The MNLMI collection is a rich treasure of the best manuscripts and the Iranian historical artworks. The Institution is located in the historical precinct of “Bagh-e Melli” that is considered as the cultural-historical center of Tehran.
The MNLM visitors include a large number of university students, researchers, as well as tourists who enjoy its library and museum facilities. It's one of the biggest libraries of precious manuscripts in Iran, Built by Hadji Hussein Agha Malik, at the time the richest man in Iran. He built it in a traditional Persian architecture.
One of the biggest contributors is Esat Malik (Hadji Hussein Agha Malik's eldest daughter). She is a very bright woman who also contributed a lot into the museum's modernity. There are now screens with touch screens where you can do puzzles of the paintings. Now, an old woman from Shiraz also gave some of her belongings to the museum.