Museums / Mount Lebanon
List of Museums in Mount Lebanon:
Byblos Site Museum

The Museum offers an overview of the excavations undertaken in the site of Byblos. The history of Byblos, from Prehistory to the Arab and Medieval periods, is illustrated with finds related to these periods as well as thematic panels shedding light on the daily life of its inhabitants.

Address and Contact:

Byblos Citadel

Tel: 09 540001 - Fax: 01 612259

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Summer)

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Winter)

 

 

Louis Cardahi Foundation & Museum

A cultural and museographic center focusing on the history of Jbeil-Byblos situated in a traditional house to the south of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

Address and Contact:

Byblos, medieval quarter

Tel: 09 540310 - 09 541854 - 03 223755

Fax: 09 942860

Website: www.louiscardahi.com

E-mail: fondation@louiscardahi.com

Opening hours: Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Other days by appointment.

 

 

Byblos Fossils Museum

The Museum exhibits a wide variety of fossils, featuring mainly fish, found in the area of Byblos as well as other Lebanese regions. It contains a number of rare specimens from private collections in addition to the museum’s collection.

Address and Contact:

Souk of Byblos

Tel: 09 540001 - Fax: 01 612259

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Summer)

8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. (Winter)

 

 

Mémoire Du Temps

Our exhibition can go back in time 100 million years with our largest collection of fossils extracted from Haqil, Hgula and Ennamoura, three villages internationally known for their rich quarries of fossils, fish, crustaceans and plants, and for their unique species highly conserved in the world. Visitors are provided with all sort of information related to the studied and exhibited pieces.

Address and Contact:

Byblos, Citadel Area

Tel: 09 547083 - 03 742099

Website: www.memoryoftime.com

E-mail: abisaad@memoryoftime.com

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Wax Museum

The Museum displays wax statues and life scenes from Phoenician Period to modern times.

Address and Contact:

Byblos, Mar Youhanna, Morcos Street

Tel: 09 540463 - 03 395537

E-mail: chawkiah@terra.net.lb

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Pepe Abed Museum

Pepe Abed has set up his own museum adjacent to the Fishing Club restaurant, in an 800 years old residence, featuring his personal collection of antiquities. The museum is supervised by UNESCO.

Address and Contact:

Byblos, old port area

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Expo Hakel

Expo Hakel is the first museum specialized in local fossils. It contains more than 500 specimens on display divided into different species of fishes, rays, plant, crinoid, crustaceans… The majority of these species are extinct. All the fossils were found in Hakel and are around 95 million years old.

Address and Contact:

Hakel Main Road, Caza Byblos

Tel: 09 770012 - 03 708287

Website: www.expohakel.com

E-mail: info@expohakel.com

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 

St. Maron Monastery Museum

The monastery has a small museum describing the life of Saint Charbel Makhlouf. Also exposed are his clothes stained with blood, his many coffins and remains.

Address and Contact:

Aannaya, Caza Byblos

Tel: 09 760130-1-2-3-4

Fax: 09 760135

Website: www.saintcharbel-annaya.com

E-mail: info@saintcharbel-annaya.com

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Summer)

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Winter)

 

 

Our Lady Of Ilije Monastery Museum

The monastery used to be the residence of the Maronite Patriarcat from 1120 to 1440. It preserves the oldest maronite icon dating back to the 10th century.

Address and Contact:

Mayfouq, Byblos Caza

Tel: 09 765506

Fax: 09 765505

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:30a.m. to 7:00p.m.

 

 

St. Charbel Church Museum

The museum is situated in the hall just before the church (the narthex). It exhibits archaeological finds like capitals and columns bases, tombstones, mosaic fragments, all dating to the roman and early Christian periods. We can also find the only crusader tomb in Lebanon attributed to a certain Anne Boulanger buried in 1241.

Address and Contact:

Maad, Caza Byblos

Tel: 09 750139

 

 

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art « MACAM »

A new artistic and cultural space, “Macam" is dedicated to exhibitions, documentation and preservation of art in Lebanon. This great exhibition is marked by metal, wood, stone, and ceramic installations, as well as mixed arrangements.

Address and Contact:

Alita – Caza Byblos

Tel: 01/330994 - 03/271500

Website: www.macamlebanon.org

E- mail: info@macamlebanon.org

 

 

Sculptor Boutros Farhat Museum

The museum includes two internal and external sections; it involves 185 sculptures whose dimensions vary between half to around 3 meters, while the stones are either national or foreign, besides this museum dates back to the year 1991 with various topics such as the women, the Phoenicians, the biform and general culture.

Address and Opening hours:

Town of Jaj – Byblos

Phone: 03-254283
E-mail: Art.boutros@hotmail.com
Facebook: Artist Boutros Farhat

Opening Hours: All times in coordination with the sculptor by phone



Juliusz Slowacki Museum

A wing of the Saint Antoine Convent, converted into a museum, is dedicated to the memory of the Polish poet Juliusz Slowacki who visited Lebanon during his trip to the Orient where he wrote his famous patriotic poem entitled Anhelli.

