Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, Beirut

4.9
#2 of 24 in Museums in Lebanon
Wander through the underground halls of Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, which dazzles with the various colors and shapes of both minerals and fossils. This private museum holds the collection of Salim Eddé, boasting nearly 1,500 minerals from more than 60 countries. The thematic displays include a trophy room with the finest specimens acquired in auction battles, and a treasure room with precious minerals. The geography room displays objects by country of origin, while in the radioactive section you can see uranium and thorium and learn about fission. Plan your Mim Museum - Mineral Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Beirut using our Beirut online trip itinerary builder .
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  • A beautiful museum with beautiful pebbles with colors and incredible shapes. There's also a nice fossil spot with a. Poetic installation. A museum to see absolutely in Beirut
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  • Suitable for most people. You don’t have to be seriously into rocks to enjoy these beauties. And if you like crystals, you could be there for a long time with the most beautiful displays I’ve ever see...  more »
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  • Wow - what a collection! I definitely wasn’t expecting something so impressive from such a modest entrance to the exhibition. The specimens are beautifully displayed and the lighting really highlights their uniqueness and brilliance! Super impressive and definitely worth a visit if you’re in Beirut and a bit of a geek 🤓
  • My host in Beirut recommended a visit to the MIM after the nearby National Museum. Wow! I am glad I had time. What a stunning collection or minerals from around the world. This once private collection is now on display for all of us to experience. I have a new appreciation for geology after seeing this. It is a very unique museum and added to my glowing impression of Beirut.
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