Crafts Museum (Hassanpour House)

Crafts Museum of Arak is not only the whereabouts to keep the old and artistic tools, but given its location, it is also considered as a way to the treasures of Arak city, including the oldest school and mosque, i.e. the Sepahdari school as well as the oldest bathroom called Charsough.

It was built as a place of carpet trade by Haj Ali Moshiri (as a carpet trader in Arak) at the time of Ahmad Shah Qajar.  Later, it was allocated to education as a school named Majidi School. Finally, after carrying out repair operations in 2003, it was used as the Museum of Handicrafts and traditional arts in the provincial capital.

Various sections of the museum include calligraphy, pottery, glass, and ceramics, carpets and rugs, metallic dimensional works, wooden works, and textiles. As well as other residential buildings in Sultanabad (the current Arak), this house is an introvert building with a central courtyard and with rooms that can be opened to the courtyard in three directions of East, West, and North.

The building is constructed in an area of 600 square meters with two floors. The ground floor involves the winter rooms and the first floor contains royal and summer rooms.

The residential rooms, kitchen, storeroom, bathroom, and bakery are located in bedchambers and there are positions for storing different types of food in the kitchen and warehouse. Predominant rooms were linked to each other through the doors and passages.

The yard is approximately 1.5 meters lower from the street floor and rooms get the necessary light from the yard. Materials used in the construction composed of limestone, brick, clay, mud, wood, tiling, and brickwork were the main decorations in the building. The Historic Districts of Dezful