Puppet Museum House/Hostel
Puppet Museum House
Hostel in Kashan
In a historical area of Kashan, just at the heart of the all-important visiting sites and astonishing buildings and monuments, Puppet Museum Hostel can be found. Kashan’s unique “Puppet Museum Hostel” is a charming low-budget accommodation, in a beautiful historical house, with a unique collection of cultural traditions which includes a wide range of traditional puppets and toys and shows featuring them.
The house consists of a beautiful courtyard which connects all the spaces, five private rooms, two dormitories, two public bathrooms, a lounge that provides a place for interaction, and the puppet and toy museum itself with its cafe and souvenir shop at the basement level and a kitchen. Tea is always ready for you, and you can spend hours sitting and chatting there, reading books from the shelves and tasting different local herbal flavors with your tea which have brought Kashan its fame through history!
All rooms have a special atmosphere due to their unique Qajar-era architecture style and they are all decorated with local and handmade furniture. Each room has a theme with toys and puppets from different cultures. There are air conditioners in all rooms for more comfort and three rooms have their private bathrooms.
The staff are very friendly and do their best to create the most amazing experience for you in Kashan. Feel free to ask them what they are up to any time!
The unique “Puppet Museum Hostel” started when the founder, Amir Sohrabi, came across a collection of Qajar (approximately 130+ years) era toys. Amir Sohrabi wrote scholarly papers on the topic and also did an exhibition of the toys. Ultimately, he wanted to dedicate a traditional house to toys, dolls and puppets. And he did it.
The museum plays an important cultural role in preserving local art and crafts. The variety of museum items engages people of all ages. Furthermore, it hosts various events from workshops to performances.