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Nicolas Sursock Museum

Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 202 001
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A Slice of Our Recent Past

The Nicolas Sursock Museum is worth a visit. The building itself is quite lovely given that much of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rana E
Muscat, Oman
A nice old mansion, but not much of the mansion remains inside

To be fair, this is an art museum, and not a restored old mansion; but I had gone for the building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nicolas Sursock Museum is worth a visit. The building itself is quite lovely given that much of the face of old Lebanon has been decimated thanks to our "uncivil" war and the ensuing eyesore skyscrapers that have replaced the beauty of our old structures....More

Thank Rana E
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be fair, this is an art museum, and not a restored old mansion; but I had gone for the building. It is beautiful from the outside, and there are 3 restored rooms on the first level up; one very interesting.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know it's weird to write "I love this museum" in the subject line but I really do. It's got a comfortable space, it's in an old house which gives it character and their coffee restaurant is my favorite for get together with friends. The...More

1  Thank EAA111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sursock Museum is a grand Beirut house transformed into a contemporary art museum. The grand staircase on the exterior and the Sursock library are really the only surviving elements of the old home. The museum is home to a wonderful collection of Lebanese and...More

Thank 1Rahhalatun
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

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 is stunning !

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

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 visitors/children possibly offering arts and crafts activities to introduce them...More

Thank Soha S
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

A very cool and well organised art gallery with a nice looking cafe on premise. It beautiful showcases different types of art including an opportunity to play with an Oculus VR headset.

Thank Armen K
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The renovated palace in itself is worth the tour. They have different exhibition, after the visit just outside the museum stop at the cafe / restaurant it is a perfect place to enjoy a light lunch or a fresh drink or simply a nice coffee.

Thank warnery
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I love visiting contemporary art exhibitions, so a friend took me to Nicolas Sursock Museum. It's nice to see an old mansion turned into a museum, with focus on contemporary artists. Worth the visit for the house, the collection and entrance is free.

3  Thank Bruno C
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a beautiful building but it really comes alive at night when the stain-glass windows and building is lit. I think we visited this place more for the building than anything else. I would agree with a previous reviewer that 30-60 min is enough...More

5  Thank Independent R
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Omar K
10 February 2018|
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Response from Soha S | Reviewed this property |
No reservations needed. Free entrance. Please note that they close on Tuesdays.
Michalis C
27 August 2017|
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Response from josefigueira | Reviewed this property |
Free. No fee.
8 April 2017|
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Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
We did not eat at the museum. However, if you're looking for a great breakfast, I'd suggest Le Cafe Sursock which is about a half block away. The traditional breakfast is enough to share for two and was reasonably priced at... More