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Mahmoud Hesabi House Museum

Mahmoud Hesabi House MuseumMahmoud Hesabi House Museum

South of Tajrish Square, amidst the curvy streets and alleyways of the upscale Elahieh neighborhood, lived a great personality of great accomplishments.   

Mahmoud Hesabi (1903-1992) was a nuclear physicist, senator and education minister in the government of former prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq from 1951 to 1952.

His house is on Dr. Hesabi Street, across from Art Museum Garden. The house is now a museum in his own name displaying his personal effects, scientific documents, medallions, plaques of honor and photographs. The house was built in 1931. The museum is on the third floor and gives a general idea of how the scientist lived with his wife under the same roof. His wife was visually impaired and Hesabi made some modifications in the building to make life a bit easier for her.

Also noticeable in the house is how Hesabi changed the functionality of appliances after they broke or were out of order. Managed by the scientist’s son, Iraj, the museum is involved in cultural and scientific activities including  academic projects on a regular basis.

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