The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Tehran Museums

Aerial View of Tehran 26.11.2008 04-35-03

Tehran is the capital of Iran and its largest city and  the majority of the people in Tehran are Persian-speaking. Tehran was first chosen as the capital of Iran in 1796 and it is home to many historical collections and historic complexes.

With this long and diverse history and legacy, Tehran has many historical museums and below is a list of some of the museums that will be featured on “Joy of Museums”:

  • Reza Abbasi Museum
  • Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran
  • Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Essential Facts:

  • City:                                  Tehran
  • Persian:                           تهران‎
  • Country:                          Iran
  • Population:                     15 million – metro



Do not choose for anyone what you do not choose for yourself.
Iranian Proverb



Photo Credits: 1) By Hansueli Krapf (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons