A collection of stamps printed pre and post Islamic Revolution and a selection of envelopes and rare foreign letters, as well as a collection of old items in the field of communication, are on display in this museum, which is the first of its kind in the world, IRNA quoted the director of the Post and Communications Museum, Hassan Amidi, as saying.
The museum is an attempt to educate children in various fields of communication and media as well as to promote the culture of post by holding communication courses and classes.
The private stamp collectors are also welcomed to display their collections in the museum.
The second Post-Museum-School in Iran is also scheduled to be inaugurated in Delgan county, southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan in the near future.
The postal system - particularly stamps, as a unique mailing and communication arrangement, have first been developed in Iran in 1851 when Naser al-Din Shah Qajar got inspired by the reported successes of a postal system in many regions and brought it to the country.
Rasht, capital of Gilan province, is a weekend getaway for many Iranians, for whom the greatest attraction is its refreshing climate and year-round downpours.
Rasht has also made it into UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network for its gastronomy (the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food) and is one of the best places in the world as far as cookery is concerned.
The city is now among 47 cities from 33 countries that are part of the network in seven creative fields — crafts and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts and music.