National Sports Museum in Tehran
Sport, Olympic and Paralympic Museum, Tehran
The International Sport, Olympic and Paralympic Museum (the National Sports Museum) is an outstanding sports museum located in the northern part of Tehran. It offers a vivid journey through the history of sports in Iran and the world, focusing primarily on Olympic and Paralympic events.
About the Museum
The museum was inaugurated in February 2019, marking the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, with the objective of promoting sports amongst Iranians, especially among teenagers and young adults. It is situated within the Cultural and Sports Complex of the Revolution in Tehran, previously the site of the Olympic Committee.
The museum showcases a fascinating collection of medals, trophies, photographs of athletes from different eras, personal equipment, sportswear, and champion cups won in Olympic and Paralympic competitions. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the historical and cultural significance of sports in Iran and the world.
Iran’s Olympic History
Iran first participated in the Olympics in 1948 and managed to secure a bronze medal in weightlifting. Since then, the country has won 69 medals across four disciplines: 43 in wrestling, 19 in weightlifting, 6 in Taekwondo, and a silver medal in athletics. Two of Iran’s notable athletes, Gholamreza Takhti and Emam-Ali Habibi, brought home the country’s first Olympic gold medals from Melbourne. In total, Iran has secured 21 gold, 21 silver, and 27 bronze medals in the Olympic Games.
The museum is open for visitors from Saturday to Thursday, between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM. The entrance is free of charge, making it an accessible and budget-friendly option for sports enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
The museum is located on Seoul Street, North of Hashemi Rafsanjani Highway, above Niayesh Highway, west of the Revolution Sports Complex.
By Private Vehicle:
Enter Seoul Street from Niayesh Highway and drive north until you reach the exclusive road to the exhibition. The first entrance of this complex is located in the southwest corner.
Using buses of line 221 (Valenjak Square – Afshar terminal), disembark at the Tabnak stop. Or, you can use line 4 of the Tandoor system, get off at the Exhibition stop, and reach the Revolution Sports Club by walking 700 meters. To get to the National Sports Museum, enter from the west gate of the club.
For more information, please visit the museum’s official website: museum.olympic.ir