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National Museum of Beirut

Address: Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon
Phone Number: 01-380 810
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Ranked #3 of 49 Attractions in Beirut
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Well the good things were the peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown. I really like the prehistoric displays but felt that there was not enough items or information on them. Overall it was an interesting place.

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Dallas, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The re-designed museum is a must see when traveling to Lebanon. History to the max and great video presentation. Very well done and contemporary .

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Newcastle, Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very well presented exhibits. Information brief but factual. Mosaics are beautiful as are artefacts from 4-5th centuries. Not huge. Would allocate no more than an hour.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you like learning about history and other cultures you can't miss this museum. Contains a lot of objects from Phoenician times. Also, we saw a very interesting short documentary on how the museum was renovated after the civil war and how they preserved the relics.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Don't miss it, it is a small museum but you will review all the history of this area. Impressive objects

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Uk
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17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a fantastic collection. The museum is beautifully set out with excellent displays and labels. We visited three times in 12 days, partly because there was so much to see, and partly because we wanted to revisit some of the exceptional items. The curator encased much of the collection in concrete during the civil war to protect it. Some however... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

if you like history, and to know more about great country, not just today, but in old days, including mix of culture. the Museum also very clean, good lighting, and easy to view stuff.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Accounting for context and challenges, this is an impressive museum reflecting on 4000 years of history. Some pieces are absolutely stunning and the setting is captivating. A well paced visit would need 90 to 120 minutes and it is absolutely worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Loved it, sad history. Movie was good, showed how badly the building was destroyed and the brilliant job of restoration. Unfortunately most of the historical pieces are in other countries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A wonderful museum, definitely worth a visit for even those who don't have time and patience to walk through a museum. Collections starting from Stone Age and progressing systematically to iron and Bronze Age , sarcophagus,coins, jewellery of that period, it simply leaves you mesmerised. There are sarcophagus from Roman empitre , stone carvings depicting war of Troy and many... More 

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