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National Museum of Beirut

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Address: Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon
Phone Number: +961-1-426703
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A beautiful museum, symbol of Lebanon's resilience

It is the number one museum to see in Beirut, a beautiful visual summary of Lebanon's long and complicated history. The Phoenician section is outstanding, and the displays world... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is the number one museum to see in Beirut, a beautiful visual summary of Lebanon's long and complicated history. The Phoenician section is outstanding, and the displays world class. It is an important reminder of the importance of the Phoenician culture in the ancient world, starting with the Phoenician Alphabet - the oldest verified Alphabet- which influenced the Hebrew,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Located on the former Green Line, this is Beirut's major cultural institution and is an essential stop for all visitors to the city. Its impressive, magnificently displayed collection of archaeological artefacts offers a great overview of Lebanon’s history and the civilisations that made their home here. Highlights include the famous, much-photographed Phoenician gilded bronze figurines found buried near the Obelisk... More 

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Monterrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum has been thru a lot as it was almost destroyed in civil war but the manage to rebuild it quite well, you can see several fine pieces of history there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lebanon is very very rich historically, culturally .... How can this be the only known historical museum ? Too sad for this amazing countryyyy love from France

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Thank Miraskaf
Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum in Beirut has a nice collection of items displayed for the visitors, unfortunately it is not huge and not properly marketed. The best items come from the Phoenician era, while other items come from different civilizations that ruled the area. There is a nice artisan shop at the entrance as well, where you can buy special gifts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting and plenty of things to discuss with kids and teens. Even education to adults. Lots of pictures to take.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really into museums as a rule and not often on our travel itinerary but as we had some time to kill we decided to visit. Actually amazing relics on display and very interesting education as to the many civilisations that ruled Lebanon over the millennia.

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Thank Abbprivate
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The national museum is a rough gem, it was refurbished recently but did not get the proper marketing to attract visitors. It has an impressive interior and the collection is well kept and displayed. A must visit!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum, not too big. On the Rh side of the entrance watch the movie about history of the museum.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nicely arranged artifacts from different ages of history, this is a must see attraction for culture.

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