Famous Museums in Tehran

The museums in Tehran give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Tehran with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Tehran. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Tehran.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Tehran.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Tehran:

  1. #1 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 259 itineraries
    National Jewelry Museum

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition

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

    Timings: 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm Details

    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 mo...Read more

  2. #2 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 587 itineraries
    National Museum Of Iran

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Tehran thirty Mercury Street, Street Yarjany, Iran

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This is an archaeological museum that preserves and displays the ancient Persian artefacts to enlighten you about the Middle-East’s history and civilization. Thus, there are pottery vessels, met...Read more

  3. #3 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 229 itineraries
    Niavaran Palace Complex

    Tags: Library, Museum, Historical Site, Palace

    Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, Niavaran Square, Iran

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Yet another opulent palace in Tehran, the Niavaran Palace looks rather astonishing and beautiful to look at. Spread over a huge area, this palace is a complex that houses many other historical structu...Read more

  4. #4 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 353 itineraries
    Glassware And Ceramic Museum Of Iran

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, District 12, 30th Tir St, Iran

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    A pretty and small museum in Tehran, the Glassware museum offers you a look at various exhibits that have been gathered from Neishabur, Kashan, Rey and Gorgan, dating from the 2nd millennium BC to the...Read more

  5. #5 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 222 itineraries
    Carpet Museum Of Iran

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, Dr Fatemi St, Iran

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    As the name suggests, the carpet museum of Iran lays beautiful carpets dating back to 17th century till today. Persian carpets are world famous and this museum takes efforts to show you their intricat...Read more

  6. #6 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 395 itineraries
    Tehran Museum Of Contemporary Art

    Tags: Art Museum

    Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, N Kargar St, Iran

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Tehran is primarily known for its ancient history, art and culture. However, there is a thriving contemporary art culture that marks the city. The Tehran Museum of contemporary art is housed inside a ...Read more

  7. #7 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 347 itineraries
    Reza Abbasi Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, District 7, Shariati Ave, Iran

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Reza Abbasi Museum is yet another addition to the list of places in Tehran that reflect Iranian culture and tradition. The museum has been named after the great artists belonging to the Safavid pe...Read more

  8. #8 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 277 itineraries
    Moghadam Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum

    Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, Imam Khomeini, Iran

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    The house in which this quaint museum is housed belongs once belonged to Mohsen Moghadam, the youngest son of Ehtesab-ol-Molk, Tehran’s mayor during Nassereddin Shah’s rule. Today, it has ...Read more

  9. #9 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 211 itineraries
    Cinema Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, District 1, Bagh Ferdows, Valiasr St, Iran

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This is probably the first museum in Iran that is dedicated to the art of cinema. As you shall expect, there are pictures, equipment and posters that belong to Iran’s century-old movie industry....Read more

  10. #10 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 143 itineraries
    Holy Defense Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Iran-Iraq war has a long history. The holy Defense museum depicts the atrocities of this war through its various symbolic exhibits. English translation is available, thus understanding does not become...Read more

  11. #11 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 28 itineraries
    Negarestan Garden

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, District 12, Imam Khomeini station subway, Shari Atmadar, Iran

    Timings: 09:30 am - 08:45 pm Details

    Although termed as garden, the Negarestan is actually a Qajar era monument that operates as a museum exhibiting the famous works of Qajar era painter Mohammad Qaffari (1847-1940), better known as Kama...Read more

  12. #12 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 20 itineraries
    Time Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This is an interesting museum that offers you a display of time measuring tools that have been used in Iran over various periods of time. Set up in 1999, this museum enlightens you about the evolution...Read more

  13. #13 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 77 itineraries
    Malek National Library And Museum

    Tags: Library, Museum

    Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, Melal-e-Mottahed, Iran

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    There are a number of Islamic manuscripts whose presence makes a visit to Malek National Library and Museum necessary one. Apart from manuscripts, you will also find an extensive collection of various...Read more

  14. #14 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 35 itineraries
    Isfahan Music Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Isfahan Province, Isfahan, No 74, Mehrdad Street, Tohid St, Mehrdad St, 8173886161, Iran

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Music is an essential part of any culture. To highlight the beauty of this art, the Isfahan Music Museum exhibits more than 300 instruments from around Iran, some of which resemble the way they look i...Read more

  15. #15 of 23 Museums in Tehran
    - Used in 6 itineraries
    Ghasr Garden Museum

    Tags: Museum, Garden

    Address: Tehran Province, Tehran, Police St, Iran

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Tehran is the land of impressive structures. So, here is yet another complex that houses the famous Ghasr garden and museum. Designed by the famous Russian architect, Nikolai Markov, this prison was b...Read more