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Nicolas Sursock Museum

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Address: Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
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+961 1 202 001
00:00 - 21:00
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Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 00:00 - 21:00
Fri - Mon 10:00 - 18:00

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Great museum of Modern Art

It is a small museum in a historic buidlung in a very nice area. Mostly modern paintings of local artists from 20. century. free entrance! nice Café after the visit

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a small museum in a historic buidlung in a very nice area. Mostly modern paintings of local artists from 20. century. free entrance! nice Café after the visit

Thank ChrisFRAGER
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this museum somewhat on a whim due to the suggestion of my tour guide. Nicolas Sursock was a wealthy Lebanese aristocrat who bequeathed the building and a number of pieces of fine art to the city after his death; everything was renovated about a decade ago to the tune of $12 million dollars and it shows; the museum... More 

Thank midway42
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The exhibitions on the upper floors are wonderful. The design and general architecture of the building is superb. On the lower ground floors there are various installations which are some of the best I have ever visited. Treat yourself to this wonderful Museum

Thank DeborahCambridge
Surabaya, Indonesia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a lovely save with art work curated by Nicolas Sursock from the 1950s until the civil war began. He arranged a sequence of traveling shows over the years that brought foreign collections in to Beirut and collected some wonderful lebanese art over the years leading up to the civil war.

Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Sursock museum is one of most beautiful displays of art in beirut, it is The touch of art in the heart of beirut

2 Thank Aida A
Willowbrook, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy modern and contemporary art, this is a great place to visit. The museum is located in the renovated private villa of Nicolas Sursock and is a delight to walk through. The museum showcases the work of various Lebanese artists through paintings, sculptures and other art forms. Admission is free although a donation is gladly accepted.

Thank Susan L
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit destination in Beirut. The status of the building is immaculate, the Arab room is an architecture reference, and the museum shop has lovely items for house furnishing. Usually there are temporary exhibitions.

Thank josefigueira
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This museum has lost its spirit. The display is cold and impersonal. They used to have labels in French and Arabic tout French has disappeared in what is still the French-speaking neighbourhood of Beirut. They could have a trilingual display as it is in Mim museum. The art collection is poor and disappointing

Thank Omran B
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It was a night for the museums and many museums in Lebanon were participating at this event and we're free to the public...from outside it's an old building renovated; three main floors to be discovered...one is a contemporary art that is nice...another one is the owner's belongings such as an old desk and other stuff...outside the museum there's a small... More 

Thank Issa M
Philadelphia, Mississippi
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I may be too judgmental but having been to many major/minor museums around the world I found this museum's permanent exhibit disappointing. Fortunately in the lower level exhibit space they had a very nice juried contemporary art exhibit which I enjoyed making the Uber fare there and back worth it.

Thank lovetravel282015

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