National Museum of Iran, Tehran

4.0
#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.
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  • It's not as modern as some other museums (no interactive displays for kids, etc) and unfortunately most incredibly interesting objects are in Western museums, but I would still highly recommend this o...  more »
  • We are lucky to have Mr Mohammad Yousef Rostami as our guide for the tour to the National Museum and Golestan Palace. He is a history and archaeology researcher. During the visit, Yousef gave us in de...  more »
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  • The best for tourists. Actually, I visited this museum in case of Louvre museum in Tehran that was really fascinating also I visited Kiarostami photo gallery that was magic and lovely. Sadly, this museum was temporary for a while.
  • Not as impressive as I had anticipated but it’s still a very good collection. I think one of the problems is that this museum should have a higher profile and should have a better presentation of the different items/treasures with a more detailed explanations. The Persian Empire deserves better!
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