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The National Museum of Damascus

Shoukry al-Qouwatly St, Damascus, Syria
+963 (0) 11 2228566
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Ranked #14 of 29 Attractions in Damascus
Type: Museums
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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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109 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
64 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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225 reviews 225 reviews
61 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
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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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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119 reviews 119 reviews
72 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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London, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

Not many people pay this place a visit and i wonder why the museum is literaly full of gems and rare artifacts just be prepared that it lacks appropriate organization and everything there is written in arabic ... don't miss the synagogue and the islamic section

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