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Rich collection with boring organization

I've visited Louvre exhibition recently which was fascinating, but the description should be... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
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Biggest museum in Iran but do not expect too much!

National Museum of Iran is considered the mother museum in Iran and holds the most historical... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Tehran, Iran
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Emam Khomeini Ave. | Si-e-Tir corner, Tehran 11369, Iran
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I've visited Louvre exhibition recently which was fascinating, but the description should be written larger, it was really hard to read them especially when a couple of people gathered around a monument. About National museum: you can see magnificent collection, but the method that the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Faeze-bonsai
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in history, specially history of iran, it's a good place. Both before islam and after islam.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Mahdi M
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We spent quite a long time here but it was still no where near enough for the variety and amount of objects on display. We had a private guide who could ensure we saw the key pieces but then there was so much more to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank ColchesterSleeper
Reviewed 5 February 2018

bagh meli gate complex contains many buildings. It is located in center part of tehran . The architecture of the buildings in this palace is amix of modern and traditional iranian architecture. So the visitors who are interested to Qajar architecture and history of iran...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank AliMahisefat
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The Museum was ok. It’s a natural history museum that showcases bones, pottery, tools, etc. from various periods in Persia. Signs are available in English. It costs 300,000 rials (€9) to get in. Islamic Museum is on the same compound.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Simone L
Reviewed 6 January 2018

National Museum of Iran is considered the mother museum in Iran and holds the most historical subjects in it. however, due to lack of proper management and being away from world standards for decades, do not be surprised to see lack of guidance and information...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank hoomanhejazy
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The museum is not the treasure house I expected it to be. The building looks impressive from the outside, but does not deliver. The pre-Islamic collection is not that much to talk about. Iran/Persia has a great history to boast about, but this museum shows...More

Date of experience: December 2017
6  Thank Berichthier214
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

The museum is split into pre & post Islam; we went to visit the pre Islam part where it exhibited artefacts from difference era/periods. It is quite an interesting visit; we didn’t get a guide to go with us but other tourists have which I...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Maggie_Zheng
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The museum was spectacular, it really put the history of Persia in a positive perspective, inside the museum there is a really underrated book, it includes pictures of all artifacts and their history, absolutely phenomenal, the book is something else, I have bought the book...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank johnharrison195
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

There are many artefacts on display here from thousands of years ago over the two storey building. The maps / timeline featured on the walls are also very informative in providing an overview of Persian empire during those period. A must visit for those who...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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