Puppet Museum House
Most memorable stop for your child and a window to Iran’s culture for the grownups
This is not your ordinary accommodation. You can stay in a traditional house which has an amusing Puppet and Toy Museum in the basement. Come with your family and learn about Iranian culture through toys and dolls. You can visit the museum any time during the opening hours, and our museum guides will tell you the story of each toy and puppet. You can join your children to watch puppet show or folk theatre, or leave them to make their own toys at our toy workshop while you go sightseeing. With cultural attractions within walking distance and natural attractions only 20 minutes away driving, your trip can’t be any easier.
Slowdown in Kashan
Kashan is a calm historical town which is slowly transitioning from traditional to modern, and amazingly you can witness this transition. We take you to a walking tour to see the neighborhoods and the people. Join us for a visit to silk fabric workshop and see how the old hand operated machines work. Come with us, not to just famous historical houses of wealthy ancestors, but also to see where ordinary people lived and worked, even until today. Join our “Garden and Carpet” tour to grasp the meaning of heaven on earth. Come in spring and experience the common event of rose water extraction, a ritual happening in villages of west and south of Kashan.
A fun place for the family
Puppet & Toy Museum Guesthouse pays special attention to families and plans event which all members of the family can enjoy. We have various events happening in the house, such as performances by local and sometimes international artists and Puppeteers. The museum itself includes antique toys, ritual dolls and some of the oldest puppets of Iran which were used in puppet shows as far back as in the Qajar dynasty. We are trying to revive old games and forgotten folk dolls in Iran and also have international handcrafted dolls at the museum which we will tell their stories.
Take part in the entertainment
At this house everyone is ready to start a game or a fun project. We are creating a database of the folk art in Iran, also our place is now an entertaining hub for cultural events. If you like the experience, tell us and join the gatherings to play music, sing, or juggle and playing group games! We also get backpackers, groups of young people and couples without child. The important thing is that everyone gets to enjoy the place and have a good time.
Our staff and Toy Workshop
Our staff at the guesthouse all speak English and are always available for help. They know the city services such as cafes, restaurants, and sightseeing spots very well and always update each other when something new comes up. The museum staff love to tell stories and amuse children with a little food for imagination. We have two people working at the workshop who are also welcoming and can show or help children with assembling parts of a traditional or new handmade toy.
Exploring with us
Let us take you to wonderful villages around Kashan. Come with us to explore Noosh Abad, the hand dug underground town, experience the rose water extraction in spring or see the red village of Abyaneh. Above all, we can organize your ride from Kashan to Tehran, with a stop on the way at Howz-e Soltan Salt Lake, or at the 2nd largest religious shrine of Iran in Qom.
- Best time to visit: Spring, fall and late winter.
- Distance from Tehran: 245 km (2 hours 40 minutes driving)
- Distance from Isfahan: 215 km (2 hours 20 minutes driving)
- Number of rooms: 5 Private, 2 Dormitories
- Number of Bathrooms: 3 ensuite , 3 shared
- WiFi included
- Breakfast included, lunch and dinner available upon order