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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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Excellent but a little small and inconvenient!

I took a taxi from my hotel in Hamra to the museum. I have been to many museums around the world, and I found this one to be excellent in terms its collection. However, its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Dhahran, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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Dhahran, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I took a taxi from my hotel in Hamra to the museum. I have been to many museums around the world, and I found this one to be excellent in terms its collection. However, its location and the size of the collection are not so good. I do understand that the 1975-1990 Lebanese Civil War wasn't very kind to it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This museum contains so much past and recent history that it is a must see if you find yourself in Beirut!There are collections from Phoenician, Greek and Roman civilizations that have been lovingly preserved over the ages. The museum is also a tribute to those brave curators who managed to preserve these relics during the Lebanese civil war. All peoples... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

this is a nice little museum, emphasis on the word small. For me, that's perfect...break up the day, get some culture and move on The museum is laid out well and without clutter. Large architectural items mailing from Roman times but certain items go back well before that. You can easily see everything in an hour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The National Museum of Beirut is a beautiful place where you can find a lot about Pheniciens and archeological item from the middle east region. A must see!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Small museum, but with a rich collection of ancient art including Roman, Greek, and Phoenician. When we went, the museum was not crowded, so we had ample time to explore each exhibit. the museum has a good iPad app (and will lend a mini iPad for free), which provides explanations on many of the exhibits.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The short film about how this museum was restored after the 1975-90 Lebanese war and how they tried to protect all the national treasures was really interesting! There are many great pieces and the architecture of the museum interior is fabulous! The visit was part of the day tour offered by Nakhal Tour Co.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

the museum is a very nice place with a lot of historicals things to look for. It will teach you a lot about our country and history. The Museum building also is beautifull. so go for it

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's really cheap, you can get right up close to the exhibits and really inspect the workmanship on ancient artefacts.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The building itself is worth a visit without the many wonders housed there. This is a great museum that is well laid out and well looked after. They have some fantastic exhibits and the layout is very well done. A must for any lover of history

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Beirut,Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The National museum of Beirut is a must to visit, visitors will be amazed with the richness and variety of displayed antiques. You will learn about many civilizations that passed by Lebanon and admire this country great past.

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