Nicolas Sursock Museum, Beirut

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  • This museum is located in the nicest area of Beirut and had a very nice permanent exhibition, but what touched me the most was the photo exhibit in the lower level. And the architecture of the buildin...  more »
  • The building is beautiful, the permanent exhibition is very interesting, borrowed from the east and the West, in the image of Lebanon. The temporary exhibition of Mars is a nugget. To do!
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  • A must see in Beirut, even if you are not heavily into Middle Eastern modern art. Fascinating insight into the history of one of the city's leading families, and a very nice cafe/restaurant as well.  more »
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  • A stunning building and a wonderful collection of contemporary art. Lebanon has had a checkered modern history and the artists convey this experience and its impact on the minds of the population beautifully. There is a wonderful balance between the elegance and opulence of the architecture from a period of wealth contrasted with the harsh and confronting contemporary depictions of how the rest of Lebanon suffered during subsequent wars and current political situation
  • A bit small but very nice in a way that you get to know Lebanon through the stories told by pictures, videos and so many more. One star less due to the lack of imagination how to offer more attractive souvenirs. So many art pieces are so genius but there are just no souvenirs about them. Existing souvenirs are boring AF and overpriced
  • The building itself is worth visiting and the collection is really interesting and diverse. The ground floor hosts temporary exhibitions and the lower ground floor was hosting the Autumn exhibition of 31 pieces and installations. Definitely worth playing a visit to this gem in Beirut!
  • Really loved this building. The temporary exhibition was worth a look, the permanent collection is relatively small. Worth an hour for a wander. The highlight really was the beautiful building itself and stained glass windows. If walking, approach via Saint Nicholas steps, lovely walk!
  • You may want to visit the museum just to admire the architecture. Sadly, little is left from the original interior layout, but was left is worth seeing. The museum has a small permanent collection, but it's nonetheless interesting. The grand hall features exhibitions and competitions that may or may not be interesting as this depends on personal taste. If you are in Beirut and would like to have your cultural fix, then the museum is a must. Btw, entrance is free.
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