Puppet and toy museum guesthouse
A brand new experience, staying at a museum, a journey to puppets world, a flash back to childhood, all in one fantastic place in the heart of “Kashan” historical city. If you are willing to being familiar with Iranian toy history and watching especial Iranian puppet shows or play gracefully and freely as a little child by your own or with your children, It would be the best option for you which you will never forget. Here, you can meet puppets and toys, hear their tales, and make a doll and a toy for yourself.
A museum and a traditional guesthouse and hostel all in one historical house named “Puppet & Toy Museum Guesthouse” which belonged to a poet from last century and the house is inscribed in national heritage list. Puppet museum has several sections: a collection of old puppets from the Qajar era, puppets from different regions of Iran, puppets from other countries, games since 100 years ago until today, traditional puppet show performances and puppet making workshops.
This house is located in historic district so it will be easy for you to visit the monuments and astonishing building. Puppet guesthouse is a courtyard connects the rooms and a lounge that provides a place for interaction. (two types of rooms: – 5 private rooms – 2 dormitories).Throughout your stay, you can visit the puppet and toy museum which is underground of guesthouse and enjoy the especial events. You may also plan one-day-excursion to desert or villages near “Kashan” or visiting the historical places near this accommodation and enjoying the beautiful nature of “Kashan”.
A few thousand years ago there were documents of many Iranian cultural and economic interactions with the West and Europe. These interactions had increased from the Safavid period and reached to the highest point in the middle of the Qajar period. During this period, the king of Iran, Nasser al-Din Shah (16 July 1831 – May 1, 1896), went to Europe for the first time. He brought a doll as a souvenir for his wife. these trips led to changing the fashion taste of Iranian women. Due to increased number of European traveler to Iran and western-goods-shops in Iran, European dolls became popular. Iranian puppeteers also used these dolls in the puppetry. There are numbers of these dolls in the puppet and toy museum guesthouse in kashan.