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Islamic Revolution & Holy Defense Museum

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Well arranged place of propaganda

This is a very modern museum in ways of presentation and multi-media content. It is about the war... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Konstanz, Germany
A way to handle the scars of a the Iran Iraq war

Fascinating museum in honour of the thousands who lost their lifes betwen 1980 en 1988. Very big... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
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The largest museum of Iran and one of the largest in Asia, with modern technologies and devices that display contemporary history of Iran with focus on Iraq-Iran war (1980-1988).
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Sarv St. | Haqqani exp. Vanak square, Tehran 1538650801, Iran
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very modern museum in ways of presentation and multi-media content. It is about the war between Iran and Irak 1980-1988. We got a free audio guide and there was almost always someone available for questions, often quite young persons. It was interesting...More

Thank Alemanne
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Fascinating museum in honour of the thousands who lost their lifes betwen 1980 en 1988. Very big, with many modern techniques. There is a bombardement simulator, you can walk through a quarter that is destroyed by Iraqi bombs, There is art made form weapons and...More

Thank Geotaal
Reviewed 5 September 2018

one of the best museums I've ever seen. the best place for getting a lot of information about contemporary history of Ir

1  Thank Norouzi
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I didn't like this museum at all, even if I was curious to check "the dark side" of the Islamism. Many rooms repeat the same thing about the martyrs, audio guide is poor, the story is not clear. I had to go away from some...More

Thank Gaia W
Mojtaba E, Manager of international affairs at Islamic Revolution & Holy Defense Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Dear Gaia, Thank you so much for your comment. I would like to say that the problem of giving back the audio guides is solved now and they will be collected at the end of the path. Moreover, the quality of content of audio guides...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Whether you agree or not with what they promote, it is probably the best executed museum in Iran, which does not mean that it is great. Incomprehensible storyline, poor audio guide and what they consider "modern technology" is worth a "meh" BUT at least they...More

2  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I visited the museum with my friends. They find it fascinating. The structure and design are really interesting. You can get to know the history of Iran-Iraq War and the braveness of soldiers there.

2  Thank ebrahimbarzegarny
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The museum has an indoor and outdoor exhibitions. We have not been inside, but even outside part (which can be visited for free) is huge and interesting. The museum's area is 21 hectares. It focuses heavily on the war with Iraq in 1980 which lasted...More

2  Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

The museum of defense is quite interesting and one my best experiences in Tehran. It s very nice museum

2  Thank paulo0087
Reviewed 4 April 2018

A trip to Iran often involves endlessly relishing in Persian art and refinement in cities such as Kashan, Isfahan and Shiraz, but Iran's more contemporary history is one characterized by strife, revolution and war. This museum provides the Iranian context and interpretation of an era...More

4  Thank mbaas
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The war was a brutal 8 year ordeal that was sparked by Saddam's invasion of southern Iran, backed by most western nations. This was the biggest land conflict since WW2. This museum is beautifully done, gives you an idea of how the Iranian 'us against...More

3  Thank HarrowAbroad
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