Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, Beirut

4.9
#2 of 22 in Museums in Lebanon
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 .
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  • When i visited this museum for the first time, i was so impressed. A second visit was mind blowing. Never thought that nature can produce such incredibly gorgeous minerals.  more »
  • the National Museum we want to enter, just across was closed, said they expect that the opening of beklemişiz super great must-see ...
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  • Didn't know mother nature harbored so many treasures. Before visiting this museum I was only vaguely aware of the existence of minerals. Elements I remembered from chemics lessons at high school. Howe...  more »
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  • Very nice museum of metals and metallic minerals collected from all around the world. You find gold, silver, platinum and many other metals. In addition to that the museum organizes temporary expositions. This year it was on fossils found in Lebanon. The museum is the result of cooperation between the business man Salim Eddie and the Université de Saint Joseph of Beirut. The entry is free for children under 12 years and 9000 Libanese pounds (six US dollars) for adults.
  • Meticulously curated collection. Really great for kids (big shiny objects, holograms, fossils, videos, fun couches in the video room...). My niece's main feedback was "i love science!"
  • If you are interested in minerals and rocks be ready to get amazed. Its a must to visit. Make sure you have enough time for it because you will want to see every detail. Amazing.
  • amazing experience. amazing collection. amazing people. i think this is one of the must do's.
  • This review is about security at the museum. Museum is really amasing. The security was unfortunately shoking. I do not mind security measures and I do not mind to open my bags etc. But I do mind when a security guy opens it on his own without asking me first. I also had a second bag and he asked me to leave it with him. When I came back, I just found my bag unattended. I guess the security should be improved!

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