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Museum of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense

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Brilliant, interesting and thought provoking

I came across this museum from a couple while at the Den of US Espionage and boy was I glad I went... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Josh116
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Melbourne, Australia
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more artistic that you'll expect

A unique experience by itself, a museum that wants to show you what war means is more than a "must... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
ThomaLam
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The largest museum of Iran and one of the largest in Asia, with modern technologies and devices that display contemporary history of Iran with focus on Iraq-Iran war (1980-1988).
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Sarv St. | Haqqani exp. Vanak square, Tehran 1538650801, Iran
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came across this museum from a couple while at the Den of US Espionage and boy was I glad I went. A great collection of military equipment outside and a fascinating depiction of the Revolution and Iran/Iraq war etc. interactive displays were impressive. Yes...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019

A unique experience by itself, a museum that wants to show you what war means is more than a "must visit", especially if you have teenagers or young people with you. Most importantly, this museum uses art, installations, multimedia, to help you understand what this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Mojtaba E, Manager of international affairs at Museum of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your interest and your helpful comment. As you said, improving the quality of English contents of the museum should be our top priority and definitely we will make it more accessible for our international visitors.

Reviewed March 30, 2019

I do not like. Do not waste time for it . You find better things to try in Tehran. Go to national museum of Iran Instead.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

It is definitely the best museum in Iran and easy to reach by metro (Haghani metro station). You don't get tired of the 3-4-hour indoor tour of the museum which explains about the 8-year war between Iran & Iraq. Don't miss the panorama cinema!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Masoud_Ryt
Reviewed December 7, 2018

This place is in north of Tehran talk about Iran's contemporary history. In this place you must to use all your senses. Some part must to watch and some part must to hear and some part must to touch. It is a complete place to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Hossein121
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This is a very modern museum in ways of presentation and multi-media content. It is about the war between Iran and Irak 1980-1988. We got a free audio guide and there was almost always someone available for questions, often quite young persons. It was interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Fascinating museum in honour of the thousands who lost their lifes betwen 1980 en 1988. Very big, with many modern techniques. There is a bombardement simulator, you can walk through a quarter that is destroyed by Iraqi bombs, There is art made form weapons and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

one of the best museums I've ever seen. the best place for getting a lot of information about contemporary history of Ir

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Norouzi
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I didn't like this museum at all, even if I was curious to check "the dark side" of the Islamism. Many rooms repeat the same thing about the martyrs, audio guide is poor, the story is not clear. I had to go away from some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mojtaba E, Manager of international affairs at Museum of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Dear Gaia, Thank you so much for your comment. I would like to say that the problem of giving back the audio guides is solved now and they will be collected at the end of the path. Moreover, the quality of content of audio guides...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Whether you agree or not with what they promote, it is probably the best executed museum in Iran, which does not mean that it is great. Incomprehensible storyline, poor audio guide and what they consider "modern technology" is worth a "meh" BUT at least they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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