Tehran Museums Tour

Tehran museums tour is planned to get to know the sparkling rich history of Iran in one day

Tehran museums tour brief introduction


Tehran has been the capital of Iran Empire for 400 years. Therefore, it’s the most important city of Iran and destination for many Iran tours. For example Tehran day tour, Tehran tower tour and Persian food tour all take place in Tehran. There are more than 30 museum and palaces in Tehran. In the Tehran museum tour, you get the chance to visit them.

Moreover, there are a lot of ancient majestic places in it. Through visiting castles like Sa’dabad, Golestan, and Niavaran you’ll observe the lifestyle of Persia former sovereigns. Moreover, you’ll walk through the most lovely and beautiful streets of Tehran. These unique streets are just live museums planned on Tehran daily tour. Also, there are old houses and buildings which have been turned into museums. They represent the lifestyle of ordinary Iranian people as well.

All the above can be the best one-day activities in Tehran. However, since the museums have limited visiting time, make sure to choose the favored package from Tehran museums tours options. Then it’s on us to make it the most enjoyable for you.

We have gathered some highly rated museums to visit in one day in our Tehran museum tour schedule. There is also a list of the most popular sites you can choose to visit in your tour. However, since it is a one day tour you get to replace it with the places on the tour schedule.

Places you visit in Tehran museums tour


  • Golestan Palace
  • National Museum of Iran
  • 30th Tir Street
  • National Jewelry Museum
  • Carpet Museum of Iran

 There is a list of other interesting sites you can choose to visit below. Tehran best museums among them.

  • Iranian Artists Forum
  • Tehran museum of contemporary art
  • Reza Abbasi Museum
  • Abgineh Museum of Tehran
  • Niavaran complex
  • National Botanical Garden of Iran
  • Iran wildlife and Nature Museum
  • National Car Museum of Iran
  • Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration of Iran (GSI)
  • Museum of Time
  • Cinema Museum of Iran
  • Sa’dabad Complex
  • Post and Communications Museum

Tehran museums tour Itinerary


Morning plan

Your Tehran Museum Tour starts at 8:30 in the morning. Your guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby. In the way to the museums, your guides introduce the museum to you. Firstly, you visit Golestan Palace in Tehran museum tour. This royal complex includes marvelous buildings, unique walls, and beautiful gardens. It has been built 450 years ago in Qajar dynasty. Although it has changed through time, this complex was registered as a World Heritage Center in UNESCO in 2013. After that, we’ll head to the National Museum of Iran. It’s located close to the Golestan Palace.

National Museum of Iran is the largest, oldest and most important museum of Persia. Therefore, it’s the second place you visit in Tehran museum tour. It consists of archaeological findings through scientific excavations from the Paleolithic to Islamic periods. These are divided into two museums, ‘’Ancient Iran’’ and ‘’Islamic Era’’.

National Museum of Iran was established in 1316 Hijri. Inspired by Taq Kasra, Andre Godard designed the building. Afterward, two Iranian architects, Abbas-Ali Memar and Morad Tabrizi, managed to build it. Ancient Iran museum also consists of two parts. First, you visit ‘’Prehistory Museum of Iran ’’. It holds objects from old Paleolithic period until the end of the fourth millennium BC (from the earliest era before the invention of writing). Later, you visit the “Museum of the Historical Age” in your Tehran museum tour. It contains objects from the late fourth millennium BC (ie the beginning of writing) until the end of the Sassanid era.

Noon and afternoon plan

Next stop on the Tehran museum tour is for lunch. Hence, we’ll go to 30 Tir Street to have lunch at an amazing restaurant there besides walking through this historical street. Subsequently, we’ll head to National Jewelry Museum of Iran. You will see collections of royal jewelry from different eras of Iranian history. For example treasures of Qajar, Safavid, Afsharid and Pahlavi dynasties. The Darya-i-Nur diamond is one of the most famous treasures in this museum. It is a 182-carat pink diamond.

Finally, we’ll go to the Carpet Museum of Iran. There, you see the noble Persian art and carpet weaving styles of different parts of the country. Persian carpets and rugs are clearly the most famous ones in the world. As a result, we planned for you to visit there on your Tehran museum tour. Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi commanded to build this museum. Also, she inaugurated the museum on 22th of Bahman, 1356 Hijri.

In this museum, exquisite carpets from all over Iran are exhibited. They are precious works of famous artists from ninth Century Hijri to Contemporary Period. In addition, it is one of the richest platforms for researchers and art-lovers to dig Persia culture. There are usually about 135 boards of Iranian carpet masterpieces exhibited on the ground floor hall. They are from important carpet weaving centers of Iran. For example, Kashan, Kerman, Isfahan, Tabriz, Khorasan, and Kurdistan are among these central cities. Moreover, there are outstanding carpets on the wall showing off.

Here, the Tehran museum tour is over. After such a great day, you can hit a café or go back to the hotel.

Tehran museums tour Trip Services


  • All transfers by private Air-co Cars
  • Entrance fees for the mentioned monuments
  • An expert English-speaking tour guide

Tehran museums tour Map


1 Day

Tehran Museums Tour

105 €

  • Flexible dates for private tours (Group/Solo)
  • Volume discount for groups more than 4 pax.
  • Surcharge applies for solo travelers
  • Valid 4 seasons
  • Age Requirement: +16
  • Physical Rating : 1 out of 5
  • Join in: Hotel / Your place in Tehran
  • Drop-off: Hotel / Your place in Tehran
  • Duration: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Max altitude: -
  • No meals included
  • All transfers by private Air-co Cars
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