10 Museums You Must Visit In Beirut

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

Location: Museum Street, Beirut.

The National Museum of Beirut is the main archaeological museum in Lebanon. It features 1,300 artifacts!

#2 Sursock Museum

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. 

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#3 Beit Beirut

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.

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#4 Mim Museum

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

Location: American University of Beirut.

This museum is one of the oldest in the region!

#6 Villa Audi Mosaic Museum

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

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

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

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

Location: Beirut Souks.

Planet Discovery is where kids meet science!