Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  Lebanon  /  Beirut  /  Museums  /  National Museum of Beirut

National Museum of Beirut, Beirut

(4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Beirut itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Beirut

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Beirut by other users

7 days in Beirut BY A USER FROM EGYPT April, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN May, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Beirut BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Beirut BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Beirut BY A USER FROM CROATIA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM GEORGIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM GEORGIA March, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Beirut BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM MALTA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM KUWAIT April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe, Beirut & New Delhi BY A USER FROM CANADA June, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: June, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Classical history museum. In a way is a pretty alive place as it shows the signals also of the civil war on the building and the exhibitions. Is nice to follow all the stages on the old history as the...  more »
  • I guess this museum is one than more important in the world. They have a spectacular collection from Phoenicia, romans and others. Go Bey, go this museum! 
  • They have now opened a new basement floor with an exquisite collection on some funeral related customs of the regions- the sarcophagos and mummies etc. It is as unique and great as the rest of the col...  more »
Google
  • 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.