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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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The museum is simply amazing! The only museum that has this variety of civilizations and all coming from lebanon. The lower level reopened recently is just stunning. It is simply... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is simply amazing! The only museum that has this variety of civilizations and all coming from lebanon. The lower level reopened recently is just stunning. It is simply breathtaking and a must visit if you are in beirut or even if you live in lebanon. The entrance is 5000 LL (3.5$ approximately) and you can take an ipad... More 

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had to go and see the little token warriors from the Crusader Castle at Byblos. I was not disappointed. There are some other really interesting exhibits, the little boy sculptures and the mosaics and the jewellery. Sadly also the museum's own history of being destroyed in the civil war.

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Dhour El Choueir
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For all history enthusiast, the national museum will satisfy your curiosity. You will be awed by what you see , be it jjewelery, statues, mosaic, etc. Allocate 3 to 4 hours to enjoy and grasp everything and make sure to start your tour according to the chronoligical time. A movie is displayed in a room to the right of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful and well kept museum--one of the best I've ever seen. There were hardly any tourists when I visited (granted, it was Coptic Christmas weekend!) but the staff wandered around eager to assist where they were needed. The museum showcases the past of Lebanon. It's engagement with Phoenician, Greek, Egyptian, and Ottoman pasts. The artifacts are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this museum is small by international standards but has super high quality exhibits - a must visit for locals & tourists alike!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One day before we went to Byblos . The guide told us to visit the museum if we want to see the original heritage. There were replicas and photos in the site . So we went and were very lucky cousecit was the free day ( saturday ) 3 floor museum very well decorated was more than we expexted. Absoulately... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in beirut ... newly renovated specially the lower part of the museum ... very interesting.. it should be seen

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, rich archaeological museum that's continuing to expand (there is a great new exhibition in the basement). The museum has an easy-to-use app (if you don't want to download it, you can borrow one of their tablets while you tour the museum) so you can go at your own pace and get all the explanations you need.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolutely brilliant museum that is well curated and tracks the ancient history of this fascinating country. This is a must do when in Beirut and is two hours very well spent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Informative, interesting and very well laid out, a must also is the short film. I would highly recommend a visit here

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