Tabriz Attractions

Azerbaijan Museum

The Second History Museum of Iran

Known as the second wealthiest history museum of Iran (after National Museum of Iran), Azerbaijan Museum is a great place to see some of the significant objects that belong to the various historical periods of Iran. You will be surprised to see unusual and interesting objects, along with the artworks and sculptures of artists. Let’s have a closer look at this treasury.

Azerbaijan Museum

About Azerbaijan Museum

Azerbaijan Museum is host to an extensive collection of Persian history from 1958. It consists of several parts such as three major halls, a lovely yard, office rooms and a library that has more than 2500 books about history, archaeology, art, and Persian culture. Some of these books are valuable as they are handwritten.

Galleries of Azerbaijan Museum

The second most important history museum of Iran has three major halls with an area of 800 square meters. Azerbaijan Museum has a special hall in the ground floor for ancient coins and seals that might be interesting for those who like collections. In the first gallery, you will find a variety of objects that date back from more than 7000 to 1400 years ago. Potteries from Esmaiil Abad Hill are some of these 7000-year-old objects. A goddess sculpture, Rhytons, two skeletons (male and female that were buried in ritual form) and a carved slab of marble known as Bism Allah-Stone are other interesting items of this section.
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Moving to the second gallery, you will see that this hall has two parts: Islamic archeology and coins and seals. There are objects that date back to 10th to the 19th centuries. In coins and seals gallery, you can see how different rulers of Iran from Achaemenid dynasty to the Qajar dynasty, made the mintage of coins with their special shapes and patterns in all sizes.
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In the last gallery, which is located in the basement, you can see interesting and creative sculptures made of plaster. These sculptures are about the sculptor’s presage about the destiny of humans at the end of the 20th century. You may be wondering how much of these speculations came true, right?
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Even the yard of this precious museum has items to offer, In this part of the museum some stone figurines, statues, rams, and inscriptions are kept.
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Location of Azerbaijan Museum

As you are in the heart of the beautiful Tabriz, you can take a tour around the museum and visit other tourist attractions such as Saat Tower, Arg of Tabriz, and Constitution House of Tabriz. Also, it is a good idea to take time and enjoy the memorable and lively atmosphere of Bazaar of Tabriz. It is a great place to buy souvenirs.

Where to Eat near Azerbaijan Museum

There are several restaurants around the museum where you can enjoy a lovely meal. Yaghout Restaurant, Haji Majid Restaurant, and Emarat Restaurant are some of your choices.

Where to Stay near Azerbaijan Museum

Trying to find a place to stay near Azerbaijan Museum? How about Morvarid Tabriz Hotel which is a budget friendly hotel. Another option for the budget hotel is Sina Hotel, Sahand Hotel and Behboud Apartment Hotel.

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Azerbaijan Museum Location

How To Get To Azerbaijan Museum

by Car

Find Saat Sq., as your landmark, turn to Imam Khomeini Ave., Azerbaijan Museum is next to Blue Mosque (Masjed-e Kabud).

by Bus

Find Masjed-e Kabud BRT Bus Stop, Azerbaijan Museum is next to Blue Mosque (Masjed-e Kabud).

by Metro

Get to Saat Sq. Metro Station, turn to Imam Khomeini Ave., after five minutes walk, you will find the museum next to Blue Mosque (Masjed-e Kabud).

on Foot

Find Saat Sq., as your landmark, turn to Imam Khomeini Ave., after five minutes walk, you will find the museum next to Blue Mosque (Masjed-e Kabud).

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