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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, Beirut
(4.7/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A must see museum. Such an astonishing collection sitting in the heart of Beirut. An amazing place for amazing and rare minerals showcased in an amazing display. Guided tour is highly recommended. 
  • I learnt a lot and saw a collection if stones which I had not seen ; even in Washington D,C. 's museum 
  • Seeing all the marvels of mother earth has an incomparable effect. The tremendous efforts of Mr Selim Edde to collect all these marvels is highly appreciable. I imagine how long time and researches he...  more »
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  • Excellent museum with a very impressive collection of previous stones and metals. Don't have to be a geologist to appreciate 😍💎💎💎
  • Fantastic mineral museum. I'm equally impressed by the architecture
  • world class museum
  • A must see for kids 5 to 99 😊