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National Museum of Beirut

Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon
01-380 810
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Ranked #3 of 50 Attractions in Beirut
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Cairo, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Nice place to get exposed to the culture and attend a slideshow about the history of the museum. The staff are very friendly over there.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Considering the civil wars and constant theft of pieces (by everyone) there is still plenty to see at the museum. Check opening times. Mention museum to a taxi driver and this is where you will end up!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Full of antiquities - what else would you expect? But they're all the real thing. Also they lay claim to one of the oldest examples of the alphabet.

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Athens,Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A compact,friendly and easy to visit museum,depicting some 10-15 thousand years of history.Unbelievable findings for such a small country. DO NOT miss the short film "REVIVAL",the moving history of the museum itself during the civil war and it's ressurection

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you are in Lebanon for a few days and want to have a feeling for the country's history, I would definitely recommend stopping by the national Museum. It is filled with treasures and there are constant additions to it. So if you come back the following year, you'll find an even larger collection. Highly recommend it you are interested... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Having come from Egypt, our standards are pretty high when it comes to museum antiquities. The museum itself was quite small as national museums go, but it was definitely interesting enough to have been pleased we went. They have a wonderful selection of small pieces, as well as a few of the larger pieces in the main foyer and scattered... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We really enjoyed the visit. It took longer than expected because it covers a range of periods and there was a video of the museum's restoration since the damage caused during the civil war. Loved the displays!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The National Museum of Beirut is a perfectly curated, well-organized, outstanding collection of cultural artifacts from the region, spanning several different eras. The museum is small, but thoughtfully organized, so visitors can see all the exhibits in about 2-3 hours. Despite its small size, repeat visitors will discover new, fascinating objects at every visit. The collections/artifacts are well-lit, but there... More

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Washington DC
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This museum is so well laid out. It is not too big and not too small, just right. Don't forget to see the film about the museum and how it was protected during the war. Everything that you see came from Lebanon. They did not take anything from another country to put in their museum. I try to visit this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The museum in itself is superb, and very quiet. It covers the history of the country and the region, from centuries ago, Phoenicians, until recent history. a very interesting visit

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