National Museum of Beirut Tours

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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.

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The National Museum of Beirut is located a 15-minute walk south of Sodeco Square.
Location
Address: Museum Street, on the corner of Damascus St. and Abdallah El Yafi Ave., Beirut, Lebanon
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Hours: Tues–Sun 9am–5pm
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Admission: Adult: 5000 LP; Student/Child: 1000 LP
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Beirut Super Saver: Beirut Historical Walking Tour plus Day Trip to Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa

Experience the best of both worlds on this Beirut Super Saver Tour that combines two of Viator’s most popular Lebanon experiences! Spend your first day exploring the capital city on a three-hour walking tour with an expert guide. Make stops at the National Museum of Beirut, historical monuments and the famed Nejmeh Square. Day two, you’ll head out of the city to explore ancient archaeological sites, wander through the Byblos Castle, take in epic Harissa views and make a stop at the beloved Jeitta Grotto. This incredible deal combines two top tours and saves travelers 10 percent!
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Historical Beirut Walking Tour

Discover the best of Beirut on this 3-hour walking tour, led by an expert guide. Learn about the city’s roots as a Roman city-state, and how it has risen and fallen, and retained its liberalist character through the centuries. Enjoy photo stops at the Martyr’s Statue, admire Nejmeh Square in the downtown district, and see other landmarks as your guide shares their secrets and stories. Finish with a visit to the National Museum of Beirut, a treasure trove of archaeological finds that chronicle both the city’s and Lebanon’s history.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Beirut - Beiteddine - Deir elQamar (full day)

Pick up from your hotel at 09:00 to visit the National Museum in Beirut.Visit the Beiteddine people’s palace, and learn more about the 18th and 19th centuries, the making of Lebanon’s modern history. Visit Mussa palace, a man’s dream came true, three levels of an interesting gallery and guns museum.Now to the old capital of Mount Lebanon once said?  Deir el kamar today, is indeed a traditional well preserved town. Explore the village, walking around the old tight streets.Back to your hotel around 17:00
  • Duration: 6 to 7 minutes
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 minutes
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