The MIM museum – A mesmerizing stare

The MIM museum Beirut

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The MIM museum – A mesmerizing stare

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Najat from Beirut

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This Museum is a must-go especially if you’re a huge fan of stones and geology like myself! Located under USJ’s grounds on Damascus street showing the beautiful world of geology, this museum is mesmerizing. You’ll find yourself in shock mouthing the word “wow” every minute of the tour, and will happily learn in detail about minerals, crystals, and various species, and get a deeper understanding of how everything you see around the Museum was influenced by mineral’s geological environment of formation (temperature, earthquakes…) to evolve into minerals, plus how every single piece you see comes from a different origin collected from all around the world by Mr. Salim Eddé and is ranked as the 2nd largest collection of minerals in the world.

The final room, which was my favorite, was created to highlight the structure of the most priceless minerals, as a magnificent finish. Among other precious stones like diamond, topaz, emerald, sapphire, and tanzanite, as well as quartz, tourmaline, and amethyst, to name a few, these jewels represent the best examples of rough, uncut, and unpolished gold and silver specimens.

When you’re done with the tour, you absolutely can not leave without passing by The MIM boutique for souvenirs and stone shopping as the boutique is definitely the cherry on top of the whole experience, to say the least.

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Najat from Beirut

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MIM Mineral Museum, Beirut

Telephone number

+9611421672

Opening Times

Mon - Sun 10:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:30

Price

Entrance fee: LBP 20000

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