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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, Beirut

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Wander through the underground halls of Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, which dazzles with the various colors and shapes of both minerals and fossils. This private museum holds the collection of Salim Eddé, boasting nearly 1,500 minerals from more than 60 countries. The thematic displays include a trophy room with the finest specimens acquired in auction battles, and a treasure room with precious minerals. The geography room displays objects by country of origin, while in the radioactive section you can see uranium and thorium and learn about fission. A visit to Mim Museum - Mineral Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Beirut itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • This museum is amazing and unique,satisfaction guaranteed Thanks to Selim Edde we had the chance to see this private collection it makes your dream.......... and while leaving the place you feel peace...  more »
  • If we were to order museums in Lebanon, Mim would win the first place. A unique diverse collection of minerals. Very Colorful, very neat and well preserved. Museum perfectly organised, by type, by cou...  more »
  • I had to visit this place and I don't regret it at all!. Is the most astonishing private collection of minerals I even seen, managed by the Saint-Joseph university and located within their premises. V...  more »
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  • A hidden gem that is completely worth a visit if you wish to continue your emotional education, and learn a bit about geology at the same time. Great collection of gems from all around the world, displayed in an elegant way.
  • This is one of the top mineral museums in the world. Salim Edde built this collection and museum to show it, and the MIM museum should be on everybody's list of things to see in Beirut. I came all the way from Texas to see it. Bravo! Don't let my photos fool you, there are thousands of colorful things, and the coolest shapes, all created completely by nature. Don't hesitate, and go!
  • Очень интересный музей, богатая коллекция минералов со всего мира. Зал окаменелостей с интересной видеоинсталяцией. Очень дружелюбные сотрудники. Пришла за полчаса до перерыва, пригласили вернуться после его окончания с тем же билетом. В итоге любовалась этой красотой часа два
  • Most interesting museum in lebanon. Recommended for kids. Adapted videos and games to explain fossils
  • I liked it so much and it has impressive collections from all around the world and wonderful stones and I liked the Lebanese fossil section 😍

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