligraphy.
  • February 15, 2017
    A must see museum

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