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The best museums in Tehran that you must visit

In this article, we are going to talk about exciting topics. Yes, I want to talk about museums in Tehran. Inform you about the way of access to them and its opening hours and much other information.

Tehran is a destination of many Iranian people and tourists from other countries and its tourist attractions are going to increase day by day. But, some of them are really important and you mustn’t lose to visit them.  

In this article, we want to introduce some of the most well-known museums in Tehran.

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The 26 Best Museums in Tehran

1. Golestan Palace

Address of the Golestan Palace: Arg square, 15th Khordad street.

How to reach this museum: this museum is near to 15 khordad subway station and also the Imam Khomeini subway station is near to this museum.

The bus station of Imam Khomeini Square and qourkhaneh. For this reason, the street of this region has become pavement for a better frequency of people ane entrance of any vehicle is prohibited.  

The opening hours of the palace during the first 6 months of is 9 AM to 17:30 PM (for buying available tickets is to 16:30). In the second 6 months of the year from 9 AM to 15:30 PM.

Sections and objects of museums: Qajar era paintings, some gifted objects to the Qajar kings, one building belong to the Naseri era, another building belongs to the Fath-Ali shah with special designs in architecture, springhouse and air trap structure. The museums of anthropology.

2. Saa’Abad Palace

Address of the Saad’Abad palace: end of Kamal Taheri street, Zaferaniyeh Street, Vali’Asr street.

How to reach this museum: this Palace has 2 entrance the one which is in Darband street and another entrance is on Zaferaniyeh street. There is a subway near to this palace which is Tajrish subway station then you must take a taxi directly to the Saad Abad Palace. The palace doesn’t have any special place for parking cars.

Opening hours of the palace: is 7 days a week from 9 AM to 19PM. But you must buy your ticket until 17PM.

Sections of the Palace: Melat Palace, Green Palace, royal vestures museum, handwriting museum (Mir-Emad museums), the museums of professor Hassan Behzad, royal weapons museum, royal kitchen museum, Omidvar brother’s museum, international art museum, and Mr. Farshchian museum. 

3. Niyavaran Palace

Address: Niyavaran cultural complex, Niyavaran square (Bahonar street). 

Access ways to the palace: for visiting this palace you can go straight to the Darabad and Kashanak region with passing Por ebtehaj street and also you can use the Nobonyad square from Pasdaran street. 

Opening hours: you’d better visit this palace in the first 6 months of the year from 9 AM to 19 PM and you can buy a ticket for visiting this beautiful palace till 18 PM. For the second half of the year, the opening hours of the palace are between 8 AM to 17 PM and you must buy a ticket till 16 PM after this time they wouldn’t give you any ticket. So be careful. 

The sections of Palace: SahebQaraniyeh Palace, the special building of Nyiavaran palace, AhmadShahi Koshk, ornery museum, royal library museum, the special museums for royal cars of Niyavaran palace, and garden-museums for inscriptions. 

4. National museums of Iran

Address: No1, Prof. Rolen Street, 30 tir street, Imam Khomeini Street, Imam Khomeini Square. 

Accessing ways to the Palace: for reaching to the museums you can use Imam Khomeini subway station and Hassan Abad Subway station. 

Opening hours: the opening hours for the first 6 months of the year are between 9 AM and 19PM. For the second half months of the year, the opening hours are between 8 AM to 17 PM.

The sections of Palace: The National Museums of Iran is the oldest one and also the important one here in Tehran which is established in 1945. 

The museum contains two parts of the ancient history of Iran and the Islamic history of Iran. 

5. Geology science museum

Address: on the western parts of Azadi square beside mapping organization 

Ways of accessing to the museum: this museum is near to the bus station and also the Azad subway station. 

Opening hours of the museum: the museum is open during the week from Saturday to Wednesday from 9 Am to 15 PM.

Sections of the museum: this museum contains some old mining tools, ancient objects, and also there is a stone section here, some valued and non-valued stones, fossils of animals and dinosaur egg, and a conference hall for showing some geological films and related science. 

6. Library and Malek museum

Address: (national garden), United Nation Street, Imam Khomeini Street.

How to reach the Malek Museum: the near subway station to the museum is Imam Khomeini station and taking some minute walk you can easily visit the place. 

