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National Museum of Beirut, Beirut

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 500+ 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.
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  • Don't miss this very interesting permanent exhibition of funerary art from the Paleolithic to the Ottoman period well presented, informative
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  • What an awesome museum. Excellent location in downtown Beirut. They have a movie that plays which shows the history of the museum and how it all came together. Its two floors, its not a huge place so ...  read more »
  • Even if the museum is rather small, showed pieces are absolutely astonishing. But the most impressive are the ones that were destroyed on the Civil War. The melted bronzes give an idea of destructions...  read more »
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • So much history under one roof. A must place to see if you are a history buff and are visiting Beirut. But set aside at least a couple of hours.
  • An inspiring place to visit, a relic of ancient times and Phoenician achievements
  • Not a lot to be seen but would definitely recommend if if you were around the building architecture is amazing. You would see different relics from different eras in Lebanon
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