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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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  • Recommended by an online Lebanese friend, but none of the other locals I asked had even heard of it. It's a great use of leisure time especially on a rainy day; a very well displayed exposition. Also,...  more »
  • Best mineralogy displayed in a new museum on the beautiful urban campus of the Saint Joseph University on Damascus street. The minerals exhibition is very rich in gems, colors and classes all labeled ...  more »
  • I had the opportunity, by chance, to visit the Mineral Museum in Beirut, and I have absolutely not regretted. This collection of "raw" minerals not having suffered no change is impressive because of its forms which are close to abstract art and yet, are natural. Real jewels. A must see!
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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 😊