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Robert Mouawad Private Museum

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Address: Army road - zokak el blat, Beirut, Lebanon
Phone Number: +961 1 98 09 70
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Crazy collection of mega-valuable jewels

You cannot imagine what you can find in this usually empty private museum next to the UK embassy. In an converted old mansion surrounded by actual Roman columns, a small fee paid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Bennelong
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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154 reviews 154 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

You cannot imagine what you can find in this usually empty private museum next to the UK embassy. In an converted old mansion surrounded by actual Roman columns, a small fee paid to a sleepy guard lets you in to wander round rooms full of things like Heidi Klum's $10m diamond-studded bra and the world's second-biggest diamond, worth a gazillion... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I visited the place in the evening to attend a wedding dinner but had the chance to visit it the Museum too.. Fabulous.. Mesmerizing inside and outside...

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Uk
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a wonderful place... the building itself and the interiors. The collections are wonderful too. The glass is probably one of the finest collections that we have ever encountered. The jewellery is totally bling! The place is very difficult to find, but ask for the British Embassy and it is almost next door. The grounds looked lovely but as... More 

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Robert Mouawad Private Museum collection and building are worth a visit when in Beirut. While the $20 is a little steep, the collection boast an interesting mix of antiquities and jewelry. As well as Lebanon's first flag. Mouawad is known for creating stunning diamond encrusted Victoria Secret lingerie, a few of which are on display. The Excelsior diamond, one... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Found the building eventually, tucked down a side road but we could not find and entrance to the museum. The only doors we found were well and truly locked and there was no one in sight to provide any assistance. Warning - taxi drivers understand museum to mean National Museum, whatever name you put in front of it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The mansion belongs Mouwad family, a well known name in the fashion industry and the designer of the million dollars bras for Victoria Secret The garden is a peace of heaven in the heart of a busy city If you like going to museums then this one should be on the top if your list

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Esher, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Packed with wonderful objects in a beautiful building. The centre piece was a spectacular giant diamond. Well worth a visit when in Beirut assuming you can navigate past the military security check point and barbed wire on the street outside.

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Baghdad, Iraq
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

When i visited that museum i was with my friends, all of my friends keep complaining about it . . . Saying that it is so small and that we shouldn't waste our time there But am telling you that you should visit it if you have a heart attached to Beirute . . . Like my heart

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I enjoyed visiting here more for the building itself rather than what was inside it. The small garden was lovely and the architecture of the building was fairly impressive. Minimal entrance fee.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Surrounded by all of the noise of the city around it, and the soldiers with guns this is a bit of silence in lovely gardens in the centre of the city.

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