Fuel station No. 6 or the Darvazeh Dowlat, Tehran, was launched in the 1930s, coinciding with the first Pahlavi period, by the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, to distribute petroleum products such as kerosene, gasoline and insecticide.
The building of the station, abandoned for many years, was earmarked to become a museum after the beginning of the Directorate of the Petroleum Industry Museums and Archives in July 2017.
In each section of the museum, various topics are considered, including the history of the Darvazeh Dowlat neighborhood, and construction and operation of the station. Besides, photographs, documents, maps and historical footages related to the station, relics concerning distribution, transportation and unloading of fuel are put on display in the museum.
In August 2014, the station was registered in the list of national monuments of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts as a national historical building under No. 31711. In the following pictorial report, different parts of the museum are displayed.
Photographer: Mojtaba Mohammad Qoli