Home Magazine Things to do A city that has a rich history and is filled with beautiful buildings and landmarks, Beirut is an interesting place to visit. One of the things that you must do is going to museums! #1 National Museum of Beirut View this post on Instagram AÑO: 1999 PAÍS : Líbano LUGAR: Museo Nacional de Beirut PROYECTO: Conservación de objetos y materiales pertenecientes a la colección permanente del MNB, almacenados en el sótano de dicha institución durante la guerra civil hasta su nueva re-apertura en octubre de 1999. ORGANIZACIÓN: Unesco, Direction Générale des Antiquités Beyrouth. ◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾ YEAR: 1999 COUNTRY: Lebannon PLACE: National Museum of Beirut. PROJECT Conservation of objects and materials from the permanent collection of the NMB, stored in the basement of this institution during the civil war until it's re-opening in October of 1999. ORGANIZATION: Unesco, Direction Générale des Antiquités Beyrouth. #dylancoxarqueoconservador #arqueoconservacion #conservacionarqueologica #archaeologicalconservation #arqueologia #archaeology #museums #museos #ucl #instituteofarchaeology #nationalmuseumofbeirut #libano #lebannon #beirut #unesco A post shared by Dylan Cox (@dylancox_arqueoconservador) on Apr 26, 2020 at 11:33am PDT Location: Museum Street, Beirut. The National Museum of Beirut is the main archaeological museum in Lebanon. It features 1,300 artifacts! #2 Sursock Museum View this post on Instagram Portraits #portraitphotography #portraitartist#sursockmuseum#loveart🎨 A post shared by @ lens_ofartt on Feb 9, 2020 at 12:19pm PST Location: Achrafieh. The Sursock Museum is one of the most renowned museums in Lebanon. It is the home of a large contemporary art collection which opened in 1961. Read more. #3 Beit Beirut View this post on Instagram Viewed from some angles, the yellow house appears a restatement of Ottoman elegance, its high arches and elevated terraces overlooking a district of tower blocks. From others, it is an eyesore, its crumbling sandstone walls riddled with bullets and saved from collapse by gray steel girders.⠀ ⠀ During Lebanon’s 15-year year civil war, the building commanded a crossroads known then as the “intersection of death.” The Christian militia that occupied the house turned it into a sniper’s nest. ⠀ ⠀ Funded with an $18 million grant from Lebanese and French authorities, Beit Beirut was envisioned by its architects as the first memorial of its kind: a museum, archive and visitor center to commemorate the country’s civil war. ⠀ ⠀ Read @leloveluck's full report on washingtonpost.com/world.⠀ ⠀ Photograph by @diego.ibarra.sanchez—@memoreporters for @washingtonpost⠀ ⠀ #beirut #beitbeirut #lebanon A post shared by Washington Post Photography (@washpostphoto) on Jan 14, 2018 at 8:59am PST Location: former Green Line Beit Beirut, also known as The Yellow House or Barakat Building. It’s an authentic Lebanese apartment building that was affected by the civil war. It is now a museum that commemorates the Lebanese Civil War. Read more. #4 Mim Museum View this post on Instagram Still dreaming of all the beautiful minerals on view at the Mim museum. 😍🌈 #mimmuseum #flourite #beirut #beautifulrocks A post shared by Brooke Gregson (@brookegregson) on Nov 28, 2015 at 10:21am PST Location: University of Saint Joseph. Mim Museum is one of the world’s most important private collection of minerals. It exhibits more than 1,800 minerals! #5 AUB Archaeological Museum View this post on Instagram #fertilitycultsoftheancientneareast #fertility #ancientreligions #ancientwisdom #cults #paganism #pagan #archaeology #archaeologylove #archaeologylife #history #historia #historyfreak #historylovers #historylover #Gods #amulet #magical #aubmuseum Female fertility figurine, clay. Bronze Age (ca. 2700 BC), Euphrates valley, AUB Museum Beirut. Living the sacred was part of day to day life in the Ancient Near East. Fertility was seen as a potent concept determining survival and perpetuity. Many clay female fertility figurines where unearthed in the Near East. Most of them have column shape bodies, elaborate hairstyles, necklaces and bracelets. Some are shown holding their breasts, a testimony to the maternal dimension. But the identity and excat function of the figurines is still unknown. Who is shee? A goddess, a ritual object, a votive offering, a vehicle for working magic or fulfilling wishes, a talisman for protection, or simply an ancient woman's embodiment of herself? A post shared by Heritage and Roots (@heritage_and_roots) on Oct 15, 2015 at 11:00am PDT Location: American University of Beirut. This museum is one of the oldest in the region! #6 Villa Audi Mosaic Museum View this post on Instagram A post shared by Danya (@danyababanya) on Oct 10, 2018 at 4:10pm PDT Location: Achrafieh. It’s a museum and an art gallery at the same time! Villa Audi houses mosaics from around the word! #7 Museum of Lebanese Prehistory View this post on Instagram A post shared by Valerie (@tamrazvalerie) on Apr 6, 2019 at 9:11am PDT Location: University of Saint Joseph. The museum displays a collection of animal and human bones, pottery, tools, etc. The items featured were recovered in the 19th century. #8 Banque Du Liban Museum View this post on Instagram Most valuable paper money -the 1000 swiss franc- on display at the museum of Banque Du Liban #swissfranc #lebanon #beirut #banquedulibanmuseum #banqueduliban #museum #moneycollection #collection #papermoney #papermoneycollection #money #switzerland A post shared by Dory Saliba (@findingdo) on Apr 9, 2016 at 3:48am PDT Location: Sanayeh, Beirut. The BDL Museum displays all the banknotes and coins that have been issued by the Central Bank of Lebanon. #9 Robert Mouawad Private Museum View this post on Instagram #hechizoo Going to Beirut… inspire by places on beautiful Lebanon!!! Love middle east!!! #handmade #peace #jorgelizarazo A post shared by hechizoo (@hechizoo) on Sep 23, 2017 at 7:06pm PDT Location: Zokak El Blat. The palace that was turned into a museum features objects of value such as ancient mosaics, jars, pottery, jewelry, precious stones, etc. You can also find there a rare collection of books. #10 Planet Discovery View this post on Instagram Les farandoles pendant leur journée d'été à Planet Discovery 💗🌍 Toujours souriantes 👧🏼🌻 A post shared by Groupe Val Père Jacques | AGDL (@gdlvalperejacques) on Jul 29, 2016 at 3:32am PDT Location: Beirut Souks. Planet Discovery is where kids meet science!