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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum

Damascus Street | Saint Joseph University Campus of Innovation and Sport, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 421 672
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A real gem

The Mim Museum is a must-see for all visitors of the Lebanese capital. With over 50,000 pieces of... read more

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Rouba T
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Amazing Mim!

Beautiful gems, colorful and entertaining museum tour !! Just be there and enjoy a visit that can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Corinne N
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mim is a private mineral museum in Beirut, Lebanon. It exhibits more than 1800 minerals, representing some 400 different species from over 70 countries. Created by nature itself, those works of art with their breathtaking aesthetics were formed in earth’s crust millions of years ago. Mr. Salim Edde has built up this collection starting 1997. You can discover pieces originating from a number of renowned collections --both old and more recent-- as well as from the major mining discoveries of our era. The mim collection is now considered to be one of the world's paramount private collections for the variety and quality of its minerals. A didactic circuit, accompanied by screens displaying films and scientific applications of mineralogy, will reveal a world of unsuspected marvels--priceless both from an aesthetic and scientific point of view. Mimodactylus libanensis “mimo”, the fossil of a pterodactyl is featured in a special wing. This one-of-a-kind complete specimen in the Middle-East was found in Lebanon. It is promoted by means of state-of-the-art modern techniques: a hologram, an auto-stereoscopic movie, a full-scale reconstitution and a game “fly with mimo” – an entertainment that delights children and adults. Moreover, mim hosts a thematic exhibition of 200 marine fossils. “Fish’n’Stone” was organized with the collaboration of Mémoire du Temps. Known throughout the world, those fossils were quarried in the Lebanese mountains. The history of the fossil formation is shown through an animation that submerses you in the marine life – a time capsule that takes you in a journey to some 100 million of years ago.
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Damascus Street | Saint Joseph University Campus of Innovation and Sport, Beirut, Lebanon
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+961 1 421 672
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Mim Museum is a must-see for all visitors of the Lebanese capital. With over 50,000 pieces of natural minerals, your eyes will be pampered with unparalleled beauty of colors and shapes you did not know it exists. Please book two hours to tour this...More

Thank Rouba T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful gems, colorful and entertaining museum tour !! Just be there and enjoy a visit that can be long as an all day or shorter if you are in a hurry... the longer you stay the more you will get excited by discovering hundreds of...More

Thank Corinne N
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Besides the scientific interest of the visit, there is an aesthetic aspect that cannot be missed. The beauty of the shapes and colors are breathtaking. Otherwise the museum is well organized with a wealth of information available for the persons who would like to know...More

Thank Philippe F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a must see ! lovely gems and great historical museum and the dinosaur history was great . good for kids too.

2  Thank Nadine Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic museum, amazing collection and all around world class. A bit on the smaller side or at least that's how I felt because I wished there was more! What a treasure trove of amazing, wonderful, and awe-inspiring gems, minerals, and elements!

1  Thank Zahi S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best minaral collection in the world. Collected by a private expert, the splendors of the earth with a delightfull presentation. Unforgettable!

2  Thank NelHerv
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I was positively surprised by this museum. The displays are modern and the exhibition very interesting specially the short film on fossiles Live love lebanon Best museum

3  Thank Niscrine
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I would never had considered to visit the Mim Museum - Mineral Museum if it wasn't for some reviews on tripadvisor. The museum was really nice and the displays were really amazing. I was a time very well spent.

3  Thank Chokk
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

it's the perfect place for petrology lovers.. it has a huge collection of stones .. like silver,gold and diamond and carbon's shapes .. really amazing. but if you're not a geology guy you'll get bored.

2  Thank mariam k
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

The museum holds a lot of precious pieces and what I loved the most is the simple explanation and the story behind every stone. Anyone coming from any background cab enjoy the beauty and simplicity of the stones this museum offers.They also have a very...More

4  Thank Amanda M
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Serçin K
15 December 2017|
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Response from cayenne75 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is in the city center. Right next to the national museum. It takes as long as you want. Some people are done in one hour, some take longer, as with any museum.
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