From art to history and anything else you can imagine, a comprehensive list of Tehran museums.

Abkar Miniatures Museum (Sad Aabaad) - (1994), A collection of miniature paintings by Clara Abkar.    

Ahmad Shahi (Niavaran) - (1985), Pahlavi period.

Air Force Museum - (1972), Various real and model aircraft , visit during the Fajr Decade (Bahman 12th to 22nd).

Aks Khaneh (Golestan Museum ) - (1967). 

Azadi Cultural Complex - (1971), Pre-Islamic to ghajar period artifacts, library.

Behzad Museum (Sad Aabaad) - (1994), Classical and modern painting by master Behzad.    

Carpet Museum of Iran - (1997), Iranian carpets, rugs andguelims from the Safavid period To the present and several carpets from neighboring countries, library.    

Cinema Museum - (1998), Personal belongings of martyrs and documents related with the culture of seld-delication.   

Coin Museum - (1967), Coins from various periods (Visit during the fajr decade).    

Contemporary Arts Museum - (1997), Inspired from traditional Iranian architecture, this museum is an important center of activities related with plastic arts and regularly holds various temporary exhibitions.

Dr. Hessaby Museum - (1992), Medals, personal items, books and curricular documents belonging to Dr. Hessaby, library.   

Emarat Almas (Golestan Museum ) - (1967). 

Ethnological Museum - (1937), Aspects of past and present urban, rural and tribal life, library.   

Ethnological Research Museum (Sad Aabaad) - (1994), Ethnological artifacts.    

Fine Arts Museum (Sad Aabaad) - (1982), Built of black marble, and therefore known as the Black Palace, this museum houses painting schools.    

Geological Museum - (1966), Various fossils (restricted to school children).    

Glassware and Ceramics Museum of Iran - Commissioned in the 19th century by ahmad Qavan as his personsl residence. This valuable building was transformed into a museum in 1976, with the cooperation of Iranian and Austrian engineers. It houses glassware and ceramics artifacts from prehistoric times to the present, glass tubes, striated pefume vials from the 2nd and 1 st millennia BC, cut cups and ewers from Achaemenian and Islamic periods, plain terra cotta vesels from the pre-christian era, primitively glazed terra cotta wares from the 3rd millennium BC and Islamic epriod terra cotta vesels, library.    

Golestan palace and Garden Museum  - (1967).    

Hadaya And Ashyae Khareji (Golestan Museum ) - (1967).    

Haftchenar Nature & Wildlife Museum - (1997), Live birds and fish and stuffed animal specimens.    

History Museum - (1990), Paintings, models and slide shows depiction various historic periods.    

History Museum - Items of contemporary (last 200 years) Iranian history, including Nasser-ed-Din Shahs personal effects, vesels, paintings by Kamal-ol-Molk, etc.    

Iranian Electrical Industry Museum - (1995), Technical instruments and documents covering some 110 years of electricty production in Iran.  

Iranian National Museum Of Water (Sad Aabaad) - (1999), Traditional items related with the provision, transportation and exploitation of water in the course of Iranian history.    

Islamic Period Museum - (1996), Artifacts from the culture and arts of the Islamic period are exhibited on three Floors. First floor: assembly and temporary exhibition halls. Second floor: qorans, manuscripts, paiantings, calligraphic, terra cotta hall, metal hall, textiles hall. Third floor: various items from the Islamic period exhibited in a chronological sequence with an emphasis on Islamic period architectural decoration.    

Jahan Nama (Niavaran ) - (1997), Ancient artifacts and contemporary period plastic art works from Iran.   

Main Niavaran Palace   City: Tehran   Description: (1985), pahlavi period carpets, vessels, statues..    

Malek National Museum - (1937), Works by kamal-ol Molk, ministure paintings, coins, calligraphic works, stamp collections, flag collection, superb ancient carpets, library.    

Map Museum   City: Tehran   Description: (1998), A collection of ancient maps of Tehran, Iran and the world. Ancient cartographic and mapping instruments    

Mardom Shenasi Museum (Golestan Museum ) - (1967).  

