National Jewelry Museum in Tehran

Iran Attractions, Tehran attractions

National Jewelry Museum in Tehran is the incomparable "Treasury of the National Jewels", which is open to public, also is a collection of the most expensive jewels of the world, collected over centuries. Treasury of National Jewels museum lies at Tehran, capital of Iran which is considered as one of the top 10 jewelry museums in the world.  When you visit the National Jewelry Museum in Tehran, you will immerse in the world of luxury & splendor in case of seeing some valuable rubies, precious gemstones, priceless crowns, and tiaras. Stay with us and we will show you why you should definitely put National Jewelry Museum of Iran on your MUST SEE list.

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About National Jewelry Museum

The National Jewelry Treasury is housed within the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran, at the heart of the City of Tehran. The most astonishing collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world are held in this museum. This treasury is one of its best kind; hence, you have to go through some security check first. Also, keep in mind that you cannot bring any object to the museum.

Inside National Jewelry Museum

Inside, one will find some of the most exquisite and expensive jewels mostly from the Safavid, Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties. This collection is so grand that much of it was transferred to the Central Bank of Iran in the 1930s as a reserve for the country’s currency. 
The Valuable rubies, precious gemstones, priceless crowns and tiaras (literally, no one can examine how much they are worth), countless diamonds, expensive swords and shields decorated with jewel are few examples of what are waiting for your eyes to be caressed.

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Every piece of this collection is a reflection of the tumultuous history of this great nation, and artistry of the residents of this land. Each piece recalls memories of bitter-sweet victories and defeats, of the pride and arrogance of rulers who were powerful or weak. Fath Ali Shah’s Kiani crown, the world’s largest pink diamond (known as the Darya-e Nur, or “Sea of Light) and Nasser al-Din’s Globe of Jewels, made from over 50,000 precious stones, the Peacock Throne or Takhte Tavous which was built during the reign of Fathali Shah consisted of twelve different pieces (Joined together) and with 26,733 pieces of jewels attached to it are some of the most spectacular objects are exhibited in Iran national Jewelry museum.

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History of National Jewelry Museum

The background of National Jewels of Iran dates back to Safavid era in which it was decided that national jewels belong to National Treasury of government, apart from the personal properties of the sovereign. The current treasury contains valuable objects from Safavid, Qajar, and Pahlavi Dynasties. Safavid merchants and trade experts have brought some of these precious items from India, Ottoman, France, and Italy to Isfahan, the capital city. Over the years, kings of Persia gave some of this jewelry to other nations as presents. Sometimes, they have gained as war trophies. Finally, in 1955 the current treasury was built and four years later it became the Central Bank of Iran property.

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What should you know before visiting National Jewelry Museum?

You will able to visit National Jewelry museum from Saturday to Tuesday from 14:00 to 16:30. So consider your time of visiting in order to have enough time for other objects. Children under age of 12 cannot visit the museum .Please be aware that the museum has a very strong security system, so you may want to have a decent space between you and vitrines. Otherwise, the high-pitched alarms will be set off.

Best time to visit?
Tehran is the capital of Iran & most of the time in year is possible to visit. In case you do not like to see its coldness, you can travel to Iran on March to jun, September to December.

Getting there?
National Jewelry Museum is located right across from Turkey embassy in Ferdowsi Street in the Central Bank of Iran building. You can reach this place using public transportation.

Where to Stay near National Jewelry Museum?
Ferdowsi International Grand Hotel
Espinas Hotel Khalije Fars Elyan Hotel
Fars Hotel
Arian Hotel

Other Iran tourist attractions in the vicinity of National Jewelry Museum: 
The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Golestan Palace , is not that far away. Also, you are in the vicinity of Glassware and Ceramic Museum, Malek Museum and Library, Moghadam Museum, Negarestan Garden, Portal of Bagh-e Meli, Ebrat Museum, National Museum of Iran, and so many other places.

Lots of tourists travel to Iran to visit this Iran tourist attraction as the notable tourist attraction in Iran. So do not hesitate to book you Iran tour with Iran welcomes you as Iranian tour operator specialized in Shiraz tour. For any request, please Contact team.

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