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National Museum of Iran

Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
672061-6
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We spent quite a long time here but it was still no where near enough for the variety and amount of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ColchesterSleeper
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are you interested to Qajar architecture? come and see

bagh meli gate complex contains many buildings. It is located in center part of tehran . The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ali M
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Tehran, Iran
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“stone age” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
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"ancient history"
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"stone age"
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"thousands years"
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"prehistoric times"
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"visit persepolis"
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"french architect"
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"on display"
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"foreign affairs"
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"love history"
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"persian empire"
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"upper floor"
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"interesting pieces"
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"impressive collection"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent quite a long time here but it was still no where near enough for the variety and amount of objects on display. We had a private guide who could ensure we saw the key pieces but then there was so much more to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

bagh meli gate complex contains many buildings. It is located in center part of tehran . The architecture of the buildings in this palace is amix of modern and traditional iranian architecture. So the visitors who are interested to Qajar architecture and history of iran...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The Museum was ok. It’s a natural history museum that showcases bones, pottery, tools, etc. from various periods in Persia. Signs are available in English. It costs 300,000 rials (€9) to get in. Islamic Museum is on the same compound.

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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 26 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

3  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 18 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

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