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National Museum of Iran

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

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 January 2017
Kirk E
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Tehran, Iran
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 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 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Piraeus, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

a very good chance to see many of the artifacts in case you won't be able to visit Persepolis and Pasargadae together with other ancient objects

Thank covaltio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect Noon, coffee, burger and much more in a beautifully place with kiosks. #Trendy. At the side of Iran historical museum.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I visited only pre-historical and historical part of this museum and it was really disappointing. Maybe if you are really into the prehistoric thing you could be satisfied, but only few things have more detailed English description and only few things are worth seeing (salt man, few reliefs and statues from Persepolis) but overall it is not worthy of 300... More 

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Basingstoke UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Iran has a long and interesting history and this National Museum of Iran has many items from the last 10 centuries, well labelled and in good presentation cabinets, representing the many stages of its development. Our little group also had a very knowledgeable guide. Unfortunately after well over 3 hours I was suffering from information overload and I could not... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Housed in a big government building. Not too much imagination has gone into the displays. You do cover a lot of historical ground through all of the Persian rulers. It was quite good as we had a good guide but without this you may get bored quickly as the displays are not laid out well. Only ok.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

i love this museum when i visited this museum was so excited because i was walking in the history and found Iran has long history they were so intelligent and intellectual. i suggested it and push you for visiting.

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