1- Beirut National Museum
The National Museum of Beirut is the principal museum of archaeology in Lebanon. The collection begun after World War I, and the museum was officially opened in 1942. The museum has collections totaling about 100,000 objects, most of which are antiquities and medieval finds from excavations undertaken by the Directorate General of Antiquities. About 1300 artifacts are exhibited, ranging in date from prehistoric times to the medieval Mamluk period.
2- Nabu museum, El Heri
Situated on the coast of the Mediterranean, at the village of El-Heri, in Ras Al Shaqa’, in the North of Lebanon stands the Nabu Museum. Named after the Mesopotamian patron god of literacy, the museum offers an exceptional permanent collection of Bronze and Iron Age artifacts representing Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Phoenician and Mesopotamian, and contemporary Lebanese cultures, in addition to rare manuscripts and ethnographic material.
3- Mim museum,Beirut
Mim is a private museum which exhibits more than 1400 minerals representing around 300 different species from over 60 countries. Mr. Salim Edde has built up this collection since 1997.
It features pieces originating from a number of renowned collections –both old and more recent– as well as from the major mining discoveries of our era.This collection is now considered one of the world’s paramount private collections for the variety and quality of its minerals.
4- Aram Bezikian museum, Byblos
Armenian Genocide Orphans, Aram Bezikian Museum in Byblos, is a museum that commemorates the genocide of millions of Armenians with pictures, documentaries, movies…
The newly opened museum is located in the facilities of “The Birds Nest” orphanage in Byblos. The orphanage, started in 1915 and led by American and Danish missionaries, took care of many thousands of orphans during and following the Armenian Genocide.
5- Saint Georges Cathedral museum, Beirut
Following the end of the Civil Lebanese war in 1990, and the destruction of Saint Georges Orthodox Cathedral. Dr Leila Badre and the cathedral’s management decided that they would build an underground museum to preserve the archaeological remains “in situ” (in place) and to display selected artifacts from the excavation.
Visitors entering the museum first see a cross-section of the ground where the excavation took place with each of the six eras of the cathedral history . Eight layers of occupation from the Hellenistic period to the present.
6- Gibran museum, Bcharre
In 1932, the content of Gibran’s studio in New York, including his furniture, his personal belongings, his private library, his manuscripts and 440 original paintings, was transferred to his native town Bsharreh. Today, these items form the content of the Gibran museum.
Originally, a grotto for monks seeking shelter in the 7th century, the Mar Sarkis (Saint Sergious) hermitage, became Gibran Khalil Gibran’s tomb, and was later turned into his museum.
7- Beit Beirut war museum
Built in 1924 by the Lebanese architect Youssef Afandi Aftimos and then raised by two further floors by the architect Fouad Kozah in 1932, the neo-ottoman style building known as the “Yellow House” or the “Barakat Building” stands on the crossroad of Damascus street and Independence street. The name of the Yellow House comes from the ochre-coloured sandstone used for its construction.