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National Museum of Iran

Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
672061-6
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Biggest museum in Iran but do not expect too much!

National Museum of Iran is considered the mother museum in Iran and holds the most historical... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
hoomanhejazy
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Tehran, Iran
A bit of a disappointment.

The museum is not the treasure house I expected it to be. The building looks impressive from the... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
Berichthier214
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Buren, The Netherlands
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
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672061-6
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

National Museum of Iran is considered the mother museum in Iran and holds the most historical subjects in it. however, due to lack of proper management and being away from world standards for decades, do not be surprised to see lack of guidance and information...More

1  Thank hoomanhejazy
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

The museum is not the treasure house I expected it to be. The building looks impressive from the outside, but does not deliver. The pre-Islamic collection is not that much to talk about. Iran/Persia has a great history to boast about, but this museum shows...More

4  Thank Berichthier214
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The museum is split into pre & post Islam; we went to visit the pre Islam part where it exhibited artefacts from difference era/periods. It is quite an interesting visit; we didn’t get a guide to go with us but other tourists have which I...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The museum was spectacular, it really put the history of Persia in a positive perspective, inside the museum there is a really underrated book, it includes pictures of all artifacts and their history, absolutely phenomenal, the book is something else, I have bought the book...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

There are many artefacts on display here from thousands of years ago over the two storey building. The maps / timeline featured on the walls are also very informative in providing an overview of Persian empire during those period. A must visit for those who...More

Thank Rezani R
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Persian Empire was superbly large and significant, this Museum just barely represent its might. May be most of them are located else where like in Russia, Turkey, France, Britain and USA. Please visit both the Archaeology and Islamic parts. Both showcase Iran's long history. There...More

Thank aizatshukor
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The building is located near several other historical sights and building,designed by André Godard ,french architect who was the director of museum for almost 35 years.I recommend spending sometime before the visit to learn about the history and artifact ,because there is little chance you...More

Thank ROOZBEHKH
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

You are at the right place you have to be if you are visiting Tehran for the first time.here you can find all the history and art happened in Iran since paleolithic period before history until the Islamic periods. The most important thing you should...More

Thank Ramak M
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

The museum is nice, though quite old fashioned in its presentation way. We asked at the ticket office if there were guided tours available in English and they said yes. Inside there were no guided tours available and they never heard of such thing. We...More

Thank Line H
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

It is such place of history - you will see items dating back to 5000 BC... which you would not think you could see here. I enjoyed the pieces from Persepolis - which really showcase the history of this country. There are two levels -...More

Thank Francis C
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