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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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  • One of the most overlooked museum in the city, surprisingly, is our own National Museum!!! It is simply AMAZING and has a whole new wing open (downstairs) containing tombs and various other items. The...  more »
  • The highlight of the collection is a display of 31 anthropoid sarcophagi discovered in Sidon, south of Beirut. The white marble sarcophagi resemble mummy cases in shape, each bearing a unique, beautif...  more »
  • This well-organized and beautifully laid out museum, contains one of the most astonishing collection of ancient artifacts I have ever seen! The collection of Phoenician marble sarcophagi are laid out ...  more »
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  • The National Museum is an iconic landmark building at the heart of Beirut city. Lebanon and Beirut have a rich history stretching all the way to the stone age and artifacts from various periods are on display at the museum. The museum, by any means, is small and can be toured in one hour or so. Though I like it, I feel Lebanon needs a bigger museum that highlights its culture through the ages.
  • Amazing experience of visiting the rich national museum. The exhibits artifacts and vintage stuff take you back in time. The place will roughly need you to spend around 2hours there touring the basement, ground floor and 1st floor. Everything is well exhibited in place.
  • The new display is so good! Lotta nice things to see and makes you proud of Lebanon's rich history
  • Great museum. Well organised and with fantastic archeology treasures.
  • A very nice touristic attraction with lot of intresting sculptures, mosaïc, and ancient ruins.