National Museum of Beirut

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National Museum of Beirut
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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ASSkix
London, UK5 contributions
Must visit
Dec 2020 • Solo
Beirut natiol museum is a must visit when you are are in Beirut.
The miuseum is amazing and you can spend there about 3 hours and it is a must introduction for Lebanon
Written December 1, 2020
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jakeyboygetslost
London, UK224 contributions
Great building and interesting exhibition
Mar 2020 • Friends
This place was highly recommended and while it was interesting, there is very little information about the items on display as you walk round which detracted from the overall experience. The building is stunning and great to explore. The items downstairs including the bodies was interesting!
Written March 11, 2020
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R T
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
Unexpectedly wonderful
Jul 2019
The National Museum was on our to-do list, learning about the extremely rich history was insane! I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning about the history of Lebanon ... must say the mummy exhibit was super eerie but amazing! (I visited in July 2019) - The staff were also super lovely!
Written March 8, 2020
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JCD41
Scotland, UK9 contributions
A Real Gem
Mar 2020
This is a beautiful museum housing some fascinating archeological gems. Beirut has some truly fascinating history and it’s great a tiny portion of it is on display. The admission is very cheap and a real bargain compared to equivalent museums in other major cities. I would definitely recommend taking a couple of hours to look around.
Written March 7, 2020
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Freddy_on_trips
Montreal, Canada2,464 contributions
A wonderful visit - 15 Sep 2019
Sep 2019
The National Museum was on our to do list when we were to visit Lebanon. There was quite an amount of tourist groups but it didn't impact the visit. The entrance fee is very cheap 5000L.L. (around 3$ US) and you get to explore 3 floors including:
the sarcophagi downstairs and the 2 mummies. It was a very interesting visit as this museum has many of the items that were hidden during the civil war.

Overall : Highly recommended - be sure to go if you are in the area.
Written March 7, 2020
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Myles
Jounieh, Lebanon66 contributions
An exquisite treasure that must be seen
Oct 2019
The National Museum is not large, but it is magnificent. I visit it often because it occasionally undergoes change. The latest exhibits are exceptional. The sarcophagi are outstanding. The entrance fee is modest. It is well worth paying it. Treasures from all over Lebanon are housed here. I appreciate its accessibility and the depth of its coverage. Not surprisingly, the civil war period is not dealt with. This is a pity, but I understand a new musuem in Beirut will deal with this.
Written March 6, 2020
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Paul W
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First class museum- a must see when visiting Beirut
Jul 2019
This is an excellent museum which has a fascinating history of its own. If visiting Lebanon I would perhaps consider making it a first port of call in order to learn about the history of Lebanon and some of the places you are likely to see during your visit (Byblos, the magnificent Baalback, Tyre, Sidon etc. Make a day of it by also visiting the mineral museum which is also a gem (excuse the pun) and is just across the road. Have lunch in lively Badaro district a few minutes walk away. Maybe taking lunch at Ono the famous Armenian restaurant.
Written March 5, 2020
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LMSP
London178 contributions
Very well curated archeological museum
Feb 2020 • Friends
Very well curated archeological museum. One of the very best I’ve visited in terms of content, layout and explanations. Bravo! Worth starting in the basement and working your way up rather than leaving the basement until last.
Written February 24, 2020
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brian j
Ballyclare232 contributions
National treasure
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very interesting artefacts and detailed history about the distant past in Lebanon....some of the quality on show was breathtaking...Just a pity more recent events in history were not showcased
Written February 24, 2020
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK483 contributions
Archeological paradise
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is one of the best archeological museums I have ever visited. There are three floors with precious artefacts from all the periods of Lebanese history. Everything is nicely organised, there are descriptions in Arabic, English and French. We spent here around 1,5h, I wish we had even a little more as collection is really impressive. It was our last day in Lebanon so that was a good summary of our stay,as we had already visited many sites where the objects had been found.
Written February 20, 2020
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