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The National Museum of Iran (locally called Iran-e Baastaan) is one of top ranked sites of Tehran. It’s always interesting to visit the national museum of every country in order to get acquainted briefly with local culture and history at the beginning of tour.
This museum has been built in 20th century by order the last Shah in order to well display the objects that are all excavated from different corners of Iran. The structure of the museum looks like ancient Palaces of Sassanian monarchs that has been designed by a French architect.

At the beginning of the museum even till 2017 it was only ancient department but relatively recently, Museum of Islamic Archaeology and Art of Iran. Iran Bastan Musuem, hosts several numbers of objects from ancient Persia including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, curtains, some rare books and coins, etc.  It also includes a number of research departments, categorized by different historical periods and archaeological topics.

2-floor building of National Museum of Iran consists three lines displayed cases. First lines display objects from ancient Persia till Persian Empire. Middle line mostly display from Persepolis and third line displays from Seleucid, Parthians and Sassanian.

Second floor contains artifacts and fossils from the Lower, Middle, and Upper Paleolithic, as well as the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, early and late Bronze age and Iron age I-III, through the Median, Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthians, etc. As travel consultants we would highly recommend visiting this museum on first day of your arrival in order to get acquainted with local culture and history while you travel to others cities.