Given to the antiquity of carpet weaving in Iran which dates back to the Acheamenid dynasty the necessity of establishing a museum has been highly apparent. The Carpet Museum of Tehran was constructed in 1356 SH, Bahman 22, representing a collection of the most noble and invaluable hand woven carpets. The architecture of the museum is highly spectacular and glorious. The decorations on the external facade of the museum is exactly similar to a carpet loom. The exhibition ground of the museum includes two halls the first one has been designed for permanent exhibitions and the second floor’s hall has been dedicated to the temporary exhibitions of carpet and Kilim.
The most valuable samples of Persian carpets and Kilims related to a period between the 9th century and the contemporary time are kept here categorized based upon their quality, antiquity, and given to the other features of Persian carpets in terms of dying, design, pattern, weaving and the verity of carpet weaving centers. There are about 135 masterpieces of Persian carpets woven in the main centers such as Kashan, Kerman, Isfahan, Tabriz, Khorasan, Kurdistan and other regions exhibited in the hall of the first floor. A library including different books in Farsi, Arabic, French, English and German languages and a book store are the other parts of the museum.