National Museum of Beirut survived the area's frequent conflict and adversity, preserving a diverse collection of archaeological objects. Opened in 1942, the museum exhibits roughly 1,300 artifacts excavated from the country's earliest prehistoric settlements and sites dating back to the more recent Mamluk dynasty. Roam across two floors of displays, stopping on the hour at the audiovisual room for a short film depicting the collection's preservation during the war years. Exhibits are displayed in English. Work out when and for how long to visit National Museum of Beirut and other Beirut attractions using our handy Beirut route builder site .
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National Museum of Beirut Reviews
Great place to visit, its exhibits are spread on 3 floors. The museum is well designed, and pieces are beautifully displayed, one of the most interesting museums I have ever visited more »
Líbano es un país muy antiguo en el que las culturas fenicias, persa, griega, romana, bizantina e islámica, junto con los doscientos años de las cruzadas, la invasión de los mamelucos, y posteriorment... more »Lebanon is a very ancient country in which the Phoenician, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic cultures, along with the two hundred years of the Crusades, the invasion of the Mamluks, and later Ottoman domination, left a mark on the country. All this art is unbeatablely exhibited in this magnificent museum, with relatively few pieces, but all of great value
It's definitely not a large place for a country with such a rich history, but it's perfect for a few hours. The building itself is beautiful, not to mention everything exhibited. The staff are also welcoming and helpful, definitely worth visiting!
Very nice cool and calm museum. Not a huge number of artifacts, but enough to keep you occupied for a leisurely stroll round. My advice would be to visit the sites (Baalbek, Byblos) first and then come to the museum after - that way you will know the context of what you are looking at in the museum.
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