Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran

Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
  • ThemeArchitecture/ Museum/ UNESCO Heritage
  • CodeIRRS11
  • Duration9 hr(s)
  • Best TimeSPRING | AUTUMN
    What To Expect

    Browsing the historical square of Tehran built about 150 years ago;

    Visiting the first private museum of Iran in Imam Khomeini Street of Tehran, displaying an excellent collection of manuscripts and historical artworks;

    Exploring the National Museum of Iran showcasing the historical relics from pre-historic to the Islamic era;

    Visiting the early 20 th-century handsome edifice which is comprised 5 halls showcasing the glassware and ceramics from the 2 nd millennia B.C to the 19 th century;

    Exploring the museum containing a precious treasure of royal Jewelries from the Safavid to the Pahlavi II eras;

    Watching the Sepah Bank Museum, showcasing a collection of coins from the ancient Persia to the contemporary Iran.

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    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Toopkhaneh Square
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Toopkhaneh Square
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Toopkhaneh Square
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Toopkhaneh Square
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Malek National Library and Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Malek National Library and Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Malek National Library and Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Malek National Library and Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Malek National Library and Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Malek National Library and Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Malek National Library and Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Malek National Library and Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Museum of Iran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Abgineh Museum of Tehran
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    National Jewelry Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Sepah Bank Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Sepah Bank Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Sepah Bank Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Sepah Bank Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Sepah Bank Museum
    Most Visited Museums as a Historical Story in Tehran
    Sepah Bank Museum

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    Iran as a Story Told by Tehran's Museums

    Put in the appropriate context, artifacts tell the story of those who made them; their beliefs, traditions, rites, different industries, diet, clothing and whatever else associated with the life of their creators. In this regard, museums, as collections of human-made artifacts, are bibles of unheard stories from times long past to very recent days. In this route, you are going to visit five major museums of Tehran, each with a different kind of story to tell you about Iran and its people.   

    Highlights

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    A) Toopkhaneh Square
    Duration : 30 mins
    Point Type: STARTING


    This Qajarid square was built by the order of Amir Kabir, the well-known minister of Naser al-din Shah. The place was the seat of the cannons and the artillery soldiers since the time of Fath-Ali Shah, hence the name ‘Toop-khaneh,’ (Tūp-Khaneh) means ‘artillery barracks’ in Persian. When the square was constructed, the cannons that Shah Abbas had taken as a trophy from the Portuguese in Hormoz Island, and also the cannon named Toop-e Morvarid (Pearl Cannon), dating to the time of Fath-Ali Shah, were transferred here. 

    Back in the day, Toop-Khaneh square was the top spot for fireworks on national holidays, for protest...

    7 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    B) Malek National Library and Museum
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STOP OVER

     

    Set in an attractive garden, Malek museum was founded by Haj Hossein Malek (1872-1972), an avid collector and a well-known merchant in Tehran. This privately established institution holds one of the largest and the first private collection of manuscripts in Iran, dedicated to the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza. Originally located in the historical Malek house, the collection was transferred to its current site in the National Garden in 1996. The new building of the museum was also bequeathed by Haj Hossein Malek, though its construction was not carried out until after his death. This eight-floor building displays the evolution of I...

    2 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    C) National Museum of Iran
    Duration : 3 hr(s)
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    In addition to 5000 years of history marked by the invention of writing, Iran also has a quite long pre-history, holding enormous stories. Iran plays an important role in the development of Middle Eastern civilization and it holds many objects representing the various traditions, cultures, and arts of what has come to be known as the ancient civilization. National museum of Iran  highlights the ancient items exploring the invention of tools in different eras and artistic and architectural developments which affected life in ancient Iran. 

    The ancient Iran museum, founded in 1937, encompasses items from Paleolithic to the end of Sassanid era. If you visit only one mu...

    11 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    E) National Jewelry Museum
    Duration : 2 hr(s) 30 mins
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    The unique collection of national jewels mirrors the grand history of Iran, reminding the visitor of the victories, failures, honors, and dishonors this great country has gone through. Wander through the glitter of these gems, representing Iranian art, culture, and opulence. The recorded history of the treasury of jewels began with the Safavid monarchs. However, a great amount of these jewels were scattered or stolen during later periods. For example, when Mahmud Afqan invaded the country and defeated the last Safavid king, Shah Sultan Hossein, a part of these jewels was sent to India. Then, Nader Shah Afshar tried to recollect the looted parts, but his assassination in 1747 put an...

    13 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    F) Sepah Bank Museum
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: ENDING

     

    On the west side of Imām Khomeinī square (formerly Toop-khaneh square), just a few steps down the Imam Khomeini street, you will face a set of buildings belonging to the central office of the first bank of Iran, Sepah Bank. Narrating the history of Iran, Sepah bank museum is one of the richest coin museums in the Middle East. It was opened to the public in 1973. The attractive showcases of the museum are equipped with coin magnifiers, allowing you to have a detailed view of your favorite coins.  The collection...

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    Cost Info

    Tickets
    • Toopkhaneh Squarefree
    • Malek National Library and Museum1 €
    • National Museum of Iran6 €
    • Abgineh Museum of Tehran3 €
    • National Jewelry Museum3 €
    • Sepah Bank Museum1 €
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    Additional Info

    • On your way from National Museum to the Glassware and Ceramic Museum, in the middle of Jomhuri Street, you can sit on the atmospheric Naderi Café and enjoy a cup of Persian tea and take some rest (the cafe is close on Fridays)

    • As you walk down from Malek Museum to the Sepah bank museum, notice the monumental portal (Sar dar-e Bagh-e Melli) dating back to the Qajar era, and if you have enough time, you can also visit two interesting museums nearby: The Post and Communication museum, and the Ebrat Museum (once a secret police prison in Pahlavi regime). 

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