The museum of glassware and ceramics, also known as the Abgineh museum, being the best collection of blown glass art in all of Iran, is located on 30 Tir Street one of the central streets of Tehran. The museum of glassware and ceramics has thousands of objects of ceramic, glass and clay works from the four millennium BC until the contemporary era.
The Abgineh museum building itself is a museum! Being over 90 years old, the building of the museum of glassware and ceramics is a historic house that belonged to Ahmad Qavam, one of the politicians during the Qajar dynasty, where it was used as both the residence and office. Subsequently the building was owned by the government of Egypt and was used as the embassy. Finally in 1980 the building became a museum. The complex that contains the building and the garden of the museum of glassware and ceramics has an estimated seven thousand square meters. Having two floors with very high ceilings and modern architecture, this building was designed by the famous Austrian architect Hans Hollein inspired by the historical attractions of ancient Persia such as Pasargada and Persepolis. The wooden staircase in Russian style, the wide variety of bricks implemented inside the building and outside, the plaster work and the mirror works are the most charming items of this masterpiece.
Currently the museum of glassware and ceramics is considered one of the tourist attractions of downtown Tehran along with the Golestan Palace, the national museum of Iran and the jewelry museum of Iran with which it has a distance of less than 2 kilometers.
During your visit to Tehran, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy visiting the carpet museum of Iran, which is one of the elements of the "What to visit in Tehran" list and is also normally included in the tourist packages of Tehran and Iran, especially in Iran cultural tours. Although it is a historic site, normally Iran's tour operators such as Iran Negin Travel include the carpet museum of Iran on their ecological trips to Iran, adventure trips to Iran, religious trips to Iran and, of course, experiences in Tehran.
Our cultural trips to Iran are mostly the option to explore the museum of glassware and ceramics and the incredible collection of blown glass art from Iran.