Gilan Rural Heritage Museum
Gilan Rural Heritage Museum information
Many more traditional Gilani cottages have been reassembled in the grounds of this excellent museum 18km south of Rasht (2km off the Qazvin highway). Six full homesteads complete with rice barns are already ‘active’ in 150 hectares of woodland. On open days, local crafts (thatching, mat-making, cloth-weaving) are displayed and there are tightrope-walking mini-shows. Houses display local tools left lying around as though the owners had just nipped out to the pub.