Tabriz Municipal Museum

September 13, 2018

A popular tourism attraction, the only historic municipal museum in the country is ranked second throughout the world after China. It is located in the basement of the Tabriz Municipality Palace.

Majestic and spectacular, the palace was constructed under Reza Shah Pahlavi, supervised by German architects in 1936, when Haj Arfa Almulk Jalili was dedicated mayor of Tabriz.

The palace was inaugurated as a museum in 1386, solar calendar, 2008, after the centennial of the first Baladieh (municipality) in the country. Covering an area of 800 square meters, the museum consists of several halls, showcasing old cameras, sacred defense documents (archives for recording the history of the imposed Iran-Iraq war) and photos, printing presses, contemporary arts, calligraphy and the like.

As well, the museum exhibits exquisite Persian carpets and rugs, dating back as far as 110 years. Twelve superb carpets were woven under Arfa Almulk before 1320, solar calendar, 1942.

The museum displays documents and objects in the history of Tabriz municipality, presents from prominent national and international figures to the municipality, invaluable manuscripts, official and financial documents of the urban department, championship trophies and awards, chinaware, and readable travelogues by Tabriz visitors.

In the peak season, from March through September, many history enthusiasts from Iran and abroad pay visits to enjoy a glimpse of a small segment of Iran’s history.

So you are recommended to go see the invaluable collection of Tabriz and check how this popular city has grown in many ways over the years. The worthwhile visit will somehow be like leafing through a history book.

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