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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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This is such a well laid out Museum! Everything has the space it deserves as opposed to somewhere like the Cairo museum where everything is crammed in. This museum will only take... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is such a well laid out Museum! Everything has the space it deserves as opposed to somewhere like the Cairo museum where everything is crammed in. This museum will only take you a couple of hours to complete, but it's one of the most interesting and fascinating museums I've seen. There's mummy's, sarcophagus' and numerous other archaeological finds that... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit - the first floor in particular is very interesting with the history of the region.

Thank lindalC1470VI
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent museum showcasing the wonderful historical diversity of Lebanon. Some really amazing artifacts

Thank sean l
Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent about two hours roaming the halls of a great museum. Lovely setting and impressive collection. I would recommend to stop in, well worth the time and modest price for entry.

Thank Hosp16
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,413 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

About to celebrate its 75th Anniversary, the Beirut National Museum not only contains history but has literally lived through it. The museum was almost destroyed during the country’s civil war and literally rebuilt over the course of several years in the 1990’s. I visited here at the end of my week in the country after visiting the main archeological sites... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is a prime example of all that is required: well filled with exhibits, beautifully presented with richly sourced information and multilingual staff on hand for any queries. The exhibits themselves are pieced together bit by bit alongside the texts describing the visual history and explaining the information of the time. This leads to a very pleasant and easy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I should preface this by saying that i'm not a big museum fan anyway and it held my attention because of the mummies downstairs. Why they felt the need to put wigs on them, I have no idea but I like the layout of the museum and it was an interesting visit. Someone I was with said you need 3... More 

Thank Londonistania
Washington DC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Manageable size and a great variety of artifacts from throughout Lebanon's history. Wonderful backstory of protecting cultural heritage during the civil war. Don't miss the basement exhibits, which are also very well done!

Thank damandac
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually don't do museums but this one was beautiful and very interesting. I learned quite a bit and the pieces were amazing. I recommend it.

Thank Jorrell
Galway Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small museum by international standards but is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of entering. Incredible display of artefacts.

Thank Damian120

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