National Museum of Iran, Tehran

4.1
#3 of 38 in Museums in Tehran
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 driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to National Museum of Iran and other attractions in Tehran.
Create an itinerary including National Museum of Iran
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
National Museum of Iran Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
709 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • National Museum of Iran is one of the best places in Iran specially for foreigners.But do not miss the Islamic section, there are lots of interesting things in it. You can see Islamic section images.....  more »
  • A diverse collection of artifacts that traces the history of Iran from stone-age times right up to Cyrus, Darius and the great Persian kingdoms. Some of the exhibits are phenomenal!  more »
Google
  • Take a stroll down the long and ancient history of Iran with this great museum! Many great items from the most distant of times and historic eras can be found here, some dating back to 2000 B.C.! It's truly a memorable experience for history enthusiasts and tourists alike.
  • Great place to visit! The history of human in Iran goes back to more than 250,000 years ago. You will see signs of human in every historical period by the tools and arts they produced (in the form of stone tools, iron tools, pottery, jewels and ...). You will find symbols and arts combined to convey culture and lifestyle of people in each period. Well shaped museum and good explanations. Must see place in Iran. I hope you enjoy your time there.
Places to stay near National Museum of Iran

Plan your trip to Tehran

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Tehran

View all ›
4.5
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration:2​h
3.9
Duration:1​h 30​min

Museums in Tehran

View all ›
4.6
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration:4​h
4.0
Duration:2​h

Shopping in Tehran

View all ›
3.5
Duration:3​h
4.4
Duration:2​h
5.0
Duration:30​min
4.7
Duration:2​h

Hidden gems in Tehran

5.0
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration:2​h
4.6
Duration:2​h
4.2
Duration:2​h

Side trips from Tehran

4.3
Duration:8​h
5.0
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Tehran

4.8
Duration:4​h
4.9
Duration:4​h
5.0
Duration:2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration:4​h
4.2
Duration:3​h
5.0
Duration:4​h
4.1
Duration:1​h