The house was a luxurious house dating back to Qajar Era and it belonged to Ehtesab - ol - Molk, one of the authorities of The Qajar Court. His son, Mohsen Moghadam inherited this house and he resided in it with his French wife, Salma.
Mohsen Moghadam was a painter, a great archaeologist, and a professor at Tehran University and along with his scientific activities, he collected many artworks and objects with the aim of preserving the cultural and historical heritages of Iran. Many of the valuable collected art pieces such as tiles, gems, etc…were used in the house’s interior design and decoration, inspired by historical and traditional Iranian architecture. In addition, many other valuable collections of cloth, hookahs, pottery, glass, paintings, coins, seals, historical documents, etc… were preserved in a special order in this house by Moghadam and his wife. In 1972, the couple bequeathed this family house and its treasures to Tehran University.
Of the most important features of Moghadam House Museum is the relative homogeneity between the architectural spaces and the historical art pieces used in its interior design. The house, with an area of 2117 square meters, consists of three courtyards: exterior, interior and gatekeeper’s yards and is considered a favorite among the tourist attractions of Tehran.