The National Museum of Damascus

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The National Museum of Damascus

The National Museum of Damascus
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Moritz73
Paris, France180 contributions
One of the world's greatest museums
Oct 2021
This is one of the great museums in the world, which, due to the circumstances, has not received as many visitors as it would have otherwise. On my part, it was an impressive experience to be able to return here for the first time in over 15 years. The museum displays artefacts representing the millennial history of Syria very clearly and attractively. Some of these artefacts are truly incredible and there are so many that several are displayed in the garden, which merits a visit itself. I hope that soon, many more people will be able to enjoy this astonishing place.
Written October 16, 2021
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Ben M
Toronto, Canada585 contributions
A Must-Do in Damascus!
Dec 2019 • Solo
It is well worth a visit if you’re in Damascus.

Very interesting and old artifacts. The exhibits are historically significant. And, there is much to see and learn.

If you can arrange a tour guide, it would make the visit that much more educational.

By the way, the Museum is next door to the Turkish Mosque and a cute little market.
Written December 28, 2019
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rwyhuang
Toronto, Canada510 contributions
Beautiful Contemporary Museum
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is a beautiful, contemporary and brightly lit museum with a number of antiquities reflecting the various civilizations in Syria’s timeline. It also reflects what was locked up and saved during the war, and so is still in recuperation. The exhibits are well-curated, its clean with a beautiful minimalist setting. The outside gardens are beautiful as well. No cameras allowed inside.
Written September 3, 2019
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Damien
Tralee, Ireland3,327 contributions
Small but very good
May 2019 • Solo
Small but very good
Good staff
Great artifacts
Well laid out and in great condition
Great stamps for purchase in shop
No photos inside
Written May 6, 2019
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Mathias S
333 contributions
Good to visit - if open
May 2018 • Solo
I visited the museum several years ago, when it was open. Then it was definitely worth a visit.

There are some statues in front of it, but the main attraction from outside is the gate taken from Umayyad Hir al-Gharbi desert castle (early 8th century). It has magnificent details, although only partly preserved.

Inside, there are, among others:
- some insides of the tombs from Palmyra, very nice
- the unique paintings of the synagogue of Dura-Europos
- many, many other ancient artefacts.

One could not make pictures inside.
Written April 13, 2019
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alfonz79
Madrid, Spain94 contributions
The best of Syria
Oct 2017
From its entrance related to the original facade of "Qaser el Kheir al Sharqi" till the amazing sinagoge inside of Doura Europous, it's amazing to discover this museum h Damascus !!! Remember that you are going to see here the first cuneiform alphabet of the WORLD founded in the city of Ugarit ( Latakia ) ✌🏼
Written October 2, 2017
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George Marrash
London, UK82 contributions
Go back in time
Jul 2016
Being here is your chance to go back in time
I enjoyed seeing the old stuff and learning about old times in Damascus
You have to visit this when you are in Damascus
Written June 10, 2017
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Martin Z
Switzerland2,088 contributions
Great Syrian history and heritage
May 2017 • Business
Although only the garden exhibition is accessible and also this part, besides the museum and its annexes, would urgently be in need of maintenance, I give here an 'Excellent' overall rating for this amazing Syrian historical heritage site, which is located about a kilometer north-east of Omayyad Square adjacent to Barada river. The reception at the gate was very courteous and friendly, and given that only the garden area is currently accessible, they have waived the entrance fee. It's a beautiful very old garden with numerous ancient shady trees and bushes and a pond with a goose family, which seemingly enjoys the peaceful environment. Near the entrance there is a coffee shop were people meet for a chat and have a rest. The garden with its vast exhibition and its countless very old and different precious pieces from various eras is a real treasure for history interested visitors but also for persons who just like a peaceful, green environment in the center of a busy and at times noisy city. Its a place to relax, seat on one of the many available benches, or walk around also when it is sunny and hot [...] the park is spending shade and moiste and time flies by. However, Syria with its great capital Damascus has certainly seen and experienced a whole lot in the past centuries, and after more than six years of difficult times, all its inhabitants really deserve now that the time changes and gets better, and may peace finally prevail for this country to get back on its feet in one piece in order to approach once again a bright, prosperous and 'golden' future.
Written May 1, 2017
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Ahmed Ammouri
82 contributions
Very nice garden and museum
Jun 2016 • Friends
I enjoyed the walk in the garden and loved the museum. If you're a history lover then it's a must visit for you.
Written June 23, 2016
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Lissacaha
Ireland114 contributions
Only the garden remains open
Jun 2016 • Business
It appears that the museum proper has been closed for most of the past four years, but the garden surrounding it remains open with an entrance fee of 750 Syrian pounds. There are several archaeological bits and pieces dotted round the garden but sadly none of them are labelled so it's difficult to know what period they come from. The garden has an air of total neglect, which is a pity as even under the present conflict situation so many of the public areas in Damascus are surprisingly well maintained. Unfortunately not really worth visiting at present.
Written June 18, 2016
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