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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: 01-380 810
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Impressive collection in an approachable setting

Cheap admission to a beautiful, well-presented collection of treasures. Went mid-week, and was one of pleasantly few visitors. Manageable size makes it easy to appreciate what is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
RaBaNaBey
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Cheap admission to a beautiful, well-presented collection of treasures. Went mid-week, and was one of pleasantly few visitors. Manageable size makes it easy to appreciate what is on offer, but not overwhelming. The history of the museum itself - how artifacts were preserved and/or damaged during the Civil War - is also moving. A must-see.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Well renovated, it has items since the phoenicians...romans, you can see jewellery costumes arms etc...must see if you visit Beirut. It was well protected during the civil war, everything was moved to the basement and covered with concrete so bomb won't destroy anything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Anyone in Beirut should really pay the museum a visit, it holds a lot of historical monuments. They're closed on monday!

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This museum must be one of the most stunning and most surprising historical museums in the world. The layout, the pieces on display, the space, the light, the friendliness of the staff - everything is top notch. Despite suffering some damage during the war, this museum is a refreshing attraction in a city that still shows too many remnants of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Even after being plundered during the civil war that devasted the city and the country, the museum has a wonderful collection of coins, well lit and displayed for easy perusal. The rooms are spacious, and - a big bonus - visited by few people, which allows for a leisurely visit, mainly during the insufferably hot and humid summer days. A... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fantastic museum, very beautifully laid-out and amazing sample of Lebanon's long history. Try and get the IPad (free) audio guide. Well worth it

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Dublin, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Archeological Museum with significant Lebanon only artifacts. I would recommend the free ipad audio guide (need to provide a passport or other picture ID). You hold the ipad up to a QR code and play the description. If you scan all the QR codes (about 25), it will take about 75-90 minutes to tour. Otherwise the museum can be seen... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The museum hosts some very interesting collections very well displayed,really Worth visiting.Good shop as well

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Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We really loved the mmuseum , is not a big one but it has lots of archeological gems on it , the staff is very nice and helpful

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The museum holds ruins, sarcophagus, mosaics and objects from each era. I was a little bit disappointed as I expected to be much bigger. Nevertheless, it's a beautiful sight, especially if you're into history. It only costs 5000 Liras, and If you ask they will give you an ipad with an audio guide for free, although it's only the description... More 

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