Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran Opened in 1980, the museum is housed in the 1915 mansion of a former prime minister in Reza Shah's government, and from 1953 —60 it functioned as the Egyptian Embassy, so the building itself has architectural merit.

There are two floors of displays that include dramatic ‘Nishapur' slip-painted ceramics of the early medieval period, glass works from the 12th—13th century, known as the Golden Age of glass-making in Iran, lustreware from the Gorgan and other excavations, 14th-century pottery from Takht-e Soleyman and some later Safavid and Qajar ceramics. Most of the glass, however, some 260 pieces, is exhibited on the ground floor.

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  1. Mahdi Eshraghi
    Mahdi Eshraghi says:

    lovely, a bit overlooked museum. In addition to the lovely artifacts, the house that contains the glassware museum is a beautiful old house and the way the displays are constructed is also interesting

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Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran

Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran Opened in 1980, the museum is housed in the 1915 mansion of a former prime minister in Reza Shah's government, and from 1953 —60 it functioned as the Egyptian Embassy, so the building itself has architectural merit.

  • Address

    Si Tir St, Tehran, Iran

  • Telephone

    +98 21 6670 8153

  • Opening hours

    admission US$0.50

  • Prices

    Free

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