Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Lebanon  /  Beirut  /  Mim Museum - Mineral Museum

Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, Beirut

4.9
#2 of 28 in Museums in Lebanon
Specialty Museum · Museum
Create an itinerary including Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
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. Plan your Mim Museum - Mineral Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Beirut using our Beirut online trip itinerary builder.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Mim Museum - Mineral Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
317 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Stunning specimens. Gift shop was small and nice too. Was a nice break from the summer heat and sun. 
    Stunning specimens. Gift shop was small and nice too. Was a nice break from the summer heat and sun.  more »
  • What a gem in Beirut 😊 It was way beyond my expectation Do you need to spend at least an hour lots of things to see 
    What a gem in Beirut 😊 It was way beyond my expectation Do you need to spend at least an hour lots of things to see  more »
  • I had the privilege to join a private guided tour by the founder of this beautiful museum, Mr Salim Eddé. I cannot decide which was the most astonishing : the exhaustive collection of minerals or his....  more
    I had the privilege to join a private guided tour by the founder of this beautiful museum, Mr Salim Eddé. I cannot decide which was the most astonishing : the exhaustive collection of minerals or his....  more »
Google
  • This is the best museum ever in Lebanon! Minerals will blow your mind and its all original and real. More than amazing, everyone has to visit and it worth a second visit.
  • The museum shows an amazing collection of minerals. It is an absolute go to in Beirut! Enjoy the sheer beauty of the minerals and don’t forget to read the scientific explanations using the QR codes to learn how all these minerals are created in nature!
  • The collection is good and definitely worth seeing, but I can't recommend it currently because of their mask rules. This is probably the only place in Lebanon that still forces you to wear a mask (oh, you didn't bring one? Don't worry, you can BUY ONE at the entrance). Even toddlers have to wear a mask. I feel like this is a rule meant to appease leftist western donors of the university. The worst part is it's really hot in there too while they force you to wear a mask.
  • I had never visited such a museum before, there are few museums in Beirut. Although, every part of Beirut is a historical museum. I was very impressed with the tour. I shopped at the museum shop. Definitely buy natural stone with very affordable price. You should definitely see it up close. It is also within the university.
  • Mindblowing and super inspiring collection of minerals. Very affordable as well. Absolutely worth a visit, both for locals and tourists!

Plan your trip to Beirut

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.