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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
Phone Number: +961 1 426 703
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Not large but well presented and some very high quality exhibits

Excellent exhibits, covering all the different civilizations in the region, at least up to about 1200 CE. A new basement floor recently opened, with some stunning sarcophagi... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent exhibits, covering all the different civilizations in the region, at least up to about 1200 CE. A new basement floor recently opened, with some stunning sarcophagi, mosaics and jewelery, well presented and explained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The NMB is located South of downtown, east to the hyppodrome. From Hamra a taxi: 6-8000 LL (4-6 US). Ticket: 5000 LL (really cheap... in Lebanon nothing is cheap). You have also a tablet, included in the price, with more explanations. You need 90' to enjoy this very well exposed archeological pieces. ENJOY!!!

Thank llampec
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I read in previous posting that it is not worthy to go. Sorry guys it is. This is a brand new museum has international standard. Historic items of Lebanon in very well displayed. it does not take to long to work around and the price is around 6 USD. They accept not credit cards or US dollars Only local currency!!

Thank MAF118
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When you enter the museum, on the right you have a room showing a small documentary (it is free). The show starts every hour. On the left you have the cashier where you can buy the tickets. Mind that they accept ONLY libanese pounds CASH. Before entering, ask for the free guide. They will ask you an ID and give... More 

Thank Andrea_Detto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent hours in the museum, it was very interesting! All the objects exposed have been found in Lebanon. Beautiful mosaics, a piece of a cedar log dating back to the 8th c. B.C.. Amulets and figurines from 4500-3200 B.C. Lots of poteries totally intact from the Bronze ages. My favorite was the sarcophagus of the Drunken Cupids from 2nd... More 

Thank Jeanne-Eline S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best places to visit in Beirut, their Museum. Can be exhausting when it's crowded, so better to not visit on weekends. A place full of surprises, and certainly dont disappoint, brings me to another thing of mystery.

Thank Marina H
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Lebanon this museum should be on your list of things you must see. The rich history of the are is beautifully encased inside this museum. Though not a huge museum it does contain artifacts from a variety of ancient civilizations including the Egyptians, Phoneticians, Romans, Greeks and many more. The artifacts are beautifully presented and the museum... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as it was a top attraction but we did find it a bit boring. There are 3 or 4 floors with lots of Roman remains casks, pottery, jewellery etc. The most interesting bit was the mummified bodies. It's cheap and worth a quick visit if you have time. Takes about 1 hour unless you read and study... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice place.. you have to go and see this alot of history and culture are there. almost free to access and you will enjoy

Thank Power S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent presentation in chronological order - putting exhibits into periodical contexts. The descriptions include geographical info, which is a good primer for visits to Sour, Byblos and other ancient cities.

Thank 96joshuap

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