Carpet museum is one of the most famous Iranian museums, that displays carpets and kilim, and contains more than 150 precious rugs. The museum was established in 1977 by Queen Farah in one of royal gardens to be used as a center of research on carpets especially Persian carpets, from the pattern making to weaving. Abdul Aziz Farmanfarmaeian designed the building, solely for this purpose using the latest technology of the time.
The structure is built on an area of around 3400 m2. The first floor is specified to permanent exhibition of the carpets bought by the museum and the second floor is assigned to temporary exhibition of handicrafts and private owners showing their collections. The museum has a treasury filled with carpets with variety of designs, color, weaves that belonging to the centers of Iranian weaving like Kerman, Tabriz, Isfahan, Kurdistan. The oldest carpet of this museum belongs to 15th century. The museum also has a library that contains 3500 historical books about carpet and ancient art in Persian, Arabic, French, English and Germany.
The structure is built on an area of around 3400 m2. The first floor is specified to permanent exhibition of the carpets bought by the museum and the second floor is assigned to temporary exhibition of handicrafts and private owners showing their collections.
One of the unique features of carpet museum is the exterior design of museum that shows the museum was designed as a carpet museum. It resembles a carpet weaving loom that mixes some classic style belonging to 1970s with carpet inspired features. It makes a strong influence because of the intertwinement of light and shadow and affects visitors when facing the museum. Carpet museum is located in the north-west corner of Laleh Park and Contemporary Museum of Art. It is a great place to get to know about Literature, Mythology, Religion and Culture of Iran in different periods based on the patterns and materials they used to make their carpets.