National Museum of Beirut, Beirut

4.7
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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 route builder site.
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  • This place was highly recommended and while it was interesting, there is very little information about the items on display as you walk round which detracted from the overall experience. The building....  more »
  • The National Museum was on our to-do list, learning about the extremely rich history was insane! I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning about the history of Lebanon ... must...  more »
  • This is a beautiful museum housing some fascinating archeological gems. Beirut has some truly fascinating history and it’s great a tiny portion of it is on display. The admission is very cheap and a.....  more »
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  • History is summarized in here very well. To see real objects is better than just reading books. Many cultures were passed through in this area since human history was started.
  • Very nice museum. Great space and interesting exhibitions. If you like a bit of history, it is a must see place in Beirut.
  • One of the most wonderful museums I ever visit! Breathtaking expositions and history. I love that place ❤️
  • For a historic power house that Lebanon was over the millennia, this museum is a port representation. It has some interesting artifacts, but not enough to represent all stages of the history in the region. But still was worth the visit, which you pay entrance fees.
  • Beautiful museum chronicling Lebanon's history. Very well laid out and definitely worth a visit! Make sure to follow the signs to view the museum in chronological order.

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