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National Museum of Beirut

Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 426 703
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Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon
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+961 1 426 703
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"civil war"
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"greek and roman"
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"ancient artifacts"
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"french and english"
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"different eras"
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"audio guide"
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"impressive collection"
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"on display"
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"two floors"
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"two hours"
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I'm not a big museum person, but this is a must-see of the very best antiquities from Lebanon/Phoenicia. When you're elsewere in the country, you'll see reference to discoveries that are now in the National Museum, so it's helpful to see this place before touring....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a very good museum but the explanation tags were located very low, we had to kneel down to read.

Thank Neslihan S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's definitely worth the walk to the National Museum of Beirut. Well laid out in a logical timeline, good descriptions and very interesting artefacts on show. I particularly liked the jewellry from the different periods. If you like history then this is a must see.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the nicest museums I have ever visited. It is just the right size so that you can see it all but not be overwhelmed. It is spacious and all the exhibits are easy to see and, very importantly, almost all are...More

Thank DougF45
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not very big, but it id magnificent collection of ancient artifacts - since fenician period. Whole ancient history in few pillules is there. In the lowest, underground level they are sarcophages - must to see!

Thank Marek M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful collection set beatifully and thoughtfully, good examples of periods and locations from throughout the region.

Thank Jon4fun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this medium-sized museum before going to the ancient ruins of Lebanon. I liked it very much. Some nice pieces of history while the entrance fee was very low. the phenician little figures were awesome! The sarcophagus is legendary! nice work and great to...More

Thank LeonardROSM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A medium size museum but a must for your Beirut visit. Easy to get around and well lit. Very interesting Middle Eastern styles on exhibit and some lovely Hellenistic examples too. The small bronze figurines were fascinating and to think they were common household items...More

Thank CappadociaJohn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Museum of Beirut is a little gem with astonishing treasures from the last many thousands of year. The displays are really nice and spacious so you have a good glance at all the details. The location is a little of the beaten track...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting some of the major archeological sights (such as Tyre, Byblos, Anjar, and Baalbek), it is certainly worth visiting this beautiful museum. It is packed with artifacts from various parts of Lebanon, yet still on a human scale: while one easily spends at least...More

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Nikki_Gold_USA
19 February 2017|
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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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Lucocinn
12 May 2016|
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Response from Rita A | Reviewed this property |
New Year's day is official holiday, no museum would be open on such a day. Good time to visit Lebanon.
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26 October 2015|
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Response from 761joycea | Reviewed this property |
I was there two weeks ago and they said they were not able to take credit cards for entry, only in the gift shop.
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