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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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Good overview of Pre-Islamic Iran

Reasonably thorough chronological overview of Iranian history, from early human settlements until before the Arab conquest of Iran. Good collection of artifacts across periods... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reasonably thorough chronological overview of Iranian history, from early human settlements until before the Arab conquest of Iran. Good collection of artifacts across periods spread over 2 floors, including reliefs from Persepolis. There is also an Islamic section in a separate building -- although the Islamic section has a better overall museum ambiance, it did not explain the transitions from... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum houses great collections of antiquities, ONLY if you have lots of time and energy and you are really into archaeology.

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Thank Bordin C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Islamic and pre-Islamic pieces of art and artefacts, a continuity of civilisation for more than 7 000 years showing that if Africa is the cradle of humanity, Persia is the cradle of human civilisations.

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Thank lagarstef
Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice MUSEUM EVERY TRAVELER MUST SEE THAT ITSamazing wonderfull and historic review you can walk through the old history of an oldest country in the world

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, please note that most of museums in Tehran are open until 4 pm. I should also say that I was on a business trip and have had a very limited time to discover treasures of Iran. But once I was there in this museum I have been blown away by what I have discovered. Visit it!

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Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has some interesting artifacts, especially ancient containers and the Salt Man head, but it's small. I enjoyed it, but it's not a major, world-class museum so it might be disappointing to others unless they have a serious interest in ancient Persian culture.

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Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started our visit of Iran but Tehran. Then, a visit of the national museum was mandatory. The architecture is interesting. Despote an old fashion way to present the objects, the museum is very interesting. It spans all the periods from old Paleolithic ages to modern period. A good guide, a book, or an audio guide is mandatory to really... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good collection but not much more. The information is limited and the best items are from Persepolis so if you have been there us no l'infern impressive.

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Thank J L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in Iran, of course you want to know as much about the fascinating culture, friendly people and beautiful country as possible! So we went, warned on our way by other tourists that the older part was rather boring. You are not allowed to carry bags inside and that meant we had to check them in with a person- as... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the heart of Tehran, National museum has lots of ancient objects for visiting. At the beginning there are some evidences of primitives. These are axes and knifes and some arms made of stones. There is good place setting of objects in this museum. It starts with very old objects and will end with some newest objects. The most... More 

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