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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 route builder site.
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  • I didn't want to drain my phone battery to use the flashlight but when I went it was needed because the electricity was out. Otherwise it is a lovely small museum. 
    I didn't want to drain my phone battery to use the flashlight but when I went it was needed because the electricity was out. Otherwise it is a lovely small museum.  more »
  • There are 3 floors in the museum. Lots of educative info boards and labels to architectural, historical, and geological artifacts. The display of the mummies is awesome. One can easily spend a half... 
    There are 3 floors in the museum. Lots of educative info boards and labels to architectural, historical, and geological artifacts. The display of the mummies is awesome. One can easily spend a half...  more »
  • Not too large so if you take your time it is a nice one to explore. Make sure to check the basement also. 
    Not too large so if you take your time it is a nice one to explore. Make sure to check the basement also.  more »
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  • Arrived at Museum at 1pm, during the Museum visit the electricity turned off and then at 2pm get rudely asked to leave because the museum has to close even though their closing time is officially 5pm. Staff member outside the door smoking, disregard for peoples health who are entering the museum. Great museum horrible staff and service.
  • Really cool museum! Didn't know about the underground floor and it's the coolest one! Free entrance for students!
  • Maybe post your correct hours so tourists don’t spend $30 traveling across the city to see your old paper sign attached to the museum hours sign on the building. It’s not difficult to change your hours in Google. Give it a try. Note to travelers-they close at 2pm, NOT 5pm.
  • Once you see it ... You feel that time has stopped ... A very weard impression because what you have seen inside seems not reflect at all what is simply outside the "messy " actual city "Beirut " and the awesome Museum ! Big big gap !
  • Great place, even if it is a bit small but it's still an amazing collection with interesting artifacts, definitely swing by when in the area

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