National Jewelry Museum, TehranCurrently Open
- Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, Javadiyeh, 213 Avenue Central Bank of Ferdowsi, Iran
- Timings: 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +98-2164464700
- Ticket Price: 200000 IRR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition
About National Jewelry Museum, Tehran
One of the most ancient cities of the world, Tehran exudes a certain opulent charm of its own. And if you wish to see that opulence, you must visit the National Jewellery Treasure that exhibits the most dazzling Crown Jewels of Iran. This treasury is famous for holding Tehran’s most marvellous possessions: the Qajar monarchs’ jewels. These astonishing gemstones and jewellery have been kept in display for public view but very few people can examine them from a close. The treasury is owned by the Central Bank and is one of the prime attractions of the city. Most of its exhibits date back to Safavid times, an age when the shahs travelled through Europe, India and the lands of the Ottoman Empire to snatch their booty. The centre of attraction here is the Darya-ye Nur translated as the Sea of Light, which is a pink diamond weighing 182 carats and claims to be the largest uncut diamond in the world.
National Jewelry Museum Ticket Prices
- Students and researches: 20000 Rials
- Local visitors: 40000 Rials
- Tourists: 200000 Rials
- Under 12 years old not allowed.
National Jewelry Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed on weekendsand Public and Bank Holidays.
How To reach National Jewelry Museum by Public Transport
- By Bus Station: Behjat Abad
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National Jewelry Museum, Tehran Reviews
No children under 12 years. If you talk to the security personally, they do sometimes allow children of about 5 years to see the exhibition. My sons were very disappointed because they have a great interest in minerals such as precious stones. I think this is really anti-children. I cannot see a reason why children under 12 years must not come into the exhibition room. Waiting outside...
This is a fantastic, wonderful museum. The strange thing about it is that it is in the vaults of a bank! And it is open only couple of hours a day. But it is really worth it all the troubles and the inconvenience. You are not allowed to film, but they don't sell souvenirs either. Strange decisions #londonartandfood
Amazing place. Chek out the opening and closing time before you go there. Lots of magnificient jewlery and historical artifacts.
The Iranian Jewels Museum is located at Tehran's Ferdowsi Avenue, and of course, the building is related to the Central Bank of Iran. This place is known as the national treasury of jewels, but also known as the museum of treasures. This treasure depicts the history and ancient culture of Iran, and, of course, some of them has their own horrific stories. Perhaps in Iran, the history of collecting precious jewels comes back to the Safavid dynasty. Until the Safavids, precious jewels did not have a place in the state treasury, and the kings of this period tried to collect jewels for about two centuries, and even experts from this government bought jewels from the markets of India, Ottoman, Italy, France and other countries, and to Isfahan, the capital The Safavid rule. With the end of the reign of King Soltan Hussein and the arrival of Mahmoud Afghan in Iran, state treasuries were plundered and some of these gains that were held by Ashraf Afghan after the arrival of Shah Tahmasb II to Isfahan became rare, and therefore Their departure from Iran was prevented. Some time later, he decided to retrieve some of the jewels that had been transmitted to the India, so wrote a letter to the imperial court of India, and, of course, the court replied negative, and then Nader Shah attacked India, and take back some jewelries as well as large amount of money.
Not very big or well lit, and the guides does not really give any history behind any of the peices. Don't make a special trip for it.