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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 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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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Having come from Egypt, our standards are pretty high when it comes to museum antiquities. The museum itself was quite small as national museums go, but it was definitely interesting enough to have been pleased we went. They have a wonderful selection of small pieces, as well as a few of the larger pieces in the main foyer and scattered... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We really enjoyed the visit. It took longer than expected because it covers a range of periods and there was a video of the museum's restoration since the damage caused during the civil war. Loved the displays!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The National Museum of Beirut is a perfectly curated, well-organized, outstanding collection of cultural artifacts from the region, spanning several different eras. The museum is small, but thoughtfully organized, so visitors can see all the exhibits in about 2-3 hours. Despite its small size, repeat visitors will discover new, fascinating objects at every visit. The collections/artifacts are well-lit, but there... More

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Washington DC
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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