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National Museum of Iran

Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
672061-6
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Lower floor is more interesting

The lower floor is more interesting as it's more about Iran/Persia the upper floor is more about... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Graido
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Buchs Zürich, Switzerland
A vital introduction to Iranian history

One of the first places I visited in Iran and it proved to be a wonderful introduction to Iranian... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
jane_9758
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Romford, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“stone age” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
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672061-6
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"ancient history"
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"stone age"
in 6 reviews
"thousands years"
in 4 reviews
"prehistoric times"
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"visit persepolis"
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"french architect"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 18 reviews
"foreign affairs"
in 4 reviews
"love history"
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"persian empire"
in 8 reviews
"upper floor"
in 5 reviews
"interesting pieces"
in 4 reviews
"great history"
in 4 reviews
"impressive collection"
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"imam khomeini"
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"entrance fee"
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"metro station"
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

The lower floor is more interesting as it's more about Iran/Persia the upper floor is more about stone age etc. Which you can see in many museums. Funny was that the clerk who is selling the entrance tickets was away so the let us visit...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

One of the first places I visited in Iran and it proved to be a wonderful introduction to Iranian history and the sites seen later in Persepolis etc.

Thank jane_9758
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

i was disappointed from outside the building looks like interesting to visit inside there is 2 stories the visit starts on second one except if you are an addict of paleolythique time you should avoid it the first floor can be better if you have...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Ancient museums has interesting pre historic artifacts with good explanations. Also artifacts from Persepolis which one must see. The second Islamic museum is very poorly done, very little contextualization of the artifacts, and explanations posters are in Farsi with no English. This is unforgivable for...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Not very big but has some interesting artefakti from early Persian history. It Is good place to come and learn about history.

Thank Vlado Z
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

I was disappointed with the national museum. It has a few artifacts here and there, but does not portray the history of Iran culturally and has for sure not tried to be interactive or in other ways attractive to the visitors not keen to read...More

Thank Line J
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Reasonably thorough chronological overview of Iranian history, from early human settlements until before the Arab conquest of Iran. Good collection of artifacts across periods spread over 2 floors, including reliefs from Persepolis. There is also an Islamic section in a separate building -- although the...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The museum houses great collections of antiquities, ONLY if you have lots of time and energy and you are really into archaeology.

Thank Bordin C
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Islamic and pre-Islamic pieces of art and artefacts, a continuity of civilisation for more than 7 000 years showing that if Africa is the cradle of humanity, Persia is the cradle of human civilisations.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

very nice MUSEUM EVERY TRAVELER MUST SEE THAT ITSamazing wonderfull and historic review you can walk through the old history of an oldest country in the world

Thank shahinhassani
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