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National Museum of Beirut, Beirut

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National Museum of Beirut survived the area's frequent conflict and adversity, preserving a diverse collection of archaeological objects. Opened in 1942, the museum exhibits roughly 1,300 artifacts excavated from the country's earliest prehistoric settlements and sites dating back to the more recent Mamluk dynasty. Roam across two floors of displays, stopping on the hour at the audiovisual room for a short film depicting the collection's preservation during the war years. Exhibits are displayed in English. Work out when and for how long to visit National Museum of Beirut and other Beirut attractions using our handy Beirut itinerary planner.
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  • An Amazing collection of Greek and Roman and Iron age archeological; finds from Lebanon. The newly opened basement with the restored Roman tomb and the 25+ Sarcophagus is incredible. This was totally ...  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful and well managed museums I have seen in recent times. This is a heaven for history lovers. Artifacts from all over Lebanon have been preserved well. Keep about 2 hour...  more »
  • Very nice Museum, filled with statues and objects reflecting the history of the Phoenician civilization. Each element has a very clear description.
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  • One of the best places to visit in Beirut, their Museum. Can be exhausting when it's crowded, so better to not visit on weekends. A place full of surprises, and certainly dont disappoint, brings me to another thing of mystery.
  • Incredible museum which hits you with its beauty as soon as you enter. It has been painstakingly brought together (please watch the audio visual presentation on your right as you enter) and presented beautifully. A must visit for everyone. Will firmly become a favourite!
  • Beirut national museum is the first museum to go to when you visit Lebanon, it is also a very pleasant place to explore the region's history through archeological findings.
  • Best history of lebanon
  • Oct 2014 - It's not a big museum but a good one to see artefacts and history of Lebanon. The layout of the museum is simple to navigate. Easy to get to and from city center.