Royal Tableware Museum – Ashraf Palace

Royal Tableware Museum


Tucked away in the posh neighborhood of Zaferanieh and Darband in the city of Tehran, the Royal Tableware Museum offers an unparalleled glimpse into the regal lifestyles of Iran’s former monarchs. Located within the Sa’dabad Palace complex, the museum houses an extensive collection of royal tableware dating back to the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties.

Address and Location

Situated at the end of Kamal Taheri Street in Zaferanieh, along Valiasr Street, the museum is housed within the Shams Palace, part of the larger Sa’dabad Palace Complex. The museum is located in the northern part of the city, making it a perfect addition to any itinerary for those wishing to explore the cultural richness of Tehran.

Access to Royal Tableware Museum

The Royal Tableware Museum is conveniently accessible by different modes of transport:

By Personal Vehicle: The museum is located within the Sa’dabad Palace Complex on Kamal Taheri Street, off Zaferanieh Street on Valiasr Street.

By Metro: Use Line 1 of the metro and disembark at Tajrish station. Head towards Tajrish Square and take Valiasr Street straight until you reach Afraz Street. Continue straight on Afraz Street until you reach Kamali Street. Continue your way straight until you reach the Sa’dabad Palace Complex where the museum is located.

Museum’s Collection

Constructed between 1936 and 1939 under the order of Reza Shah Pahlavi for his daughter Ashraf, who later renovated it in French style in 1971, Ashraf Palace now houses the Royal Tableware Museum.

This museum displays over 500 pieces of royal tableware from the Qajar, Pahlavi I, and Pahlavi II eras across two floors and five halls. A portion of the collection includes gifted items from various countries to Iran. Additionally, part of the palace comprises a music hall and a private photography studio of the Pahlavi family.

Opening Hours and Entry Fee

The Tableware Museum opens its doors to the public daily from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The museum offers an economical entry fee, with an average ticket price of 4,000 Tomans, making it an affordable attraction for all visitors.

For more information, please visit the official website at


A visit to the Royal Tableware Museum offers a rare peek into the regal world of Iran’s past rulers. Be it the intricate designs of the tableware or the historic Sa’dabad Palace Complex itself, a trip to this museum is sure to leave you with a deeper appreciation of Iran’s rich cultural history.


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