Address and Contact:

St. Antoine Convent, Ghazir, Caza Kesrouan

Tel: 09 925001 / 09 926951-2-3

Visit by appointment.

 

 

Our Lady Of Bzoummar Convent Museum

The convent has a museum that holds valuable Egyptian, Phoenician, and Armenian artifacts. The collection also includes ancient clothes and head-dresses of priests.

Address and Contact:

Bzoummar, Caza Kesrouan

Tel: 09 260811-2-3-4

E-mail: parev@bzommarvank.org

Visit by appointment.

 

 

The Old Souk Museum

The museum is located in a craftsman's house in the souk and highlights old crafts.

Address and Contact:

Zouk Mkayel, Caza Kesrouan

Opens only during summer festival.

 

 

Elias Abou Chabkeh Home & Museum

The house of the poet Elias Abou Chabkeh holds a museum and a cultural center in the memory of the latter.

Address and Contact:

Zouk Mkayel, Caza Kesrouan

 

 


Museum Of Holography

Holography is a technology using lasers to obtain 3D pictures that float in midair. The museum houses a gallery of 100 holograms and a 3D projection room.

Address and Contact:

Cable cars departure station, Jounieh, Caza Kesrouan

Tel: 09 852963

E-mail: fadinaufal@yahoo.com

 

 

Hall Of Fame

The Hall of Fame houses 50 silicone statues of world’s famous people in the political, artistical and cultural fields, many of the statues sing, talk and move.

Address and Contact:

Jeita road, Zouk Mosbeh, Caza Kesrouan

Tel: 09 225202 - 303

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to .8:00 p.m (Summer)

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Winter)

 

 

Lebanese Heritage Museum

The museum displays items going back to five periods: Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic as well as some pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. One of the corridors is dedicated to Youssef Bek Karam.

Address and Contact:

General Secretariat of Catholic churches Bldg,

Mansourieh, Ain Najem, Caza Al-Metn

Tel: 03 850800 - 03 850999

Website: www.lebaneseheritagemuseum.org

E-mail: info@lebaneseheritagemuseum.org

 

 

Cilicia Museum

The Museum contains relics and reliquaries, a collection of gold and silver plates from XVIIth to the XIXth centuries, embroideries and liturgical costume, manuscripts, as well as a series of illuminations, miniatures and Khatchkars (Armenian funerary steles). One of the museum’s halls exhibits a collection of modern works of art by Armenian painters and sculptors from Lebanon and the Diaspora.

Address and Contact:

Armenian Catholicossate, Antelias, Caza Al-Metn

Tel: 04 410001

Website: www.cathcil.org

E-mail: cathcil@cathcil.org

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Summer) and 10:00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Winter) Monday: closed

 

 

Ameen Rihani Museum

Among the variety of things present in the museum are Ameen Rihani’s English and Arabic writings, his manuscript, letters, art works both personal and friends, personal belongings and bust sculpture, newspaper clippings, and gifts from foreign Leaders.

Address and Contact:

Al-Freykeh, Caza Al-Metn

Tel: 04 926062

Website: www.ameenrihani.org

 

 

Michel Abou Jaoudeh Museum

The Museum exhibits personal objects of the journalist, various documents as well as his 10937 articles published in An Nahar newspaper. The museum also includes a public library with more than 3000 political, historical and philosophical books.

Address and Contact:

Michel Abou Jaoudeh Bldg, Saideh Street, Zalka,

Caza Al- Metn

Tel: 03 396558

Visit by appointment.

 

 

Dorothy Salhab Kazemi Museum

The Museum presents a collection of about 150 ceramic pieces performed by the artist.

Address and Contact:

Salhab Bldg, Roumieh, Caza Al-Metn

Tel: 04 865419

Visit by appointment.

 

 

Paul Guiragossian Museum For Contemporary Art

The Museum presents a collection of unedited paintings of the artist (1948-1993) as well as art works of Lebanese and international contemporary painters. In addition, the museum offers a meeting place for artists and an Art School.

Address and Contact:

New Jdeideh, Facing Eden hotel, Caza Al-Metn

Tel: 01 900091 - 03 711755

Website: www.museepaulguiragossian.com

E-mail: epguiragossian@yahoo.com

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Wonders Of The Sea

This XIX century Lebanese residence, houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the Fauna of the sea. Big varieties of seashells are put on display alongside red and blue corals from Pacific Ocean and Red Sea as well as a big number of fossils and a wide collection of old marine equipments.