Opening hours of the museum are in the first half of the year is from 8:15 AM to 16:45 PM and in the second half of the year is from 8:30 AM to 16:15 PM. Except for holidays that the museum is close.  

Objects of the museum contain: some handwritings, coins and signs, metal objects, carpets, wooden crafts, stone made and glass made relics, and also there are some journals and maps, documents related to the past times. 

7. Money museum

The address of the museum: before Mirdamad Bridge at the Mirdamad street.

Accessing ways to the museum: you can have access to this museum by Mirdamad Subway station. Also, you can take a taxi or by walking some minutes from the subway you can reach this destination soon.  

Opening hours: you can visit the museum every day except for special holidays from 8:30 AM to 8 PM. 

Sections of the museum: the museum has a section for the era before inventing money and the time of using coin and paper money. One paper money made by gold is a special object which is available in this museum. 

8. Telecommunication museum

 Address of the museum: (the old building of telecommunication and post), telecommunication museums, besides the national garden door gate, Imam Khomeini Street, Imam Khomeini square. 

Access ways to this location: you can have access to this place by subway and you must leave the station of Imam Khomeini subway station and take some minute walk to the museum. 

Opening hours: the opening hours of the museum are between 8 AM to 16 PM except for holidays. 

Section of the museum: the conference hall for showing images of the ministry of telecommunication. Stamp room, Radio’s section, original stamp room, post room, art gallery, and constant mailman gallery. 

9. Contemporary art museum

Address of museum: besides the Laleh park, northern Kargar street.

The access ways to the contemporary museum are from Engelab Square by subway and also Vali-asr square (the Vali-Asr subway station) and then you can take some minute walk to this beautiful museum. 

Opening hours: the opening hours of the museum in from 9 AM to 17:45 PM except for holidays and on Friday the museum is open from 14 PM till evening. 

The specifications of the museum can we say that this museum has a complete range of American and European arts of famous international artists such as Picasso, Ernest, Alberto Giacometti, and many other artists.   

10. Carpet museum

Address of this place: the museum is located in Fatemi street and Northern Kargar street conjunction.

Accessing ways to the museum contains Fatemi subway station. 

Opening hours of carpet museum: this museum is open every day except holidays and you can visit it in the first half months of the year from 9 AM to 17 PM and in the second half of the year from 9 AM to 18 PM. 

Specification of this place can we say that in the carpet museum you can see 135 of the valuable carpets from old years till the contemporary years. 

11. Reza Abbasi Museum

the address of the museum: No. 972, before Seyed Khandan bridge, Dr. Shariatie Street.

How to have access to this museum: you can use bus rapid transportation of Tehran and also you can take a taxi to this place. 

Opening hours of this museum: this museum is open every day except holidays.

The sections of this museum contain art room from the old era and pre-Islam era and Islamic art with a hall of handwritings. 

12. Glassware and pottery museum

Address of the museum: No. 55, 30 Tir Street, Islamic Republic street.

How to have access to this place?

You can use the Tehran subway and leave the train at Saadi Station then you can take a walk about 30 minutes to the Jomhouri street. Also, there is a bus transportation line. 

Opening hours: the museum is open every day except holidays and Friday. 

Objects of the museum: some glasses, potteries belong to Iran thousands of years ago and there are several halls in this museum.

13. Time museum

the address of the museum is at No,12, Baghdadi conjunction, Zaferaniyeh Street, Vali-asr street. 

Access ways to this location: you can use Tajrish Subway station and then take a taxi to this place or you can take a 20-minute walk to the museum. 

Opening hours: the museum is open from Saturday to Thursday from 8:30 AM to 18:30 PM and on Friday you can visit this place at 10 in the morning up to 18:30 in the evening. 

Objects of the museum: at the yards, you can see the sun clock belong to the 3000 years before, a sand clock, water clock, and inside the building, there are many valuable kinds of watches and clocks. The building itself belongs to the 80 years ago and in Qajar and Pahlavi era was remained.

14. National jewelry museum

The address of the museum is the National Central Bank of Iran building, before Istanbul conjunction, Ferdosi street, Imam Khomeini square. 

For visiting this location, you can use the subway and leave the train at Ferdosi station and also Imam Khomeini subway station. Both of these stations have access and by takin 20-minute walk you can reach the destination. 

Opening hours: this museum gives service to the visitors from Saturday to Tuesday in the afternoon for about only 2 hours. 

