Nicolas Sursock Museum, Beirut

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  • First the localization A street with lot of old fashion House It s charming Second the Museum Building , so stylish The collection inside is really interesting and from different spirit The decoration...  more »
  • Sursock musuem hosts a great collection of art work from local and regional artists. Admission to the musuem is free. The building itself is beautiful. I just wish the museum had an area for younger v...  more »
  • A very pretty House of the beginning of the 20th century, rare in Beirut. A beautiful inner transformation. A very interesting permanent collection on local artists. In short, a great surprise.
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  • The Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum is housed in Nicolas Sursock’s former residence, built in 1912. The Museum’s architecture integrates Venetian and Ottoman elements that were typical in Lebanon at the turn of the century. The Salon Arabe, where Sursock greeted his guests, remains intact. The hand-carved woodwork that makes up its walls and ceiling was imported from Damascus in the 1920s. Some of the mansion’s original tiles are still visible on the first floor of the Museum. In 1999, the building was classified as a class A historical building by the Directorate General of Antiquities.
  • Nice space. Free museum and has free guided tours on regular basis also in English. It houses mostly Lebanese artists’ works. Nice to check out.
  • Beautiful architecture and paintings from mostly Lebanese artists tracing the cultural mouvements of the 20 century in the region. Nice restaurant and gift shop with Lebanese designer items.
  • A must visit museum if in Beirut. The building itself is worth the trip and the art is just as good. There is a small cafe that is great once you are done with the visit.
  • Sursock Museum should be visited; it makes Lebanese proud to have a museum space that is of international standards. As for the restaurant, it is what you expect a restaurant at a museum to be like; with a creative menu and placemat. The homemade potato chips provided as a side in our dishes were really good, actually they were much better than the beef in the sandwich. Let’s just say that I am more a fan of the museum itself than its resto.

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