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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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  • A must-see place is valued very impressive ancient ruins there were very impressed with the whole family, especially a comb
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  • A museum that is worth seeing. It not only shows part of the history of the Lebanon. Or as they tried to protect their culture during the Civil War. But one of the lesser-known civilizations, the Phoenicians.
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  • This is a small museum but very nicely organized. We didn't first realized that there was a below level. We found that level while looking for the rest rooms. Do not miss the level. There are mommies ...  more »
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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.