Museums in Tehran province will be charge students no admission fees on December 7 to mark the national Student Day, an official said.
“The museums affiliated to Tehran’s Cultural Heritage Department and some museums affiliated to Tehran’s municipality including Reza Abbasi, Carpet, Abgineh, The Stone and Iranology Museum of Azadi Tower, as well as Film Museum of Iran will be free for students”, head of Tehran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Department said.
Rajabali Khosroabadi also added the Museums of Post and Telegraph, Dr. Sondouzi, Geology as well as Vaziri Caved Museum and Saba Music Museum will be free for the students.
“The plan will indeed encourage the students to visit museums”, he noted.
The Student Day marks the anniversary of the murder of three Tehran University students on December 7, 1953 by the security police of the former Pahlavi regime.
The police opened fire on the students protesting the resumption of Iran’s relations with Britain and a visit by then US vice President Richard Nixon to Iran, following a coup staged by the CIA and the MI6, which toppled the government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosadeq.
Every year Iranian students mark the day by attending different ceremonies and events.