National Museum of Beirut
National Museum of Beirut
4.5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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jakeyboygetslost
London, UK217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Loubna a
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Actually I went with my Mom and I am not a teen nor a child. We like to know more about the country we are in and there is no better place than the national museum. We were impressed and only one thing didn't go well. The hours of visiting are not accurate here and the museum closed at 2 pm as a result we couldn't see everything at one time.
Written March 23, 2023
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Kanyakumari_11
Madrid, Spain17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
I loved the Mational Museum of Beirut. It helps you so much to understand the rich history of Phoenia. The wonderful sarcophagus of Ahiram, of Achilles, the Ford collection of sarcophagi; the Abduction of Europa mosaic, Tyre hypogeum, bull protome, Eshmun Tribune are a few of many interesting objects of this museum. I visited the museum before going to the different cities and archeological sites. Personally I would have visited the museum after to look at the exhibits with more knowledge.
Written October 21, 2023
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AlexisChan
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
beautiful artefacts to be seen. It is a must to visit, being in Beirut, especially if you will go to the historic sites later. Interesting information. Very professional restored after 1995, don't forget to see the movie about the restoration.
Written January 3, 2020
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24Marie-Madeleine
London, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Don't miss the National Museum in Beirut. We walked from Place des Martyrs to the museum. It is a well designed museum and I particularly admired the fantastic mosaics. Don't miss the short film showing how the museum and its content were saved during the civil war. The shop sells good taste souvenirs.
Written January 28, 2020
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ArtyGr
Leiden, The Netherlands616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We spent one hour in the museum, but it was far too short. The richness of the collection is stunning. The published guide is excellent and gives much more information about the artifacts than on the labels (a must for history buffs, even if you only read it afterwards)
Written May 6, 2023
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Myles
Jounieh, Lebanon104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
London225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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