Carpet Museum of Iran

Carpet Museum of Iran, Tehran

Located in Tehran, beside Laleh Park, and founded in 1976, the Carpet Museum of Iran exhibits a variety of Persian carpets from all over Iran, dating from the 16th century to the present.

The museum's exhibition hall occupies 3,400 square meters (36,597 ft²) and its library contains 33,000,000 books.

The museum was designed by architect Abdol-Aziz Mirza Farmanfarmaian. The perforated structure around the museum's exterior is designed both to resemble a carpet loom, and to cast shade on the exterior walls, reducing the impact of the hot summer sun on the interior temperature.

Carpet Museum of Iran

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Coordinates: 35°42′51″N 51°23′27″E / 35.7142°N 51.3908°E / 35.7142; 51.3908