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US Den of Espionage

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Worth the visit!

Certainly interesting and it helps if you are familiar with the truth of events rather than what... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chris M
Rome, Italy
interesting but not complete

it was quite difficult to enter this museum: the first time we went there it was closed due a... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
Mariano S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Taleqani Ave., Tehran 11369, Iran
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Certainly interesting and it helps if you are familiar with the truth of events rather than what the US will have you believe. And if you watched 'Argo' before coming to Tehran you'll soon learn it was full of propaganda.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 19 January 2019

The premises of the former American Embassy in Tehran were converted into a sort of "memorial' and are opened, since 2017, to public visits. The building, inaugurated in 1951, is a symbol of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Here, 52 American diplomats and citizens were held...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 2 January 2019

We just walked around the wall to take photos with the graffiti on the wall. Learn more about this location from the movie- Argo to understand the history of this location.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JazliyanaJon
Reviewed 7 December 2018

it was quite difficult to enter this museum: the first time we went there it was closed due a manifestation, the second time it was closed due to renovations, the third time we hardly could get with a group of other tourists who were given...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Mariano S
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Openinghours are not correct. The museum closes at 11h30 and opens again at 13h. No idea if it's worth it or not but we'll go back to see 🙂

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joanna D
Reviewed 27 November 2018

This was probably the biggest waste of time in all the wonders that Iran has to offer. A bunch of propaganda and silliness. Whatever you think of the politics, the tour inside was cheesy and totally a tourist trap gimmick. Sure, take a picture and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank benheredonethat
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Not sure why they are doing a renovation but it was still very interesting to see the site of the hostage crisis back in the Carter era. The old communications equipment is still there, along with amazing old photos. Very interesting for those who remember...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank David-A-NZ
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Great place to visit and enjoy when in the area. Happy friendly people who know how to get things done. You can get anything here and at a decent price without all of the extras

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Rudy L
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The graffiti outside on the wall already show what kind of view on american politics is to be expected by entering the former US embassy in Iran. Run by students who support the Islamic Revolution the museum shows the events of the hostage-taking at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank simonQ2781BV
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I would have preferred understanding more about the uprising and what happened moment for moment during the storming of this building. Rather, the set up was focused on the espionage that the US was committing. History is less about what people find but what lead...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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26 September 2016|
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Response from bxc88 |
Saturday-Thursday, 0830 - 1130 then 1300 - 1730. It’s being renovated so not all rooms are accessible.