National Museum of Iran, Tehran

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Natural History Museum · History Museum
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.
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  • The museum is a classified museum which clearly shows the Iran during the centuries and dynasties. Visiting it is highly recommended.  more »
  • if you have any interest in history, this museum is a must-see in Iran. it is practically the largest and reachest museum owing to the archeology of Persian lands through the history.  more »
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  • Amazing collections. If you are in Tehran and want to learn more about the history of the Persian Empire. Come by this museum. One feedback i can give is that they can put up more English language caption for each artifacts? I went with a friend from Ahvaz and he became my guide. :) Outside of the musuem. You can find some really good food place. I forgot the name of the street. But yeah. Just walk around. It's fun!
  • Very nice building. The architecture follows the Sasanid-era palaces. You can find some fine pieces from the Persepolis in the museum, but otherwise the museum is surprisingly small. There is an overpriced museum shop.

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