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. 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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  • The museum is located in the basement of the USJ university. It’s a private museum founded by S. Edde and containing his private collection of gems. The museum Is really modern and interactive. It’s d...  more »
  • Gosh, what do I say about MiM - only that it is stunning and if I lived in Beirut, I'd be here all the time. One of the most intriguing passion projects that you will have the privilege of viewing. Do...  more »
  • A beautiful Museum with very beautiful pieces but it's a shame to come to the Lebanon to see stones from around the world. I recommend to visit rather typically Lebanese places like mosques or archeological museum
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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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