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The National Museum of Damascus

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Address: Shoukry al-Qouwatly St, Damascus, Syria
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+963 11 222 8566
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Very nice garden and museum

I enjoyed the walk in the garden and loved the museum. If you're a history lover then it's a must visit for you.

Reviewed 23 June 2016
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the walk in the garden and loved the museum. If you're a history lover then it's a must visit for you.

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Thank Ahmed A
Ireland
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

It appears that the museum proper has been closed for most of the past four years, but the garden surrounding it remains open with an entrance fee of 750 Syrian pounds. There are several archaeological bits and pieces dotted round the garden but sadly none of them are labelled so it's difficult to know what period they come from. The... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I visited in summer 2010 and was very impressed with the collection in this museum. They really highlighted the different eras of history in Syria. It was very nice to see.

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Thank Nicole A
Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We travelled to Damscus during Christmas 2009. The National museum was definitely one of the highlights of the trip . Staff were extremely helpful especially one particular security personnel who showed us an unexhibited mosaic of Alexander the Great . There were a few un catalogued Roman statues in the garden. It's a pity tourism has come to a halt.

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Aix-les-Bains, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

When I visited it in 2000, it was very interesting to discover so ancient pieces which remain parts of the human history. Syria was known as a country where people from different cultures and religions were used to leave together in peace. Hope this will be again the case in future.

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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

Excellent museum with world class collection of sculpture and artifacts, the building is impressive as well specially the façade which was the gateway to Qasr al-Heer al-Gharbi

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Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

I visited Syria in 2012 from 10 May - 22 August '12. Yes, indeed it was a very long visit. Yhe museum is located between Damarose and Four seasons hotel at Shoukry al-Qouwatly St, Damascus, Syria. Here you can sense the dawn of civilization....how it started. If my memory does not betray me, then you will be able to see... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

This facade was brought from Palmyra that was once a desert palace/military camp. This is right at the entrance of museum and the most impressive part of the museum. There are lots of marble and terracotta statues from Palmyra and an underground buriel chamber and many other historical artifacts.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

The entrance to the museum is a wonderful doorway but then upon entering you go through a series of dirty little boarded alleys to visit the rooms open. The gold and the statues are very interesting but can be difficult to see due to people trying furtively to take photos away from the eyes of the guards. The collection here... More 

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Its quite small place, in a central area, has a nice gardin..

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