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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Tehran holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Reza Abbasi Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We travelled with two archeologists and they were in heaven! This place was beautifully presented and contained some beautiful artefacts of their long history.The map of Persia was of great interest t...  more »
  • The collection of objects on display in the Museum recalls a time unknown, mysterious Reza Abbasi and full of human efforts for survival, fight nature, obtain benefits and victory on the environment.
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  • As a non museum person, this museum has an excellent collection of artifacts from pre Islamic to 19th century. Not a huge selection but beautifully selected. Enough to introduce you to the different s...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Must see museum wist perfect and cosy collection of preislamic and islamic art
  • In this museum display the works of prominent Iranian calligrapher
  • They have a nice collection of some beautiful Persian miniature paintings and calligraphy.
  • A must see museum

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