National Museum of Iran is one of the most important museums of Tehran and it’s a must-see place for those travelers especially for whom are interested in archeology and history. The museum was built by the order of Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1934, and three years later was opened for public visits.
The National Museum of Iran has two buildings. First is the Museum of Ancient Iran. The architecture of the museum is inspired by The Sasanian Empire architecture and it’s built like Taq-e Kasra (Archway of Ctesiphon) from that period. Bypassing the time and discovering more antiquities, from the Islamic period in Iran, the next building was constructed and named the Museum of the Islamic Art, which was built after the Iran revolution in 1996.
Like many spectacular places in Tehran, the National Museum of Iran is in the central of the city, between Hassan Abad and Imam Khomeini metro stations. Undoubtedly you won’t have a problem staying in the center of Tehran, because Imam Khomeini square is famous for its non-expensive hotels.