Martyr mohammad-Ali Rajaei Museum - (1994), Belongings and works of Matyr Rajaei.    

Mellat Palace (Sad Aabaad - (1981), It houses Iranian carpets, Iranian and foreign paintings, Italian, French and Czechovakian chandeliers, German and French porcelain wares and a desk belonging to Marie-Antoinette.   

Military Museum (Sad Abad) - (1983), Iranian military weapons and uniforms from the achaemenian period to the present.   

Mir- Emad calligraphy Museum (Sad Aabaad) - (1997), A collection representing the development of calligraphy in Iran.    

Money Museum - (1997), Coins banknotes from different historic periods.   

Museum Of Contemporary Articrafts Of Iran - (1994), Current articrafts of Iran.    

Museum Of Nations Art (Sad Aabaad) - (1995), Located in the basement of the Mellat palace, this museum Houses pre-Islamic and Islamic terra cotta artifacts and contemporary sculptures and paintings.    

National Arts Museum - (1930), The Negarestan Gardan was built txtween 1228 and 1230 AH. The house-kahaneh (pool-house) of the garden, built as a cross shapel hall with four shah-neshins (reception area) was connected to the garden.     

National Jewels Museum - (1960), Collection of national Jewels.

National Museum of Iran - (1937), The administrative section comprises, historic , Lorestan, Islamic. Coins and seals, restoration, library and photography departments; the exhibition section comprises a permanent exhibition hall housing from the prehistoric era and the historic era until the early Islamic period, and the basements is delicated to temporary exhibitions.    

Natural History Museum of Iran - (1973), Stuffed animals.    

Nature and Wildlife Museum of Iran ( Darabad) - (1992), Live and stuffed animals, plants, library.    

Negar Khaneh Ghajar (Golestan Museum ) - (1967). 

Post & Communications Museum - (1990), This Museum comprises sections dedicated to displaying postage stamps and ancient communication instruments.    

Presidency Museum - (1983), Presents offered to the President of the Republic.    

Rassam Arabzadeh Carpet Museum - (1995), Carpets & carpet designs.   

Saba Residence - Musical instruments and personal belonging of the late Abolhassan Saba.    

Sabz (Green) Palace (Sad Aabaad) - (1981), Built in 1928, the museum features superb stucco carvings and mirror-works and houses Iranians marquetry items and carpets as well as foreign chandeliers, paintings, sculptures and Lois xvi furniture, docks, candlesticks and bronze flower vases.    

Saheb Gheraniyeh (Niavaran ) - (1998), Built in 1849 (Qajar period), this museum houses collections of historic artifacts from the Qajar periods.    

Sepah Bank Museum - (Ca. 1969), Open to the public during feats and official ceremonies.    

Shamsol Emareh (Golestan Museum ) - (1967).

Shohada (Martyrs) Museum of Behesht-e Zahra - (1996), Belongings and art works related with the culture of martyrdom.    

Shohada (Martyrs) Museum of Chizar - (1997), Belongings and art works of Tehran province martyrs.    

Sizdah Aban museum - (1943), Sculptures and drowings by master Sanati.    

Takht-e-Marmar (Golestan Museum ) - (1967).

Tehran University Sciences Museum - (1959), Stuffed animals dried plants.  Restricted to high school and university students, on appointment.    

Tehranology Center Museum - (1997), Social and political developments of Tehran and the course of the Islamic Revolution, together with models, maps and photographs.    

Time Museum - (1999), Evolution of time-measurement instruments.    

Traditional Arts Museum and Workshop - (1930), Workshop of incised metalwork, marquetry, inlay on wood, brocade weaving, Carpet weaving guilim weaving, miniature painting, illumination, musical Instruments manufacture, enamel, ceramic manufacture.    

Underglass Painting Museum - (1998), A collection of underglass paintings.    

Zoological Museum - (1928), Stuffed animals (Groups: Even days, on appointment).  Located in Karaj.

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