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National Museum of Beirut

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Address: Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon
Phone Number: +961-1-426703
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magnificent museum with great artefacts

great renovated archeological museum with amazing collection! it is amazing that after such a devastation this museum is open and presents this large number of great and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Vladimir M
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great renovated archeological museum with amazing collection! it is amazing that after such a devastation this museum is open and presents this large number of great and significant artefacts. great display with great lightning! for small objects there is a magnifier which is great! i have never seen that in any museum! employees are very friendly and helpful. i wish... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place opens at 9 until 3 , there are sculptures from the roman era and gifts from the Egyptians, an hour would pass magically astonished by the human sculptures if you like that kind of art

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Beirut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is very well organized, u can have enough description near each item as well as summary about the era presented. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable.

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Thank HARBeirut
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is not the largest, most sophisticated museum but it is unique: This building stood for years between the two fighting sides. It is still standing there , protecting the past and promising a future.

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Thank Rita A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The heart of Beirut conceals a wealth of gems worthy of the great museums of the world. With free narration through earphones one is set for a couple of hours to wander amongst ancient artifacts and archaeology that leads down through history. The shop is also lovely with nice souvenirs. A must for all visitors to Lebanon.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The National Museum of Beirut is home to so many treasures that you can simply not miss it. Items are displayed in a very pleasant way under pleasant lighting. You will see hundreds of objects including impressive statues and sarcophages. Unlike museums in other big cities, the Beirut Museum is small, "human" size therefore you will be able to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Each time I visit, I find new things to look into and admire. It contains a collection from Prehistory to the Ottoman era; it is a must visit if you are in Beirut and it is not expensive at all.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see some Lebanese history and lovely building, but it seemed like they didnt update the artifacts since it opened, and not much information on them. We were gonna watch a video but unfortunately there was a school trip and it was in french...

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Thank Malek N
Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To consolidate students’ sense of nationalism, Sagesse High School students visited the National Museum of Beirut on Wednesday November the 11th, 2015. The National Museum of Beirut is the principal museum of archaeology in Lebanon. The collection was begun after World War I, and the museum was officially opened in 1942. However, the story of the National Museum started in... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well done, though not a lot of artefacts, it is still a recommended visit. Staff is nice, the store has lots of interesting souvenirs and the museum is very well designed

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