Objects of the museum contain some beautiful pieces of jewelry, crowns, pot, candlestick, sword, clocks, weapons, cane, medals, Pearls, and Pahlavi Crowns and many other valuable objects. 

15. Cinema museum

Address of this museum: Bagh ferdos, before Tajrish, Vali-asr street. 

Accessing ways to this region is from Tajrish square subway and also a bus station at the Tajrish square then taking some minute walk to the Cinema Museum. 

Opening hours are from Sunday to Thursday 9 AM to 19 PM. 

Sections of the museums contain different halls. 

16. Music museum

The address of the museum is Mooze street, Darbandi street, Tajrish square. 

For visiting this museum, you can use the subway and bus station in Tajrish square. 

Opening hours: this museum is open every day except Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM. 

Sections of the museum contain three rooms of different musical instruments such as string instruments, percussions, wind instruments. 

17. Peace Museum

Address of the museum: the peace museum is located in Park-e-Shahr, Fayaz Bakhsh Street, Khayam Street, Imam Khomeini Square.

You can use the Imam Khomeini Subway station and take some minute walk to reach this location. 

Opening hours of peace museum are from Saturday to Wednesday from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and then from afternoon 14:30 PM to 17 PM. The museum is close to the holidays. 

Sections of the museum contain a hall for showing the effects of war and using chemical weapons. Also in this museum, there is a complete archive for special objects which are used against Iran. it’s interesting to know that this museum is registered at international networks of peace museums that the mailroom of it is located in India. 

18. Meli Bank museum

Besides the central banks of Iran, Fersdosi Street.

The access ways to this museum are subway and you can use it and leave the train at Ferdosi subway station and also the Imam Khomeini subway station is near to this location. Then you need to take a 20-minute walk. 

The opening hours of the museum are from Saturday to Wednesday from 13 PM to 17 PM except for the holiday that this museum is close. 

19. The national museum of medical science history

This museum located at Tehran University at Northern Kargar Street. 

You can use for visiting the museum also Tehran subway and then after leaving the subway station by taking a taxi you can easily visit the museum.

The opening hours of the medical museum are Saturday to Wednesday 8 AM to 15 PM.

20. Holy defense and Enqelab Museum

This museum located at Vanak square, at the end of Sarv street. 

Accessing ways to the museum contains Subway and you must leave the Haghani Subway station and taking some minute wake to the museum. 

About the opening hours of the museum is every day except Friday from 9 AM to 22 PM. 

21. Moghadam museum

The location of the museum is at Imam Khomeini street beside Melat Bank.

How to reach this place? The near subway station is Imam Ali university Station. 

The opening hours of the museum is every day except Saturday from 9 AM to 17 PM. 

The sections of the museum contain different rooms and the building itself remained from Qajar era. I bet you will enjoy visiting this beautiful museum and you can capture lots of pretty images.

22. Imam Ali museum

This museum located at Esfandiar Boulevard, at Vali-asr street. 

The access way to this location is by Bus transportation. 

The opening hours of the museum is every day from 9 AM to 16 PM. 

The objects of the museum are related to Islamic and religious things.

23. Ebrat Museum

This museum also locates at Imam Khomeini Street. 

You can use the subway Imam Khomeini subway station and take walk some minute.

The museum is open every day from 9 AM to 17 PM.

Sections of the museum related to the Pahlavi era and its aim to show the related matters about that time to the visitors.

24. Qasr museum

The museum located at Shariati Street 

And you can use Mofateh Subway station for reaching to this location 

Opening hours for this museum is every day from 11 AM to 19 PM. 

Sections of the museum contain the old jail of Tehran now it has different halls and sections for visitors.

ghasr museum

25. the holy Quran Museum

This museum located at Imam Khomeini street too.

You can use also the subway station for this museum of Bus transportation is available. 

The opening hours of the museum are 9 AM to 15:30 PM except for holidays.

The sections of the museum contain many kinds of Quran which are registered nationally.

26. Car museum

This museum is located outside of Tehran at Karaj Special road. 

For visiting this museum, you must use a personal car or hire a car and taking Snapp. 

The opening hours of the museum is every day about 8 AM to 8 PM. 

In this museum, you can see many types of cars from the old one of the Pahlavi era and many other types of vehicles that were available at that time like the Bunk to the Supersport cars. 

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