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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 1 426 703
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I spent hours in the museum, it was very interesting! All the objects exposed have been found in Lebanon. Beautiful mosaics, a piece of a cedar log dating back to the 8th c... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When you enter the museum, on the right you have a room showing a small documentary (it is free). The show starts every hour. On the left you have the cashier where you can buy the tickets. Mind that they accept ONLY libanese pounds CASH. Before entering, ask for the free guide. They will ask you an ID and give... More 

Thank Andrea_Detto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent hours in the museum, it was very interesting! All the objects exposed have been found in Lebanon. Beautiful mosaics, a piece of a cedar log dating back to the 8th c. B.C.. Amulets and figurines from 4500-3200 B.C. Lots of poteries totally intact from the Bronze ages. My favorite was the sarcophagus of the Drunken Cupids from 2nd... More 

Thank Jeanne-Eline S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best places to visit in Beirut, their Museum. Can be exhausting when it's crowded, so better to not visit on weekends. A place full of surprises, and certainly dont disappoint, brings me to another thing of mystery.

Thank Marina H
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you visit Lebanon this museum should be on your list of things you must see. The rich history of the are is beautifully encased inside this museum. Though not a huge museum it does contain artifacts from a variety of ancient civilizations including the Egyptians, Phoneticians, Romans, Greeks and many more. The artifacts are beautifully presented and the museum... More 

Thank WildNarf
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as it was a top attraction but we did find it a bit boring. There are 3 or 4 floors with lots of Roman remains casks, pottery, jewellery etc. The most interesting bit was the mummified bodies. It's cheap and worth a quick visit if you have time. Takes about 1 hour unless you read and study... More 

Thank Eatingoutlots
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place.. you have to go and see this alot of history and culture are there. almost free to access and you will enjoy

Thank Power S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent presentation in chronological order - putting exhibits into periodical contexts. The descriptions include geographical info, which is a good primer for visits to Sour, Byblos and other ancient cities.

Thank 96joshuap
Spoleto, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the finest museums of antiquities I have visited, which was restored after the tragic civil war in Lebanon, which also hit Beirut very hard. All the exhibits have been designed to clearly show their important features, with appropriate explanations in Arabic, English and French. I was able to cover most of the important exhibits in a... More 

Thank Donal O
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very rich museum of lebanese national antiquities but shows only a few elements of lebanon islamic and arab history

Thank Hadillah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure to see at what time is the little video before you start the visits. This video is at fixed hours and no flexibility.... and when asked personal is not helpful. Rich museum with nice museography and nice lighting.

Thank Patrick H

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