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National Museum of Beirut

Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 426 703
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“civil war” (75 reviews)
Corner of useum Street, Damascus Street and Abdallah El Yafi Avenue., Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 426 703
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Museum is a bit smaller that I had in mind. It is over 2 floors with a basement level. The displays were truly amazing with interesting artefacts on the Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines etc. Unfortunately, there were a number of exhibits that were destroyed during the...More

1  Thank funkykiddo
Reviewed 6 November 2016

National Museum is one of the must visit place but not for the collection it has just you do not have so much alternatives. It is really small and at most 2 hours (even if you exaggerate) will be enough. Still I can guarantee you...More

1  Thank Sevilay Y
Reviewed 4 November 2016

They had to foresight to save all of the relics during the conflict. You have to go and see to really appreciate what has been done.

Thank BigPine1733
Reviewed 2 November 2016

For any lover of archeology and history, this museum is compulsory. The challenge for Lebanon is, of course, that there is so extremely much of it! Any time era would have warranted a museum of its own. This one is nevertheless beautifully made, a high-class...More

1  Thank Gunder G
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The museum is certainly a must visit if you really want to understand Lebanon's history. The short documentary at the beginning gives the visitor an idea of what Lebanon's rich and troubled history is like, also through what the museum suffered throughout. The exhibition is...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

A cut above the average museum visit because of the historical artifacts most over several thousand years old. And a very open, well lit and well arranged museum. The original curator protected the large icons during the civil war by encasing them in concrete. The...More

Thank dorothyandrichard
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Really interesting museum. Not too much so no chance of the dreaded museum boredom. Also wonderful to see how the artifacts were inventively protected during the war.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 26 October 2016

It could be improved in a much better way. It took maximum an hour to tour both floors of the museum , interesting but not really worth it.

Thank Johnny R
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The museum has a representative exposition of works of art, waepons, jewels, artifacts and so on, from all peoples who have passed through the Lebanon in past millennia and left their traces. Captions in Arabic, French and English.

Thank Susanna M
Reviewed 22 October 2016

well presented museum, with only the truly best artifacts being presented, so it is not overwhelming with information or stuff, does not become boring, yet gives great idea of history of Lebanon for the last couple of thousands of years.

Thank dobroszp
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Does anyone know the ticket prices?
19 February 2017|
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Response from HA12014 | Reviewed this property |
It's not expensive ... 5000 ll around 3 usd or 3 eur
I'm planning a trip to Beirut around New Years. Does anybody know if the Museum is closed both New Year's eve and New Years Day? The website only says it's closed on holidays but doesn't specify. If so is this the same for all museums in the city?
11 May 2016|
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Response from Rita A | Reviewed this property |
New Year's day is official holiday, no museum would be open on such a day. Good time to visit Lebanon.
Can one pay for an entrance ticket with a credit card?
26 October 2015|
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Response from Hisham E | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. But if you pay in cash, they do not accept Dollars in this museum. Only Lebanese Lira