Carpet Museum of Tehran

Carpet Museum of Tehran

Carpet Museum of Tehran is the only museum in the world, dedicated to researching and Exhibiting Carpets and related matters. Although the museum’s building took 15 years to be constructed the design was amazingly great and wonderfully executed.

Follow the Iran Travel Guide Center article about the Carpet Museum to get to know this place and Iranian Carpets better.

Overlook of Carpet Museum of Tehran, Iran

Accessibility: to get to the Carpet Museum of Tehran, you can take Azadi to Hafte-Tir busses and get off at Laleh Park station or, you can also take Shahid Chamran line BRT bus and get off at Baqer Khan station. Then the museum would be a 10-minute walk away.

Open days and hours: Thursdays to Sundays, from 9 a.m to 6 p.m

phone number: (+98) 2188962709

Ticket price:  200,000 RLS

Summary of Museum of Carpet

The Carpet Museum is located in the northern part of Laleh Park, Tehran. This building was opened around 40 years ago with the goal of preservation, information, and showcasing of one of the most unique and precious of Iranian arts, Carpets.

Making a carpet from start to end takes relentless effort and labor, but the outcome is a priceless piece of art that is cherished by everyone and is handed over from generation to generation in families.

Carpet designs of Iranian Carpets are usually adopted from nature, folk myths, stories, or holy books such as the Quran. Some other of the carpets were gifts to the kings or Royal Families. These carpets either tell a story of valor and bravery on the battlefield or depict the face of a person or some people.

Design of Carpet National Museum of Iran

The building is designed in the shape of a carpet loom and when the sun shines upon it, it casts shadows on the inner walls. The building consists of two levels, the first one is the permanent home to more than 150 of the most precious Iranian Carpets from 500 years ago until now and the second level is the conference room and temporary showcase halls.

The library of this national museum of Iran contains more than 7000 books regarding Carpets in many languages. it is a good source for researchers and university students.

Variety of Iranian Carpets

The overall process of Carpet making is the same everywhere in Iran, but the designs and colors of the carpets differ from city to city. The most famous and high-quality carpet-making cities in Iran are Isfahan City, Tabriz City, Kashan City, Kerman City, Khorasan, and Kurdistan.

You can see each city’s unique carpet design and their similarities and differences in this national museum of Iran. Although Machine-made carpets cover most of the Iranian floors, the old-school handmade Carpet still Has its value among people and it continues to grow.

More Info

In the building of the Carpet Museum, there’s a cozy and small Cafe available, where you can get a cup of Classic Persian style tea while looking at Persian carpets.

The gift shop is located in front of the Cafe, where you can get some gifts and souvenirs from the Carpet Museum of Tehran. When you want to enter the main exhibit, you have to cover your shoes with disposable shoe covers.

Touching and Taking pictures with the flash on is highly prohibited at this place.

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