Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  Lebanon  /  Mount Lebanon Governorate  /  Byblos  /  Museums  /  Memoire Du Temps
Memoire Du Temps, Byblos
(4.6/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
A trip to Memoire Du Temps allows you to see first-hand why Lebanon is considered the country with the largest collection of fish fossils in the world. What started as the fascination of one man, some 80 years ago, turned into a family business over time, and eventually became an important record of the country’s cultural and historical heritage. Explore the family museum to inspect numerous displays of different fossilized sea creatures found in the vicinity of Byblos. You can take a tour led by one of the brothers who own the place; they'll tell you the story of how their grandfather's passion was sparked by his discovery of a single fossil, and how that passion led to him building the museum. If you're lucky, you can even join an occasional fossil search led by museum staff. Make Memoire Du Temps a part of your Byblos vacation plans using our Byblos trip builder.
map
Create a full Byblos itinerary

Plan your trip to Byblos

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Byblos by other users

13 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Byblos & Kfardebian BY A USER FROM LEBANON December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Byblos BY A USER FROM LEBANON December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Byblos BY A USER FROM LEBANON December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM POLAND November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM POLAND November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM LEBANON December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Mount Lebanon Governorate BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • a great place to visit located in the souk of jbeil (byblos) you must visit this fossil shop "memoire du temps". specialized in fish fossils millions of years old, the staffs are dedicated to share th...  more »
  • A lot of small shops, with a lot of stuff for turists. But in the evenings it opens a lot of small nice pubs, and its crowded with people 
  • This small shop and studio showcases fossils found in the hills above Byblos. Some are only for display, though many pieces are on sale, ranging from the small and affordable (business card-sized exam...  more »