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Address: 972 Shariati Street, Tehran, Iran
Phone Number: (21) 863003
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This museum is not just excellent, it is amazingly excellent. Exactly the right size, small and specific. Our guide knew the museum's guide and to listen to them talk together... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is not just excellent, it is amazingly excellent. Exactly the right size, small and specific. Our guide knew the museum's guide and to listen to them talk together, whether in Parsi or English was to hear in their voices their passionate love and knowledge of their country and of its history that they both had. This museum was... More 

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LottyToronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum in the northern part of the city has a collection, arranged chronologically, of incredibly beautiful artefacts (in gold, bronze, silver, precious stones, glazed tiles, etc.), as well as stunning miniatures, illustrated manuscripts, and examples of early calligraphy. Photography is allowed. Along with the National Museum, this museum is not to be missed.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Small museum but with an excellent collection of artifacts and calligraphy. The museum is on three floors

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This museum is not in the top list of attractions of Tehran, I liked its pre-islamic collection, but not a big fan of Iranian isalmic period's art so the next 2 floors were not so interesting for me.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

A small museum with an excellent collection. Some of the gold objects are spectacular and we loved some of the pottery.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This small museum houses some real treasures both ancient and fairly modern. The large gold objects are stunning. Illustrations are well preserved and resented, as well.

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a three level museum (stairs/ lift) with six halls showing exhibits from different periods in Iranian history: impressive ancient artifacts, Islamic period artifacts, miniatures and calligraphy. Go up to the top level first and then come down. A great museum to visit if you want to get an overall sense of Iranian history and you're short on time... More 

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I passed in front or this museum every day for 5- 6 years, when I was in Tehran. One day I decide to go inside and see what is inside. Actually I was shocked to see the Persian ancient unique collection of art dating back to the second millennium BC. I defiantly recommend it to every one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We loved this small private museum in fancy North Tehran. They keep secret whose collection this was; it was named after a poet of great renown though it wasn't his collection. However, the collection is simply brilliant, though you will need to bring your own guide to show you the "best of the best" and to explain the collections, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

everything in this museum is of the highest quality. The ceramics and the miniatures are outstanding. get there early so that you will have the place to yourself.

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