Museum (Tabriz Museum)
Iran: East Azerbaijan
Type of museum: General
Opening hours: Everyday
from 7:30 to 14:30
Address: Tabriz, Imam Ave., next to Blue Mosque
66343 & 65298
Present building of
Azerbaijan Museum, is located at the center of Tabriz. Museum
including three exhibition halls, (37x12 sq. m), some office
rooms and library, is one of the largest museums of Iran.
Museum has 3000
square meters under construction. This museum containing 4600
registered antiques and artistic items, one hundred valuable hand
written books as well as 2500 books in print about history, archeology
and art, attracts those who are interested in Iranian Culture and Art.
Three halls of
museum, basement, first floor and second floor, are used as permanent
exhibitions of artistic, archeological and anthropological works, as
well as those of constitutional period. On the first and second floor,
being considered as the main part of the museum, there are various
works of pottery and some bronzes belong to the fifth millennium BC.
These objects are scientifically displayed in several windows
according to their historical sequence. Works of pottery consist of
bowls, small vats, tallow-burners, censers, water flasks and so on.
In the third to
eleventh windows of this hall, there are some objects belonging to the
first millennium B.C. from different parts of Iran, of which one of
the most important ones is The Gold Hairpin.
In the Islamic part
of this hall, objects on display belong to the 10th up to 17th
dedicated to the coins is located in the Western part of the hall, and
contains coins of different historical periods of which the oldest
ones belong to third century B.C. and the successor of Alexander the
In the hall of
second floor, some remnants of Constitutional
Revolution and objects being anthropologically important are on
display. There are also several Interesting and unique photographs of
characters of the constitutional revolution in this part. Ten windows
of this hall are dedicated to anthropological objects. These objects
include local costumes of different parts of Iran, hand written Quran
belonging to 19th century, jewel boxes, shellacked pencil cases and
some other devices used by Iranian people.
There are also some
very precious objects and works of art of European countries, such as
bronze statues and hand-made objects out of ivory and bone, as well as
some beautiful oil paintings on display in this hall.