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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  • August 12, 2017
    This place is amazing with lots of friendly staff ... its unknown as it is present in a university.. but it has lots of amazing minerals .. it is such a great place .. it is worth to go .. it is a mus...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Magnificent Museum including the creator delights, by his passion and his encyclopedic knowledge of minerals. The visit at which we had the opportunity to participate learned us a thousand things, and anecdotes of "hunting" of Mr Edde made this amusing world of insiders. A treat!
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  • August 9, 2017
    2 h 30 visit, I saw the time. This museum will delight the following people: aesthetes: the stones are chosen for their forms and their colors. Many are beautiful, some breathtaking (for example the wulfenite) chemists/scientists: all stones are referenced in large paintings of classification of the elements. There are all possible information (composition, history, etc.) in a very simple way. History lovers: the stones from around the world and each have a course. Some have unleashed passions before arriving at the MiM Museum. Children: the Museum is accessible to the younger. A few games designed for them. The Arsène Lupin: you quickly understand that many stones are unique and very valuable. Fortunately the treasure room seems well protected. A visit not to be missed, in the Beirut.
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  • June 12, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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!
  • July 16, 2017
    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
  • April 22, 2017
    Most interesting museum in lebanon. Recommended for kids. Adapted videos and games to explain fossils
  • March 16, 2017
    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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