Imam khomeini Ave., Tehran, Iran
Tel: (0098-21) 671-028
Visiting hours: 9-12; 13-15; Tuesday to Sunday
Type of museum: Specialized
Type of object: Postage stamps, Post utilities, Historic
of general post office building, which is a two-floor building with a
basement floor, following a composite German and Persian architecture.
It had been built from 1928 to 1934, when the Municipality and
ministry of foreign Affairs were created. This museum has divided in
to three parts and also possesses an audio-visual hall and a library
of its own.
This part of museum is shown on the first floor, includes
chronological history of Iranian postage stamps, horse-carts
used in delivering mail; also ancient instrument of post, such as
scales and chests are
being renovated from different parts of country and 142 subjects of
post, prepared to exhibit.
First Iranian stamp, 4-piece series known as "Bagheri", was
printed during Nasereddin Shah, King of Qajar Dynasty.
More than 7300 number of stamps from Iran and other countries, point
to historical and cultural changing of various clanships, from
different parts of the world are exhibited. This part is situated on
One could see the first Telegraph set, put into operation through a
small apparatus, which had been brought to Iran from Europe. It was
inaugurated for drawing the attention of Nasereddin Shah (King of
Qajar Dynasty), between Darolfonoun school and king's palace (Golestan).
also was employed for the first time by "Kamran Mirza".
telephone set was first used in 1927, carrier in 1937 and the first
overseas contact was made in 1938; as time passed, modern systems of
communication were commonly used.
this part is divided in to three subparts and situated on second
Written communication such as Morse and Telegraph.
2. Transmission, includes: copper cables, Micro waves, satellites,
3. Switches from primary Telephone extended to the most developed of
them (Digital switches).