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Glassware Museum of Tehran

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Address: 30th of Tir Street, Tehran 11369, Iran
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+98 21 6708 1534

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Beautiful Glass and Ceramic Collectin

Very enjoyable museum with a grand spiral staircase. The glass and ceramic pieces are extremely interesting, and I especially enjoyed the collection of ancient, tiny perfume... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very enjoyable museum with a grand spiral staircase. The glass and ceramic pieces are extremely interesting, and I especially enjoyed the collection of ancient, tiny perfume bottles.

Thank alisande
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a fantastic museum with lovely collection of old, antique , and new glassware, and artworks. i recommend this place.

Thank kombizz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Originally functioning as the house and workplace of a prime minister (1921-1951), the building was later used as the Egyptian and Afghan embassy and Merchant Bank. Then, it was transformed into a museum dedicated to glassware and ceramic. The interior design was fantastic. however, the rooms are not spacious, so you'd better visit there when it is not crowded. Different... More 

1 Thank shadmehr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The Glassware (Abgineh) Museum of Tehran is a historic building that houses a collection of Iranian pottery and glassware. The building is from the 19th century and use to house the Egyptian Embassy. You can probably visit all the displays in 30 minutes if you rush or 1 hour if you take your time. Make sure to visit the gift... More 

Thank BardiaSaeedi
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Among the least known of Tehran's exemplary number of museums, the Glassware Museum is among the city's finest. A 19th century noble home that once served as the Egyptian embassy houses this exquisite collection of fine glass. The items are beautifully displayed in specially designed cases, including a particularly dazzling collection of miniatures set into backlit cubicles. Almost every piece... More 

Thank Kirk E
Vienna, Austria
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Do not miss it.... I have no idea why tour leaders put this museum at the end of their list? this is one of the top 5 i would say. the building itself is a brilliant piece of architecture. and wow such a collection and so well displayed. there is a nice shop inside the museum also a amazing ceramic... More 

Thank Saharnaz
North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum with my wife. They have gathered a nice collection of glassware in an old heritage building. The museum is in two levels. I especially recommend it to those who love photography. There is no parking space around it so take a taxi to reach there. From there you can walk to many of the tourist attractions... More 

Thank Sorush
Basingstoke UK
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

The building is early 20th century and is still in good condition - used at one time as the Egyptian Embassy. Building development has nibbled away at the grounds. The museum displays units are clearly very modern and spotlessly clean so all items can be appreciated. Also as it is not too big it does not become overwhelming. I would... More 

1 Thank Signum32
Ede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wonderful glass collection in a nicely restored mansion. Well designed and planned. Located in a quite area of Tehran. Worth a visit.

Thank dtjan
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I didn't expect too much from this visit to be honest. There's not a whole lot to it but the building interior is nice and the display cases designed by an Austrian architect really showcase the building and display. Worth it only if you have extra time in Tehran.

Thank BlackieConnors

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