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National Museum of Beirut

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Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon
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All reviews civil war french and english ancient artifacts three floors rich history gift shop different eras on display audio guide impressive collection green line two floors couple of hours two hours worth a visit entrance fee beautiful building
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very useful. Not very big. Gives a compete picture (to the extent possible) of Lebanons rich history.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rishi S
Reviewed yesterday

The museum is not overwhelmed with pieces but what is there is well-worth seeing. Works, like the tiny Phoenician statues, which I had never seen before.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emlchampagne
Reviewed yesterday

I've been to lots of museums in the Mediterranean that feature antiquities, but there is stuff here that I have never seen anywhere else. Good size, too: plenty to see, but not so huge that I felt overwhelmed. A trip to Beirut is not complete...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 3 days ago

A truly great collection, we arrived for opening time and had the place almost to ourselves, highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hussein E
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a mid-size museum, with a very impressive collection. You can cover everything in less than an hour. The most impressive was the Sidon sarcophagi, located in the basement. A must see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fluz1962
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a good sized museum - not too big or small - that has a collection of very interesting artifacts, some of which you will recognise if you have visited the sites in Lebanon where they were found. The National Museum is a short...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JuliaD_UK
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its a nice place to visit if you are into historical and ancient mosaics, and sarcophagus, they play a documentary every hour which explains the war of Lebanon. the basement was the highlight of my visit, seeing the mummies and tombs. its worth a visit....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lebanon was the land of many old civilizations and this museum is a must for people who want to learn about those civilizations and the history of Lebanon and the Mosaic of the country

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WorldCT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the kids last month to visit the national musem of beirut and i was totally surprised. After its renovation it is really established, clean, organized and spacious. Every monument had a clear description in 3 langages and a bar code for the ones...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MiraHayekHarfouch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into history, this museum will offer you an amazing look on Lebanese history in this beautiful and very well managed museum. Interested vestiges and facts will be an eye opener and leaving this place you won’t feel or think the same. Highly...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Michnuj
27 July 2018|
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Response from lamia a | Reviewed this property |
So others answered ..let me add that the Mim museum infront of it closes from 1 pm to 2 pm
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Ghaliah A
13 June 2018|
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Response from CappadociaJohn | Reviewed this property |
According their website the hours during Eid will be different, but they don't list what it will be. I suggest you call the evening prior to going and confirming the hours. John
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Nikki_Gold_USA
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Response from HA12014 | Reviewed this property |
It's not expensive ... 5000 ll around 3 usd or 3 eur
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