Rakhtshooy Khaneh of Zanjan

Zanjan museum of anthropology. A laundry house which provided security and comfort for the women.

Laundry house museum, Rakhtshooy Khaneh alley, Middle Sa'adi street, Zanjan, Iran
Visiting time:
Spring and summer: 9 to 13 and 15:30 to 20. Fall and winter: 9 to 13 and 15 to 18:30
Weekly holiday:
Annual holidays:
Official holidays
Entrance fee(Iranian):
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
About: Rakhtshooy Khaneh of Zanjan

The property of Rakhtshooy khaneh was bought in 1928 by the order of Ali Akbar Tofighi, mayor of Zanjan city. The reason for building Rakhtshooy Khaneh was to build a laundry house for women to have a comfortable and safe covered place to wash loads of clothes and other stuffs.
So they can have a convenient and safe place rather than queuing up in the natural springs for washing laundry and dishes during cold winter and hot summer days.
You cannot find any place as the resemblance of Rakhtshooy Khaneh’s function; in entire of Iran, so it is something really unique. And it is one of must to do things in Iran, especially if you plan to Travel to North West of Iran.
Tourism office of Zanjan made this building as anthropology museum of Zanjan. And you can get an idea of the ladies traditional outfits and jewelry by looking at mannequins of ladies with traditional outfits while they are doing laundry.

General Specifications
Rakhtshooy Khaneh
Type of Museum
Year of Establishment
1928 (1307)
Special features
This public welfare building is unique in the whole country.
Important parts to visit
The hall of the laundry house
Best time to visit
During all the visit hours.
Duration of visit
Atleast half an hour to one hour.
Nearest tourist attractions
Saltmen museum
Special Offer
Purchasing Zanjan knife and other handicrafts of Zanjan from the handicrafts guild section of this museum. (Reasonable prices)
Access route
Laundry house museum, Rakhtshooy Khaneh alley, Middle Sa'adi street, Zanjan, Iran
How to access
Taxi or personal vehicle
Phone number
Museum Guide
Access for the disabled with wheelchair
More details
Dear handicapped may only visit with the help of their companions. Parking spaces can be found around this place.
Advantage & Disadvantage of Rakhtshooy Khaneh of Zanjan
Advantage of Rakhtshooy Khaneh of Zanjan

A good activity for a cold and rainy day.
A good activity for a warm sunny day .
There are guild units for selling handicrafts. (for reasonable prices.)

Disadvantage of Rakhtshooy Khaneh of Zanjan

Lack of proper parking space.

Rakhtshooy Khaneh of Zanjan
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