The Glass and Ceramics Museum is glitz – a sense of demure glam.
Maybe you’re not heading there anytime soon, but just in case you are (or someone you know is) planning a trip to Tehran, The Glass and Ceramics Museum shouldn’t be missed. Expect glitz, a sense of demure glam. This museum is, by far, one of my personal favorites throughout my recent journey in Iran.
Your driver will drop you off on a busy street in Tehran. Stroll through the majestic gates, you’ll encounter a pathway leading up to the rustic steps of a Qujar-era building that houses some of the most treasured ceramics and glassware in Iran. The building is intimate and small, a mere two-stories. Royal and surprisingly warm, the interior is covered by magnificent red carpet throughout its vintage quarters.
The mansion was originally built privately for a Persian family, and years later, the Egyptian embassy lived in the estate. Later in 1976, it was transformed into a museum. The museum is displayed in chronological order, through the various periods that glass and ceramics symbolize and were widely used throughout Persian history. Though my favorite part of the entire gallery is its incredible display of perfume bottles, showcasing vibrant colors of glass in multiple pillars as if a kaleidoscope has come to life.