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Museums in Tehran

Museums in Tehran

Golestan Palace
Golestan Palace
  • Golestan Palace, , the oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran. The Golestan (Rose Garden) citadel is one of mainly visited places in Tehran, which was the Qajars' royal residence, and its garden is an oasis of coolness and peace in the heart of the city. The major building, architecturally unpretentious, houses a museum with objects from the Qajar period in the self-important style of last century. In the Golestan garden, a one-story pavilion to the right and a short distance from the entrance, shelters one of the best organized museums in Tehran. It encloses about thirty showcases presenting almost everything related to Iran, which makes up the critical originality of Iranian life in the a variety of provinces of the country.
  • Niavaran Palace,
  • Kolahstudio-an Art Basement,
  • Safir Office Machines Museum,
  • Crown Jewels of Iran, located in Central Bank of Iran. The crown jewels are the largest collection of jewels anywhere in the world.
  • Sa'd Abad Gallery of Fine Arts,
  • Glassware Museum of Tehran,
  • Iran's National Rug Gallery,
  • Reza Abbasi Museum,
  • Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art,
  • Tehran Theater of the Performing Arts (Te'atr e Shahr)
  • Talar Vahdat Theater
  • National Museum of Iran,
  • Darabad Museum of Natural History
  • Saadabad Palace, (Persian site).
  • Time Museum, Evolution of time-measurement instruments. Located in Farmaniye district, north of Tehran
  • Money Museum, Coins and banknotes from different historic periods. Located in Mirdamad street.
  • National Arts Museum, Located in Baharestan district.
  • Ebrat Museum, The prison of Shah ages.
  • A1one (aka Alonewriter, tanha) graffitis and street art works are a sort of interesting stuff in Tehran's Urban Space. A famous local graffiti artist is currently at the centre of controversy about whether his work is art or vandalism, and you can see his early works on the Tehran-Karaj Expressway, on the southern side walls UP in Ekbatan and Apadana districts. A more recent work of stencil art is located at the entrance of the Saba Art Institute.

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