Address and Contact:

Assaad Yazbeck residence, facing «la Sagesse», Jdeideh, Caza Al-Metn

Tel: 01 891548 - 03 626069

Website: www.wondersofthesea.net

E-mail: yazbeck@sodetel.net.lb

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (from October to June)

Saturday and Sunday: closed (July to September)

 

 

Sculptor Yousef Ghsoub Museum

This Art workshop contains more than 75 sculptures of different shapes and a model of Baalbek’s temples measuring 6m x 3m. The Ministry of Culture assigned a yearly financial help to the committee of the Ghsoub Museum for the rehabilitation and maintenance.

Address and Contact:

Yousef Ghsoub residence, facing Fanar municipality, Caza Al-Metn

Tel: 01 891360 - 03 891360

Visit by appointment.

 

 

Nour Museum

It exhibits a collection of artistic crafts, a variety of currencies, statues, icons, ancient and modern paintings, musical instruments, craft tools and permanent Christmas crib. There is also a possibility for televised conferences and different celebrations. The aim of the museum is culture, education and religious preaching.

Address and Contact:

Télé Lumière Bldg, Dora, Caza Al-Metn

Tel: 01 255500 – 1-2-3-4-5

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday: closed

 

 

Silk Museum

The newly renovated museum has been reopened in 2002. The visitors can learn about the region’s history and the artistic technique of silk making.

Address and Contact:

Old Silk factory, Bsous, Caza Aley

Tel: 01 744222 - 05 940767

Fax: 01 753150

E.mail: amed@terra.net.lb

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (May to September). Closed on Mondays

 

 

Salam Hamzeh Museum of Wooden Motorcycles

The museum of Salam Hamzeh is located on the third floor of a three-storey building, where the first floor is designed for a workshop.

The museum includes 16 artistic pieces of wood (mostly real-size sculptures of Harley Davidson motorcycles). Every wooden piece has been carved during a period of time extending from one to three full months. It is a totally hand artefact without any kind of modern technic.

Address and Opening hours:

Salam Hamzeh Building, Aabey, Alay

Open from 9 am till 5 pm (summer) and till 4 pm (winter). Close on Mondays.



Beiteddine Palace Museum

The Museum displays objects from the Phoenician Period to the XIXth c. It includes ceramic, glass, sarcophagi, jewelry and a significant collection of Byzantine mosaics.

Address and Contact:

Beiteddine, Caza Shouf

Tel: 05 500077 - Fax: 01 612259

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (between April 1rst and October 31)

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (between November 1rst and March 31)

Monday: closed

 

 

Marie Baz Museum

The Museum relates the history of Lebanon since 1512 through 100 wax statues of personalities that have left their mark in history. The Museum is located inside the old Palace of Emir Fakhreddine Maani the 2nd.

Address and Contact:

Deir El Qamar, Caza Shouf

Tel: 05 511666 - 05 512777 - 03 756000

E-mail: mariebaz@inco.com.lb

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Summer) and 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. (Winter)

 

 

Moussa Castle

A realized dream (1945-2006) of a single-handed Lebanese artist: Moussa Maamari. A middle-aged like castle and a museum exhibiting hydraulic and mobile statues sampling Lebanese heritage and traditions as well as a unique large collection of weapons.

Address and Contact:

Beiteddine, Caza Shouf

Tel: 05 500106 - 03 273750

Fax: 05 501660

Website: www.moussacastle.com.lb

E-mail: moussa@moussacastle.com

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Summer) and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Winter)

 

 

The Cave Of Arts

Made up of old, historic tunnels and gardens that go back to the Ottoman era, the Cave of Arts holds a collection of antique pieces and utensils, wax sculptures, and naturally molded rocks and branches.  The cave also displays a variety of traditional, Lebanese mosaic pieces, poetry canvas and oil paintings representing the traditional Lebanese heritage and Arab truebread horses.

Address and Contact:

Jahliyeh, Caza Shouf

Tel: 05 720584 - 03 334595

Website: www.kahefalfounoun.com

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays

 

 

Wahib Al Bteddini Museum Of Art

The Museum of Art exhibits a variety of 400 oil paintings, pastel and watercolor. It also includes around 50 sculptures in plaster, stone and fiberglass.

Address and Contact:

Kfarnabrakh – El Shouf – Talet Al Zanbakiyeh

Tel: 05/500355

Mobile: 03/931714

Website: www.bteddini.com

E- mail: info@bteddini.com

 

 

The Lebanese Museum Of Puppets

The first museum of puppets in Lebanon is a hosting space where you could discover wide collections designed in Lebanon or imported from Mexico, Indonesia, Egypt and even Europe. The museum exhibits several techniques of puppets manufacture: ceramics, finger, marionette, glove or Chinese shadow-graph. Many shows are presented in the museum, especially the works of the artist Joseph Fakhoury.

Address and Contact:

Emir Younes Maan Palace – Deir El Qamar – El Shouf

Tel: 76/629930 - 71/880332

Open daily from 9 am to 4 pm to receive groups, students and individuals)

 

 

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