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National Museum of Iran

Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
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Quite expensive and not so much to see.

Contrary to other sightseeings the museum entrance was quite expensive, especially if you compare... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Christian S
Rudolfstetten, Switzerland
Loved the Persepolus section.

Particularly liked the ruins from Persepolis. Especially the griffin capital perched on a... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“stone age” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Christian S
Reviewed 13 February 2017 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.

Thank DLkkkhee
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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.

Thank australieassen
Reviewed 8 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank ANNA G
Reviewed 7 February 2017 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...More

Thank RhodesMaria
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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.

Thank Medelin_13
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...More

Thank parisanov21
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...More

1  Thank BardiaSaeedi
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...More

Thank Kirk E
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...More

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