Iran Reopens its Museums as COVID-19 Declines

Iran officially reopens most of its museums for tourists and visitors while following safety protocols.

  • Iran has 746 museums, 170 of which are in Tehran alone.
    Iran has 746 museums, 170 of which are in Tehran alone.

After shutting its doors for more than a year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Iran has reopened the museums of its capital Tehran and other cities.

Mohammad-Reza Kargar, the director of Iran's museums, announced that museums in Tehran and other large cities that are no longer 'red-coded' have reopened today, Sunday, and that people are now welcome to visit while taking the necessary precautions. 

Kargar said that Iranian museums are following safety protocols and that the number of visitors will be dependent on the capacity of each museum.

However, on Sunday, the turnout at Iran's National Museum was shy. Firouzeh Sepidnameh, head of the museum's pre-Islamic collections, explained that the situation will change and the turnout will increase once schools reopen.

During the past 14 months, only students, researchers, and staff were allowed to visit Iran's museums.

It is worth mentioning that Iran has 746 museums, 170 of which are in Tehran alone.