Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, Beirut

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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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  • I only went to visit as it was super close to the National Museum but I'm glad I did come along. Seeing some of the most unique gems  more »
  • When I first went to Mim, I was not expecting much. I did not think that I would be awed by its collection. It is close to the National Museum, but it offers another perspective on Lebanon. The...  more »
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  • A must visit. You see minerals from all over the world. You are amazed by nature's creation. The entrance is minimal 6000 l.l for adults, 2000l.l for kids between 12 and 18 and free for kids under 12. I recommend it for all ages. It has also interactive screens that are very interesting and helpful to understand more about chemical elements of the minerals. If you are lucky you ll get a tour with Salim and then you ll be amazed more by the story of each piece. The display is also very well designed to capture you each time from a different point of view either by type or region or rarity. And there is another section about the fossils of Lebanon. The whole experience is very interesting. Parking is available and the museum is wheelchair accessible.
  • A real delight. Thankful to have had to the opportunity to go this museum. The location was convenient and the minerals being showcased were breathtaking. The informative video at the end of the museum was also quite impressive. I recommend this museum to any and all tourists, especially non-mineral experts like myself who simply appreciate how wonderful nature is.

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