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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
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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Washington DC
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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Manama, Bahrain
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I went with my teenage daughter during my visit to Beirut and it was very interesting for both of us, it has the proper size to enjoy the whole visit, its definitely worth a visit

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

National Museum of Beirut is a national treasure. It covers millions of History years, variety of races, habits and culture.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it's not big, not much content in it, it's well made and very clean, yet there is just few monuments and staff in it.. below expectations would define my experience in it

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NJ
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have lived 5 minutes away from the museum during my early years and never been to the museum due to war. First time visit with the family and we were surprised at how elegant and beautiful this place is, Management has really done a great job in making this place a first class attraction in Beirut. Best thing is... More

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Perth, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There's an hourly video at the entry of this museum - don't miss it because it makes what you are about to see inside all the more incredible. The items on the ground floor were encase in fortified concrete during the civil war - in this time the museum was totally blasted but the precious artefacts were kept safe. And... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you excpect a very rich museum like British/Cairo museum you definitely will be disappointed. They have very few collection compared to any other renowned museum. However which I liked most in this museum is the way they have kept all of their collection. Instead of keeping too many similar kind of things which sometime makes me bored they have... More

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Byblos, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great place ... like a time machine ...where you can had a trip hundreds of years back in time and see how many civilizations survived ...or not !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

an exciting and wonderful museum with a great collection and a fascinating history. Sweet staff who did everything to make your visit successful

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