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.
Tours To National Museum of Beirut
National Museum of Beirut Reviews
This place was highly recommended and while it was interesting, there is very little information about the items on display as you walk round which detracted from the overall experience. The building.... more »
The National Museum was on our to-do list, learning about the extremely rich history was insane! I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning about the history of Lebanon ... must... more »
History is summarized in here very well. To see real objects is better than just reading books. Many cultures were passed through in this area since human history was started.
Very nice museum. Great space and interesting exhibitions. If you like a bit of history, it is a must see place in Beirut.
Plan your trip to Beirut
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Beirut
Side trips from Beirut
See all ›
See all ›
Hidden gems in Beirut
Nearby attractions in Beirut
Plans to National Museum of Beirut by other users
3 days in Beirut BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Beirut BY A USER FROM IRELAND March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM LEBANON June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM LEBANON June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Lebanon, Israel & Egypt BY A USER FROM TURKEY August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Lebanon BY A USER FROM LEBANON May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium