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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  • The museum displays a massive amount of minerals. Entrance fee 4$ for adults, discounts for students. Very instructive and suitable for people from all backgrounds. They also display a wide collection...  more »
  • OK, if you are coming to Beirut, you have to find 2 hours to visit this place. No matter what is the reason of your visit to Beirut (work or vacation), you have to visit this museum. So many minerals ...  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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