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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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A gem in Beirut

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... read more

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you're into history and discovering cultures, then you must visit this museum. It's a great place to spend some time with family and/or friends while discovering the ancient civilizations and all the remains they have left.

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

Do not miss out on visiting the National Museum while in Beirut ! You will be amazed with the quality and quantity of items on display. From the Pharaohs times till our ancestors, the Phoenicians; go through the marvelous jewelry display on the second floor (my favorite) and do not forget to watch the documentary, extremely helpful and informative !... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The building in which this museum is housing is worth visiting in itself. It's a 1930's style building, beautifully lit inside. The collection has a traditional satisfying layout with the big dramatic pieces downstairs and then lots of cases with some stunning objects upstairs- some nice features on the displays too with a few cases with magnifying panels to encourage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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