Reza Abbasi Museum

Reza Abbasi Museum information

Tehran , Iran
892 Shariati Ave
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admission US$3
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Named after one of the great artists of the Safavid period, the Reza Abbasi Museum showcases Iranian art from ancient times and the Safavid-era paintings of Abbasi himself. If you like Iranian art, it’s one of the best and most professionally run museums in the country. The exhibits are organised chronologically starting with the top-floor Pre-Islamic Gallery, where you’ll find Achaemenid gold bowls, drinking vessels, armlets and decorative pieces, often with exquisite carvings of bulls and rams. Here, too, you’ll find fine examples of Lorestan bronzes . The middle-floor Islamic Gallery exhibits ceramics, fabrics and brassware, while the ground-floor Painting Gallery shows samples of fine calligraphy from ancient Qurans and illustrated manuscripts, particularly copies of Ferdosi’s Shahnamah and Sa’di’s Golestan .

To reach the museum take Metro Line 1 to Shahid Hemmat and then a shuttle taxi down the Resalat Expressway to the junction with Shariati Ave.