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National Museum of Beirut

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Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon
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All reviews civil war ancient artifacts three floors rich history gift shop on display different eras impressive collection audio guide two floors couple of hours two hours worth a visit entrance fee beautiful building phoenician exhibits
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting, small Museum In the Centre of Beirut, worth to visit, I recomended short film which you can See during sightseeing, it shows history of museum and reconstruction after the war.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tomasz K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice museum - takes about one hour to visit. Ideal on a rainy day. Very interesting tombes, friendly staff

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joycehauchart
Reviewed 5 days ago

Items realy older than 3000 years and even more very organized and affordable to all need parking space

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank pierre k
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The national museum of Beirut is very interesting and a must for every visitor to Beirut. You may need 2 to 3 hours there

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank georgemV4476ZU
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is amazing in content and presentation. It isn't too large, just enough to learn a great deal without being overwhelmed. Very well curated.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Raquel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of those things to do in a new city. It is better if you go to Byblos and get knowledge before a visit here. No guides at museum or informative films there, maybe it was time of year. It was such a wet and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Colette H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re into history and museums, this is definitely a place to visit during your stay in Beirut. The National Museum of Beirut holds artifacts and ruins of Lebanon’s vast history, which makes your feel like you’re in a museum in Italy or Egypt even....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank svanromondt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One enjoys every corner and detail in this "magestic" archeological museum. Luckily, it survived the Lebanese civil. war,It contains an enormous variety of statues, mummies, vessels, utensils, jewelry and several decorated sarcophagus from the Phoenician age in addition to other relics and artifacts dating from...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lamiasm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm usually not a big museum person but since it was raining, we thought we'd spend an hour in here. Turns out we were there for 2 hours! The history of Lebannon is incredible, and it's all on display here at this museum. Definitely worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nelsoli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this small, well organized, clean and well explained museum. Full marks!! After the first visit and after visiting Lebanon we decided to have a second go!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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July 27, 2018|
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Response from lamia a | Reviewed this property |
So others answered ..let me add that the Mim museum infront of it closes from 1 pm to 2 pm
Ghaliah A
June 13, 2018|
Response from CappadociaJohn | Reviewed this property |
According their website the hours during Eid will be different, but they don't list what it will be. I suggest you call the evening prior to going and confirming the hours. John
February 19, 2017|
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Response from HA12014 | Reviewed this property |
It's not expensive ... 5000 ll around 3 usd or 3 eur
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*****4 Days Hotel stay in Beirut + 4 Days Hotel Stay in Byblos******* NB: -I only mentionned names of sites. -Details of attractions can be found on Tripadvisor. Beirut can be split over two days. Day 1: Beirut -Breakfast at Zaytuna Bay. -Visit Downtown Beirut: *The Roman Baths (behind the Serail) *The clock Tower *St Georges Orthodox Cathedral (make sure to check the museum underground!!! It's breathtaking) *Take a look at The garden of Forgiveness on your way to Mohammad...More
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