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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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Interesting . A bit on the expensive side

Its centrally located. Museum has many sections. Loved the Persepolis exhibits. Enjoyed the artifacts; it was our first day in Tehran . ( we arrived late the night before). Would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only 2 floor exhibition and it cost 300.000 riyal. Too expensive in my point, the collection is about prehistoric iran, but just thar. A bit boring in my point.

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Oss, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

the collection represent the history of Iran in al centuries. The building is beautiful on the outside but the way of exposure is dull

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Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited Persepolis seeing many of the artifacts that had been removed added a lot more information and colour. Well laid out it is well worth seeing.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed both museums and evoted a couple of hours at least to both. The highlights of the Achaelogical museum for me included: - its lovely setting of pools and trees out the front - a replica of the Cyrus cylinder as the original is in the British Museum - an Elamite bull and inscription - a bronze chariot... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its centrally located. Museum has many sections. Loved the Persepolis exhibits. Enjoyed the artifacts; it was our first day in Tehran . ( we arrived late the night before). Would recommend it but its a little bit expensive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Door of my university was in front of it, and I enjoyed walking in the area. Since the area is for Ministry of Foreign affairs so no car can enter unless those expensive cars of politician. so you can joyfully walk and walk. I have see many tourists who came there and took selfie photos. The Building of Ministery is... More 

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Rudolfstetten, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 again a high fee.

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malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 is not much information for those without a guide. Our guide informed us that much... More 

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