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National Museum of Iran

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Address: Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
Phone Number:
672061-6
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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.

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Well worth the visit for the educational value. Easily accessable with pleasant walk around, with fantastic exhibits.

Reviewed 23 October 2016
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

this museum hold exhibits from Iranian history, some of which are interesting but really very spectacular. I am afraid there are more spectacular exhibits in the Louvre and the British Museum.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Well worth the visit for the educational value. Easily accessable with pleasant walk around, with fantastic exhibits.

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Istanbul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent display of all about Iran. Museum consists two parts: 1. The Archaeological Museum 2. Islamic Museum The former stands out with Achaemenid period displays. If you are already familiar with stone ages and human progress and have seen such museums before, skip the upper floor, enjoy the Persian only sections. The display of the Islamic Museum is new, it... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

There are two major museums on this site - the archaeological museum which is a brick 1930s building and the more modern museum of islamic art to the east of it. The ticketing and cloakroom for both are in the first building. Each has the older part of the collection on the upper floor and the more recent on the... More 

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Thank culkein
Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to take a look at Iran history without wandering aroud the country, visiting this museum with a guide will give you that. I have to mention it is needs time but it gives you the ideas even about human history of modernisation. Bring a water bottle and some kind of snacks

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Thank sedi j
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a must see in Iran if you are planing to travel to Tehran and other ancient Persian sites. You get to see a handpicked collection of ancient statues and artifacts exhibited in chronological order.

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Thank Arsalan A
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The archeologic part of the museum is in one building, the islamitic art in a second building. Both have a separate entry price. We found the archeologic part the most impressive, every piece has some english information. Start at the upperfloor, there are the oldest pieces. We really enjoyed it, the archeologic part the most

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

First of, you need to choose two tickets: pre-Islamic and post-Islamic history. I would go with just post-Islamic ticket. But even for the post-Islamic section, the big impressive items on display, you can actually see those (and more) in places like Persepolis. To me, this museum is nice but not on the top of my list.

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Thank Chai T
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A great collection, gives you an excellent overwiew of the Iranian Heritage and history. We visited it at the end of our trip in Iran- it was Nice to recall all the impressive sites we visited.

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Concord, MA
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We spent a couple of hours wandering around these exhibit halls, impressed by the number and size of the displays. There is even a special corner designed for helping blind visitors understand some of Persian history. Don't get trapped by a sticking restroom door!

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