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Nicolas Sursock Museum

Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 202 001
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Lost grace

A big residential building has been allowed on part of the land of the garden; thus the museum does... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
miberno
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Beirut, Lebanon
Great museum of Modern Art

It is a small museum in a historic buidlung in a very nice area. Mostly modern paintings of local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChrisFRAGER
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A big residential building has been allowed on part of the land of the garden; thus the museum does not appear so magnificent as it is and it should. Partly shadowed, it looks now as overwhelmed and threatened by a nasty giant.

Thank miberno
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
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...More

Thank midway42
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
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Tom R
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
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...More

Thank Susan L
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
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Omran B
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Issa M
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ImanLily
I heard that there is a restaurant in the museum that serves good breakfast. What's the price range of their menu? Thanks!
8 April 2017|
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Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
We did not eat at the museum. However, if you're looking for a great breakfast, I'd suggest Le Cafe Sursock which is about a half block away. The traditional breakfast is enough to share for two and was reasonably priced at... More
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Julie V
Bonjour, le musée Sursock est-il gratuit ou payant? Et quand rouvre-t-il ? Merci
6 April 2015|
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Response from Issa M |
c'est gratuit Julie
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