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“An impressive collection”

National Museum of Iran
Ranked #9 of 164 things to do in Tehran
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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 August 7, 2013

We had a guided visit to the museum, which made it all the more valuable. We always put the National Museum of a country on our visit list, as we're interested in history, archaeology and the visual arts, and this one didn't disappoint. Having visited Persepolis some days beforehand, it was rewarding to see the exhibits from Persepolis in the museum. There are also plenty of other wonderful ancient ceramic artefacts on display.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

i think it's one of the must see's if you are into museums, it's small (as only the before islam period is right now open to public and the after islam part has been closed for construction for the past 2 years :() but it's some very amazing objects and it's right near a couple of other museums and so you can do them all in one go. it's very near the "abgineh" museum and if you are at noon, then definittely try the "gol-e reza-yeh" restaurant (by the abgineh museum)

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

The museum consisted of one floor with some pottery, stone and metal works (and of course the Saltman). There isn't much information in English, and there were no guides available. The museum is really small considering the amazing history of Iran. The exhibit focuses entirely on ancient Iran, and there is nothing from later periods like the Qajar era.

1  Thank Nick O
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

As the lonely planet guide says, it is not the louvre and only the pre-Islamic section was open. The highlight was the Persopilis exhibits - makes you want to go there.

Entrance fees were higher than the LP guidebook but still very reasonable by European standards.

Thank Syd M
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

You'll find lots to see if you are a fan of history and culture. Lots of beautiful stuff left from many many centuries ago are there. I found it amazing and worth a visit(maybe more than A visit!).

Thank Leila M
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