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National Museum of Iran

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Address: Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This museum proudly celebrates the rich heritage of Iran with a spectacular...

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.

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Interesting start point

If you are visiting Iran, this museum could be a perfect start point to understand the history and culture. From palaeolithic and neolithic you csn follow all tribes and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Maybe it was too early in our trip and perhaps I wasn't into the culture then but I did not find it as interesting as I had expected

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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting Iran, this museum could be a perfect start point to understand the history and culture. From palaeolithic and neolithic you csn follow all tribes and dinasties, including achaemenides. It needs a better organization, but still it's very interesting.

1 Thank teseum
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had a fantastic guide who went through the history of Iran, using the rooms of the museum. Without him, I'm not sure we would have been as blown away as we were. I loved it!

Thank GofromCA
Hong Kong, China
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

It is a very nice museum for tourists to understand more on the long history & the rich culture of Iran. A great collection of ancient artefacts to see there, over 300,000 objects. A must-see museum in Tehran!

Thank travelholic99
Taipei, Taiwan
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

It is a relatively small museum for a "national" museum. However, it does help people to understand Iran's very long and colorful history. There are quite a few artecraft from the site of Persepolis. It is great to view these treasure before we actually visit that wonderful site. A must visit in Tehran.

Thank Saricie_Q
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the pre-Islamic section of the museum. The artefacts from Persepolis and some Seljuk and Sasavid ones are interesting. Tickets cost 300k rial and is way too much. The post Islamic section costs another 200k rial.

Thank Crescentra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

If you want a general impression of pre-Islamic Iran, this is what you can get here. A traditional museum, but very interesting artefacts from Persepolisi

1 Thank Martijn D
Tehran, Iran
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Yeah! this place gives you a brief idea of Iran since thousands of years ago until today. it is surprising to see how glorious ppl of persia used to live and how rich their culture has been. for me, this museum is number one among must see list. 100% recommended.

Thank MoPersianBoy
Toulouse, France
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

this museum hold exhibits from Iranian history, some of which are interesting but really very spectacular. I am afraid there are more spectacular exhibits in the Louvre and the British Museum.

Thank Martin W
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Well worth the visit for the educational value. Easily accessable with pleasant walk around, with fantastic exhibits.

Thank Ray C

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