We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

National Museum of Iran

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
Phone Number:
672061-6
Website
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

This museum proudly celebrates the rich heritage of Iran with a spectacular...

This museum proudly celebrates the rich heritage of Iran with a spectacular collection of sculptures, ceramics and seals that date back to the 4th and 5th centuries BC.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 418 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Loved the Persepolus section.

Particularly liked the ruins from Persepolis. Especially the griffin capital perched on a column. It would be great if they could recreate a replica of the massive ancient city... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
DLkkkhee
,
malaysia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

418 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 237: English reviews
Rudolfstetten, Switzerland
Level Contributor
120 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Contrary to other sightseeings the museum entrance was quite expensive, especially if you compare to European standards. The exhibition pieces were not so many and not so exciting and if you wish to see more, you have to go to the adjoining building and pay again a high fee.

Helpful?
Thank Christian S
malaysia
Level Contributor
62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Particularly liked the ruins from Persepolis. Especially the griffin capital perched on a column. It would be great if they could recreate a replica of the massive ancient city but that would demand a bigger space.

Helpful?
Thank DLkkkhee
assen
Level Contributor
46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to get a first overview of Iranian history it is fine but don't expect too much. Unfortunately a lot of replica's. Not much information. See it as a display what it could be with a bit more afford.

Helpful?
Thank australieassen
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was waiting forward to visit this museum after a 15 day trip all over the country. Unfortunately the museum is so poor. Everything has been taken away. There are some paper maps on the walls and some findings ( pottery and statues ). There is not much information for those without a guide. Our guide informed us that much... More 

Helpful?
Thank ANNA G
RHODES
Level Contributor
84 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting it to be one of the high lights of my 2 week tour in Iran but I was disappointed..Coming from a country like Greece where there are excellent museums, I was expecting the same..but to my disappointment, it was small, some of the most important artifacts were duplicates, and not so well explained. But in any case,... More 

Helpful?
Thank RhodesMaria
Lund, Sweden
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite having magnificent signs of history and civilization, the museum design is horrible. Every piece has an amazing story to tell, but missed in the poor design. Potentially great, but boring.

Helpful?
Thank Medelin_13
Tehran, Iran
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Iran Bastan Museum is Iran’s first museum established 80 years ago and covers all historical period of the country even the pre-historic time so-called Stone Age. For me it was more attractive because I have visited many of the sites that those objects have been found. The Islamic Museum which is in a separated building is more modern and has... More 

Helpful?
Thank parisanov21
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps the word 'National Museum' may fool some people. This isn't the Louvre or the Hermitage. This is a medium sized museum that houses a collection of Iranian artefacts. If you are visiting, which I highly recommend, PLEASE VISIT THE ISLAMIC MUSEUM AS WELL! There are two museums: the archaeological museum, which is the one that everyone visits and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank BardiaSaeedi
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
541 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This collection of material culture spanning the millennia from the Neolithic period to the great Sassanid empire of sixth century is most impressive for its ground floor collection of remarkable ceramics. Though some pieces here date back almost two thousand years, they demonstrate a remarkable degree of accomplishment. One amazing piece lays claim to being the world's first "animated" pot,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kirk E
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
338 reviews
261 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The top pieces of the museum are on the second floor. A bit confusing as initially you have to follow the sign for 'Ëxit'. On the ground floor there is a large exhibition of pre-historic findings. Perhaps not so interesting unless you are a student of this period or a specialist. The exhibition of finds in Persepolis and Susa are... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert937

Travellers who viewed National Museum of Iran also viewed

 
Tehran, Tehran Province
Tehran, Tehran Province
 

Been to National Museum of Iran? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from National Museum of Iran staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?