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  • Address: Museum Street, on the corner of Damascus St. and Abdallah El Yafi Ave., Beirut, Lebanon
  • Hours: Tues–Sun 9am–5pm
  • Admission: Adult: 5000 LP; Student/Child: 1000 LP

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National Museum of Beirut Tours

An essential stop for all visitors to Beirut, the National Museum features an impressive, well-displayed collection of archaeological artifacts from throughout the ages, offering a thorough overview of Lebanon’s history. Entry into the National Museum of Beirut is a staple of most historical Beirut walking tours.

The museum collection is displayed in chronological order, beginning in prehistory and ending in the Ottoman era. The circuit begins on the ground floor, where you’ll find various ancient statues and mosaics. The museum’s upper level features more than 1,000 artifacts from the Bronze and Iron ages, as well as from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Mamluk eras, all arranged by theme. Of its many artifacts, the Phoenician gilded bronze figurines found buried near the Obelisk Temple are probably the museum’s most famous.

Insider’s Tip: The museum’s audiovisual room near the entrance plays the documentary Revival every hour from 9am and 4pm, covering the restoration, revival and reopening of the National Museum.

Practical Info

The National Museum of Beirut is located a 15-minute walk south of Sodeco Square.

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