We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful treasures within”

National Museum of Iran
Ranked #9 of 164 things to do in Tehran
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 21, 2012

The sheer range of items is breathtaking, some items from 8th century BC. The labelling was good, and the manner of exhibition very good. Highlights, for me, included the Archaemenian period reliefs from Persepolis, and a wonderful bronze sculpture of a Parthian prince. There were really so many wonderful exhibits and very hard to choose highlights.

1  Thank arapuni
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (551)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

265 - 269 of 552 reviews

Reviewed November 10, 2012

If you interested in to İran History it is the first place to see in İran.
Salt man , some ancient war apparatus , necklaces , human figures are mainy interesting things .
i could not see the second floor as it was in modifications.Probably i will be there second time to see the İslamic parts.

2  Thank Sky_41
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Small but rich museum with some very interesting items which some of them date back to 1,000,000 years ago. There are various items from different historic periods and all of them have a label (in both english and persian) which describes them.

"The Salt Man " is one of the most amazing attractions of this museum. A hunter from hundreds of years ago who is trapped into a salty cave and his body has remained almost intact. you can clearly see his face and his belongings.

There is a small gift shop at the end of the corridor which sells some persian books and artifacts.

A museum with this size is not that appropriate for a country like Iran with such a rich history, but it is worth visiting.

3  Thank Hesam D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

The museum resampled what is standard for national museums. It was´nt to big. I found the symbolic animal tokens most interesting. You can also read about King Cyrus and his funding a kind of human rights. I couldn´t see any prober shop in the museum, but ypu could take some free postcards or cards with interesting pictures.

2  Thank Britta K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Everything has been taken by the British Musem I think there is hardly anything to see and the staff is very rude. So you better not go there to save your self from humiliation. Forginers will be treated very very badly. Keep away guys

1  Thank mianomershah
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed National Museum of Iran also viewed

 
Tehran, Tehran Province
Tehran, Tehran Province
 

Been to National Museum of Iran? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing