The National Museum of Iran is located in Tehran, Iran and it is combination of two buildings which include the Museum of Ancient Iran and the white travertine Museum of the Islamic Era.
This modest museum is no Louvre, but it is chock-full of Iran`s rich history. Designed by French architect André Godard and completed in 1928, it`s one of the more attractive modern buildings in Tehran, blending Sassanian principles such as the grand iwan -style entrance with art deco– style brickwork. Inside is a collection including ceramics, pottery, stone figures and carvings, mostly taken from excavations at Persepolis, Ismail Abad (near Qazvin), Shush, Rey and Turang Tappeh. Unfortunately, the presentation of these treasures is less than inspired and the lack of useful explanations particularly underwhelming (ask for an English `brochure` when buying the ticket, you might get lucky). There is some English labelling, and English-speaking guides are available, though you`ll probably need to wait for one.