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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 #2 of 48 attractions in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Opened in 1942 to house Lebanon's archaeological treasures, the National Museum on Damascus Street has been renovated and reopened to the public in... more »
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

very well done exposition. Not to many details but for very interested in the possibility to know more by reading description or audio guide. Excellent display of gold jeweler across long history of Lebanese land. Very nice examples of roman and sculpture. I recommend to see 15 min long movie presented in hall on the right about history of the... More

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

If you visit Beirut then you mist visit its National museum to discover the history of Lebanon and all the middle east. The video shown every hour is highly recommanded

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Baghdad, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

when we were there (I went to that Museum with one of my coworkers) it was totally empty ! ! ! we were the only visitors !!! and that was so great we had our time to check every and each of the treasures within the incredible collection of that museum that belongs to different eras of Lebanon history.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very nice stroll through the history of Lebanon. Don´t miss the movie about how they stored their treasures away during the civil war.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you come to Beirut, a visit to the museum is a must. Even though it is not huge, it is intriguing enough to walk through if you have a couple of hours to three to spare. History is fascinating.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Like many of Beirut's exquisite treasures, the museum was almost totally empty during our visit. It deserves exposure to a much larger audience. The building itself, which opened in 1943, was almost destroyed during Lebanon's Civil War but has been painstakingly restored, as depicted in a 13-minute video shown every hour on the hour. Admission is merely 5000 Lebanese pounds... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The size is perfect for a couple hours. There are 2 floors. The 1st - an impressive collection of Phoenician, Hellenistic and Roman sculpture, sarcophagi, and mosaics. The 2nd - iron/stone age gear. Small piece exhibits molten artifacts damaged by the Beirut Civil War. Cool, unique place. Inexpensive and worth the trip, even for non-museum lovers.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Incredible collect, especially of Phoenician and Roman jewelry and sarcophaguses. One the new section feature the dozens of other sarcophaguses opens soon it will be a real treat. The most amazing part of all is the movie on how all of this was preserved during the civil war. The building was shot to hell, shelled and bombarded and most of... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

BEAUTIFUL museum with wonderful artifacts from Lebanon's rich and layered history. Take 10 minutes to see the video at the start - it's worth it,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very interesting museum. A visit not to miss. Watch the 10 minutes movie which show you before during and after the war and how the museum has been preserved. The entrance is very cheap 5000 LL only (3dollars). The guides are very good.

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