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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
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Exceptional Repository of Top Drawer Artifacts

The reviews that I read previous to my visit suggested basically a small and unexceptional museum. That the historical building itself is still standing, having been lovingly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 July 2016
Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The reviews that I read previous to my visit suggested basically a small and unexceptional museum. That the historical building itself is still standing, having been lovingly restored after the civil war, is reason enough to visit. It is on two floors and the items on view are of exceptional quality and I would even add rarity. It does not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

An interesting museum on a smaller scale than International Museums, not comparable to the British Museum in London or the Cairo Museum but still worth visiting. It is fascinating about where the exhibits come from all over the middle east. What was especially poignant was the film we were shown about the history of the museum and how parts of... More 

Thank michaelboneh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The national museum of Beirut is one of the most important museum in Middle East. Entry is not free it depends if you are Lebanese citizens or not . It is situated in the center of Beirut city , about 25 min from the airport. It contains assets from 2000 yrs before Jesus was founded in all Lebanese area .

Thank Nassim N
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

It is not large when compared to international museums, but there are interesting things to see there, the rich ancient culture of Lebanon, dating thousands of years. there are amazing statues, artifacts from Arabic, Roman, ancient Egypt, Phoenicians and many others..

Thank Abaham
Kennebunkport, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I spent about two hours here after visiting Byblos. I liked how things were organized and I found that it was not overwhelming as some museums can be.

1 Thank Allyn L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It is not a huge place as a visitor may expect. Still it is a very charming and cosy museum with an amazing collection of antiquity pieces. It has been recently beautifully restaured and some areas rehabilited. The set up is smartly organized with lighting that makes this venue extremely attractive especially at night, when the museum is open for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A great museum. Just the right size to give you an interesting centre through the periodic history of Lebanon. I spent around an hour here. Take a look at the mosaic in the NE corner. It has a bullet hole serving as a poignant reminder of the conflict. After you've walked around the place make an effort to watch the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The museum is relatively small but still manages to exhibit an interesting collection. I found the movie about the museum partiualry interesting since it showed how the collection was kept safe during the civil war. The building and it's interior is also lovely, and complements the collection beautifully. I would visit again :)

Thank Masha S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

A beautiful Lebanese Treasure that is under valued by its very own people. I would have loved to see the treasures that are not on display as I have heard several times that if they would want to exhibit all, they would need all of Beirut city center to do so.

Thank aks132016
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

It is one of the most amazing places that i have ever met in my life, rich history showing the cycles that the whole area went through for ages... I adore this place but it needs maintenance.

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