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Important collection of Iranian material heritage

This is not a very large museum, which can be a plus. The pieces are well presented, particularly... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Sandra D

I think it is important to visit this very nice museum before visiting the different sites in Iran... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Walking through the National Museum, you can see within arm's reach many different periods of Iran's rich history. If you have read the Lonely Planet Iran prior to coming here, I would disagree with some of their commentary on this museum -- Most all labels...More

5  Thank Christopher D
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Reviewed December 25, 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 5 days ago

I think it is important to visit this very nice museum before visiting the different sites in Iran. this place allows you to spot the different eras and evolution of Persia. this museum is very interesting and helped us later in our visits. do not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going to Persepolis then this is well worth a visit. This has some of the original items from the great ruins of Persepolis

Thank David-A-NZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like museums but this was something else. We had been to Persepolis a few days earlier, so seeing all the 350BC artefacts and parts of friezes and statues brought it all to life. Amazing that there were such advanced civilization, so long ago, humbling...More

Thank hollySalisbury
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum comes across a bit dusty and old-fashioned but is a good addition to the actual places depcited here. We came here at the end of our tour of Iran which I'd recommend to do. Places like Persepolis became a bit more comprehensible after...More

Thank Alemanne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visiting outside view of National museum drowned you to rich history of Persia, it was influenced by Tagh Kasra in Ctesiphon which dates back to Sasanid era. This museum includes spectacular collection of sculptures,ceramics and .... it is located in one of the important street...More

Thank MarjanBeygi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit to get acquainted with the history of early Iran. Exhibits are well presented and sign posted in English.

Thank Michel H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

items from pre-historic era to the present are nicely exhibited. highlights include some panel and column tops from Persepolis.

Thank hookedonbirds
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This is where every visitor to Tehran has to go at least once! You can see many old buildings that date back to the Qajar period which is when Tehran was designated as the Capital. Besides a quiet and peaceful walk in this district, you...More

Thank lpourlak
Reviewed September 27, 2018

This is not a very large museum, which can be a plus. The pieces are well presented, particularly the archaeological ones. There are some jewels such as the early ceramics and pieces from Persepolis site. Worth a visit. Watch out opening hours.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Since many years this museum has been my favorite place. The museum old building is a magnificent architectural structure itself. The new building which was built and added after the revolution is nice but not a piece of art like the old one. You can...More

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