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The National Museum of Damascus

Address: Shoukry al-Qouwatly St, Damascus, Syria
Phone Number: +963 (0) 11 2228566
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Ranked #14 of 29 Attractions in Damascus
Type: Museums
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum with world class collection of sculpture and artifacts, the building is impressive as well specially the façade which was the gateway to Qasr al-Heer al-Gharbi

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Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I visited Syria in 2012 from 10 May - 22 August '12. Yes, indeed it was a very long visit. Yhe museum is located between Damarose and Four seasons hotel at Shoukry al-Qouwatly St, Damascus, Syria. Here you can sense the dawn of civilization....how it started. If my memory does not betray me, then you will be able to see... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This facade was brought from Palmyra that was once a desert palace/military camp. This is right at the entrance of museum and the most impressive part of the museum. There are lots of marble and terracotta statues from Palmyra and an underground buriel chamber and many other historical artifacts.

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Sydney, Australia
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The entrance to the museum is a wonderful doorway but then upon entering you go through a series of dirty little boarded alleys to visit the rooms open. The gold and the statues are very interesting but can be difficult to see due to people trying furtively to take photos away from the eyes of the guards. The collection here... More

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Dubai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Its quite small place, in a central area, has a nice gardin..

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Damascus, Syria
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189 reviews 189 reviews
71 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

This is one of the top ten Museums of the world!! Located just outside the old city of Damascus and on the old river it is a must see tour. The gardens have a vast number of old statues and columns, it is nice to just walk around these before entering the museum. Once in side the museum simply take... More

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Doha, Qatar
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58 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

this very important for the archeology lovers,, a lot important pieces..ok not like in Turkey, being fair, in Turkey these are toooo much but here it is somehing to discover

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Despite much of the museum being under renovation this is still a must see in Damascus. The collection has some truly incredible pieces from a place in the world that was central to the development of civilization. This is a collection thatndeserves much betterbpresentation and interpretation. Given the present problems in Syria it may well be some time before this... More

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Krakow, Poland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

The museum is located in the city center next to the old train station. The building is pretty nice and I advice to spend a minute and look at it from outside. The whole collection is spread over to wings. In the museum one can find a lot of exhibitions from the ancient times mostly form excavations throughout Syria. The... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2010

Over half the museum's display area is closed for reinstallation. Judging by the very poor labeling of the other exhibits this is long overdue. The synagogue is not viewable and there are piles of builder's debris by its entrance. On the day I went in October, tens of busloads of tourists were crammed into the few galleries open.

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