National Museum of Beirut, Beirut

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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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  • Its a nice place to visit if you are into historical and ancient mosaics, and sarcophagus, they play a documentary every hour which explains the war of Lebanon. the basement was the highlight of my vi...  more »
  • This museum is spacious. There are beautiful objects to see, clearly indicating where they are found and from what year they are tribes.
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  • 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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