City of museums is another name of Iran’s capital, Tehran museums have a lot to offer to you. You can find a lot of museums with different tastes and interests.

Here we introduce ten Tehran museums to you. However, there are a lot of other museums that you can explore and enjoy! Being Iran’s capital since 1786, Tehran homes to different historical and artistic wonders.

You can find more about the best Tehran museums in this article. Besides, there is some contact information as well.

Tehran museums: Treasury of National Jewels

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Treasury of National Jewels

This museum is really a feast for the eyes! The priceless gems and precious metals of the Safavid, Qajar, and Pahlavi dynasties are all kept in this glorious museum. Globe of Jewels and the Peacock Throne are the main jewels of the museusm.

It is within the building of the Central Bank of Iran. The economic value is not determined since a collection of world unique gems are kept at the place. However, as one of Tehran museums, it is the manifestation of Iran’s art and civilization for centuries.

The imperial collection of the museum includes Darya-i-Noor Diamond, Coronation necklace, emerald necklace, the Noor-ol-Ain Tiara, Naderi throne, golden flagon, jeweled dish cover, coronation cape, Shah’s coronation belt, imperial sword.

Princess Ashraf Ruby Tiara, Empress Farah Emerald Tiara, The sword of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, The Great Globe, the Sun Throne, the sword of Nader Shah, and shield are other valuables of the museum.

Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, Javadiyeh, 213 Avenue Central Bank of، Ferdowsi

Phone: 021 6446 4700

Tehran museums: National Museum of Iran

National Museum of Iran

Located in the heart of Tehran, the museum is was designed by French architects André Godard and Maxime Siroux in the early 20th century. It is a brick building inspired by Sassanid Taq Kasra at Ctesiphon.

The museum has two parts: the Museum of Ancient Iran and the Museum of Islamic Archaeology and Art of Iran.

The museum houses 300,000 ancient and medieval Iranian antiquities, like pottery vessels, metal objects, and textile remains.  The oldest artifacts kept at the museum are from Kashafrud, Darband, and Shiwatoo, which date back to the Lower Paleolithic period There are also 9,000-year-old human and animal figurines from the Sarab mound in Kermanshah, among many other ancient artifacts.


Address: 30 Tir Ave, Emam Khomeini Ave, Tehran

Tel: +98 21 66702061

Sadabad Palace

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Sadabad Palace

This 300-hectare palace, as one of Tehran museums, dated back to the Qajar era in the 19th century. It was home to the Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs. It includes mansions and palaces. Besides, it has 180 hectares of natural forest. As a visitor, you can pay a visit to several museums at the palace. However, other parts are in charge of Iran’s president.

Ahmad Shah Qajar Palace, the Green Palace, Mellat Museum, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Glassware and Handicrafts,  Behzad Museum, Museum of Artistic Creatures, and Museum of Treasure, Museum of Mir Emad Calligraphy, and Akbar Museum are some of the places you can enjoy at the palace.

Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, District 1, Taheri Street

Reza Abbasi Museum

Reza Abbasi Museum

The museum is one of Tehran attractions. It was opened in 1978 and named in memory of the luminious painter Reza Abbasi. It owns one of the richest historical and cultural collections.

Some 50000 Artefacts ranges from second millennium B.C.E. to the early 20th century. The three-floor building has pre-history, Islamic hall, miniature hall, calligraphy hall and a hall for short-term exhibition.

You can also find about 10000 volumes of books in Perisan, French, German, and English languages.

Historical baked clay, different kinds of oil and watercolor paintings, and golden rhyton are kept at the museum. The restoration department of the museum is one of the most professional ones in the country.

Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, District 7, Shariati St

Phone: 021 8851 3002

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

The museum is one of the richest museum of arts in Iran. Over 3000 artworks of 19th and 20th centuries are kept at the museum. It houses paintings, drawings, and sculptures by renowned European and American artists.

The artworks are on display in circular walkway galleries that make the museum’s building one of its attractions. The museum boasts artworks by world-renowned artists like Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Henry Moore, Paul Jenkins, Arnaldo Pomodoro.

Paul Gauguin, Wassily Kandinsky,  Jackson Pollock, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, James Ensor, and Louis Valtat are amongst artists whose work are on display at the museum.

Address: adjacent to Laleh Park, Kargar St, Tehran

Moghaddam Museum

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Moghaddam Museum

The museum is in the heart of Tehran. It is in fact a small beautiful garden with pomegranate trees and cedars. You can find gems, textiles, prehistoric objects, and splendid furniture in different parts of the museum. Tile works are under the limelight in different parts of the museum.

Moghaddam museum is a Qajar-era house. Later, Mohsen Moghaddam inherited the house. He was an archeologist and painter. So he combines his knowledge and art in this museum. It is a great break amid the turmoil of Tehran.

Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, No. 249, between Vali-e-asr & Sheikh Hadi Street

Phone: 021 6646 3144

Tehran museums: Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran

Known as Abgineh Museum, it is a two-floor building that constructed during 1935-60.

Firstly, it was the Egyptian embassy, then it turns into the museum.

Nishapur ceramic of the early medieval era, 12th and 13th-century glassworks, and potteries from Takht-e Soleyman as well as ceramic and glasses of Safavid and Qajar eras are kept at the museum.

Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, District 12, 30th Tir St.
Phone: 021 6670 8153

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