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Nicolas Sursock Museum

Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 202 001
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Less of a Museum, more art gallery

This is a beautiful building but it really comes alive at night when the stain-glass windows and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Independent R
London, United Kingdom

lovely building which has been radically rebuilt inside to accommodate all the paintings and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michael c
Stockholm, Sweden
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Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 202 001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful building but it really comes alive at night when the stain-glass windows and building is lit. I think we visited this place more for the building than anything else. I would agree with a previous reviewer that 30-60 min is enough...More

Thank Independent R
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely building which has been radically rebuilt inside to accommodate all the paintings and photographs on exhibit.

Thank michael c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting: an old mansion, with wonderful traditional decor. The art: contemporary Lebanese artists. It is a small museum, but the art is high quality, There is a very nice gift shop and café, also. The statues in the garden used to be located on...More

Thank PadoukDesign
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best cultural experience to be had in Lebanon. A small but lovely collection of Lebanese and Arab contemporary art providing a good introduction to anyone interested. Museum is located in a nice part of Beirut, providing a quiet respite from the noise and...More

Thank earth-is-home-com
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture. Lovely at night. The neighbourhood surrounding Sursook is also great to walk through for architecture + heritage lovers. Keep aside enough time to view their collection. We spent far too much time staring in wonder at the buildings instead. Too crowded on museum...More

Thank cayenne75
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The mansion was converted to a free museum. Thanks to Ibrahim Sursock and his family. The museum hosts many international fairs and the collection is superb. Especially we saw a lot of masterpieces of Armenian painters who migrated from Turkey.

Thank Can B
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The area the building is located in and the building itself are really nice (worth approaching on foot). Visiting the museum is free, which is amazing I think. When we were there there was a temporary exhibit on the ground floor by a video artist...More

Thank Ronaele_N
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Lovely quiet museum, Unfortunately we were there late in the day so didn't have time to see everything. Lots of Lebanese art on show from 19thC onwards

Thank Alastair D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

in an marvelous villa, you can discover nice collections, that change from time to time plus the fixed ones then take some time to sit in the coffee shop, grab something to eat and forget the crowded city

Thank Beatrice K
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were taken to the Museum, not knowing what to expect, but the whole experience was very impressive. The building, the decor, the Paintings and Exhibitions. The Cafe and Bookshop adjacent were well worth a visit.

Thank richardmcq
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Michalis C
27 August 2017|
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Response from josefigueira | Reviewed this property |
Free. No fee.
8 April 2017|
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Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
We did not eat at the museum. However, if you're looking for a great breakfast, I'd suggest Le Cafe Sursock which is about a half block away. The traditional breakfast is enough to share for two and was reasonably priced at... More