Guilan Rural Heritage Museum is an accurate depiction of the lifestyle, culture and traditions of the rural areas of Guilan Province in North of Iran. The idea of opening such a museum began with the Rudbar earthquake (a city in Guilan Province, northern Iran). At the time, 700 villages were completely destroyed and more than 300 villages, mostly in Gilan Province, were critically damaged. Under the support of UNESCO, Saravan Forest Park was chosen as the location of the museum. Saravan Park is situated 18 kilometers away from Rasht (the capital city of Guilan Province) in Khalije-e Fars highway.

The museum has 9 sections. Each section presents a village with its own unique culture and architectural style. Guilan Rural Heritage Museum is the biggest eco-museum of the Middle East and is the first of its kind in Iran. In this museum, you can see details about the lifestyle, work, housing, souvenirs, local foods and everything else you need to know about life in the rural areas of northern Iran. Due to the massive size of the museum (2,600 sq. km) it could take many hours to visit the entire collection.

Last Update date : Jan 5 2022 18:20