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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. 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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  • Visiting this museum is a must: do not limit your time there, ask for a guide and enjoy the beauties of Mother Nature. It is a fantastic journey...  more »
  • I only went to visit as it was super close to the National Museum but I'm glad I did come along. Seeing some of the most unique gems  more »
  • When I first went to Mim, I was not expecting much. I did not think that I would be awed by its collection. It is close to the National Museum, but it offers another perspective on Lebanon. The...  more »
  • A must visit. You see minerals from all over the world. You are amazed by nature's creation. The entrance is minimal 6000 l.l for adults, 2000l.l for kids between 12 and 18 and free for kids under 12. I recommend it for all ages. It has also interactive screens that are very interesting and helpful to understand more about chemical elements of the minerals. If you are lucky you ll get a tour with Salim and then you ll be amazed more by the story of each piece. The display is also very well designed to capture you each time from a different point of view either by type or region or rarity. And there is another section about the fossils of Lebanon. The whole experience is very interesting. Parking is available and the museum is wheelchair accessible.
  • A real delight. Thankful to have had to the opportunity to go this museum. The location was convenient and the minerals being showcased were breathtaking. The informative video at the end of the museum was also quite impressive. I recommend this museum to any and all tourists, especially non-mineral experts like myself who simply appreciate how wonderful nature is.
  • This was one of the best museum experiences I’ve ever had!! The collection is incredible and full of rare and unusual stones. There are also videos and plaques where you learn more about the different types of rocks. There’s a UV display room which was incredible. The treasure is probably the highlight.
  • We have visited the museum multiple times with kids. And its still fascinating. Very rich. Big collection. And super informative. I definitely recommend a visit even if you are not into museums just because the visual in itself is something to see.
  • Amazing exhibition, it is something you can not miss, you will be overwhelmed with the number of minerals, colors and shapes that you would see! The fossil exhibition and the video is very interesting specially for foreigners! Highly recommended. You can visit the national museum and walk for around 10 mins to reach MIM mineral museum, the location is very convenient!

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