Zand Ave., Shiraz, Iran
Tel.: (0098-711) 24831
Opening Hours: 7-13 everyday
Type of museum: General
Type of objects: Archeological, Photographs, slides
building, known as “Narenjestan Qavam” is a part of Qavam
complex. It was designed and used as “Birouni” (a part of
building to receive people out of the family circle). It was the
domicile of Governor’s Court of Fars during Qajar period.
It also includes Zinat-ol-molk house, designed and used as
“Andarouni” (part of the home for only the close family).
The other parts of the complex were: Private bath house, public bath
house, Husseinieh (religious ceremonies building, detention house
and stable. The detention house and stable no longer exist.
Narenjestan and Zinat-ol-molk buildings
(Andarouni and Birouni) were connected via underground
The complex is a significant representation of Iranian architecture
during "Qajar" period. Narenjestan and Zinat-ol-molk
buildings are examples of traditional Iranian residential
This structure was built between 1879-1886 on the Northern side of
the luxuriant "Narenjestan Garden" in Shiraz. Its
construction is attributed to "Mirza Ebrahim Khan", the
great grandson of the elder "Qavam" and grandfather of the
contemporary "Qavamolmolk", with the assistant of a master
In 1965, Narenjestan was handed over to the staffs of Asian
Institute and Shiraz University. One of its halls was being
transformed into a museum later.
It is necessary to mention, that Professor Arthur Upham Pope spent
50 years of his time life, working here, dedicating it numerous
antique artifacts. Museum's collections of photographs and slides,
initiated by Professor Pope, are also preserved here.