Tehran Museums

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Azadi Tower

This collection is within the tower of Azadi Square. There are different articles belong to era BC, Achaemenian, Parthian or even the Sassanian periods, as well as Islamic era. These pieces are earthenware articles, admirable metal vessels, valuable paintings and carpets.

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

This museum was inaugurated in the year 1977. It is located in North Kargar Avenue, adjoining the Laleh Park. This three storeyed museum has 9 art galleries displaying the affects of many reputed foreign artists. It includes a library and an audio-visual section. of Contemporary Art

Art galleries in Iran
Iran is currently facing a change in its artistic landscape and global presence. Artists in Iran are responding to political pressures that translate into a diverse and fast-growing contemporary art scene. Iranian art has constantly become a strong international competitor in the arts market and has stabilized its position in the contemporary art scene. We exhibit ten of the best galleries of contemporary art in Iran.

Carpet Museum

This beautifully architectured structure, with the carpet shaped facade is located north west of Laleh Park. The display area covers 3,400 sq. m. and consists of two halls exhibiting carpets and Kilims. It was inaugurated in 1977. The collection of carpet museum comprises of samples of Iranian carpets from the 9th century AH. up to this date. About 135 master pieces of Iranian carpets are displayed in the ground floor. The art of carpet weaving in Iran, considering the 2500 year old ‘Pazirik’ which was discovered in southern Siberia in the year1949, dates back to pre-Achaemenian period. So-called Salting carpet wool silk and metal thread. about 1600.

National Museum of Iran
The National Museum of Iran (Persian: موزهٔ ملی ایران‎ Mūze-ye Millī-ye Irān) is a museum in Tehran, Iran. It is the combination of two museums, the old Muze-ye Irân-e Bâstân ("Archaeological Museum of Iran", a break, Sasanian revival building designed by André Godard and inaugurated in 1937), and the modernistic white travertine National Arts Museum ("Mūze-i Honar-i Millī"), inaugurated in 1972. The second structure, built on the grassy grounds of the old Archaeological Museum, went through quite a few, and hasty changes of the interior, and was still being remodeled when the Islamic Revolution swept the country in 1979.


Malek National Library and Museum
Malek National Library and Museum is one of the most important cultural institutions. This collection was set up and inaugurated in 1997. The building has 10,000 Sq. m area and comprises galleries dedicated to the exhibition of stamps, carpets, coins and paintings, as well as an administrative section, a library and reading halls. It contains two main parts:
a) Library
b) Museum


 Glassware and Ceramic Museum

The premises that have been turned into museum where glass and clay works are on display were built about 90 years ago upon orders of Ahmad Qavam (Qavam-ol-Saltaneh) for his personal lodging (residence and working office). The building is situated in a garden with a span of 7000 square meters and was used by Qavam himself till the year 1953.


 Reza Abbasi Museum

The Reza Abbasi Museum (the RAM) opened in September 1977, but in November 1978, just one year after its official opening it was closed. Exactly a year later in 1979, having had changes in its internal decorations and with further expansion of its exhibition space it was reopened. In 1984, because of some internal difficulties, once more it was closed and again reopened in 1985. And finally on February 4, 2000, it was opened for the fifth time, after its renovation.Reza Abbasi Museum is administrated by Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization.


 Museum of coins
Museum of coins and banknotes dating back to different eras.
This collection is comprised of about 1400 coins and 750 bank notes, which have been put on display in an enclosure with almost 2000 Sq. m area, while displaying noticeable section of Iranian coins and notes and also displays parts of the history of this land.


Treasury of National Jewels
The Imperial crown jewels of Iran (also known as the Imperial crown jewels of Persia) include several elaborate crowns and decorative thrones, thirty tiaras, and numerous aigrettes, a dozen bejewelled swords and shields, a vast number of unset precious gems, numerous plates and other dining services cast in precious metals and encrusted with gems, and several other more unusual items (such as a large golden globe with the continents made of emeralds and the latitudes and longitudes marked in diamonds) collected by the Iranian monarchy from the 16th century (Safavid dynasty) on.


 Golestan Palace

Golestan Museum Palace
The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran, the Golestan Palace (Palace of Flowers) belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel).
The Arg was built during the reign of Tahmasb I (r. 1524-1576) of the Safaviddynasty (1502-1736), and was later renovated by Karim Khan Zand (r. 1750-1779).  Agha Mohamd Khan Qajar (1742-1797) chose Tehran as his capital.  The Arg became the site of the Qajar (1794-1925)


Saadabad Palace

Saadabad Museum Palace
The Saadabad Palace (Persian: کاخ سعدآباد‎) is a palace built by the Pahlavi dynasty of Iran in the Shemiran area of Tehran and currently official residence of the President of Iran.
The complex was first inhabited by Qajar monarchs and royal family in the 19th century. After an expansion of the compounds, Reza Shah lived there in the 1920s. And his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi moved there in the 1970s.
After the Iranian Revolution, the complex became a museum White Palace - Hall

Niavaran Palace Complex

Niavaran Museum Palace

Niavaran Palace Complex (Persian: کاخ نیاوران‎) is a historical complex situated in the northern part of Tehran, Iran. It consists of several buildings and a museum. The Sahebqraniyeh Palace, from the time of Naser al-Din Shah of Qajar dynasty, is also inside this complex. The main Niavaran Palace, completed in 1968, was the primary residence of the last Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the Imperial family until the Iranian Revolution.









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