Museums / Bekaa
List of Museums in the Bekaa:
Baalbeck Site Museum

Inaugurated in 1998 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Emperor Wilhelm II’s visit to Baalbeck. The museum displays archaeological finds (statues, mosaics, sarcophagi, ceramic…) in addition to panels related to the history of Baalbeck’s site and excavations. The museum shows also some old pictures of the German photograph Herman Burckhardt.

Address and Contact:

Baalbeck Citadel

Tel: 08 370520

Fax: 01 612259

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:30a.m. to7:00 p.m. (Summer)

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



Museum Of The Lebanese Heritage House Of Artist Of Samir Fahed Chamoun

This museum includes a wide distinguished collection of old weapons in all varieties. It also involves ancient stones, pillars and crowns. The museum also exhibits wooden works carved with shells and ivory, as well as pottery and precious glassware, along with copper metal ware, rare Persians carpets, old musical instruments and phonographs, in addition to an old collection of Lebanese coins and stamps.

Address and Contact:

Barbara quarter, Zahle

Tel: 08 822170 - 71 204254

Visit by appointment.



Terbol Museum

Ecomuseum of the Bekaa

 (under the direction of the National Heritage Foundation)

The museum is an old farmhouse belonging to the Rami family. This liwan type house is built from sun-dried bricks coated with clay and marl, then whitewashed. The roof is made of wooden beam covered with reeds and tamped clay. A wide collection of old tools are exposed, formerly used by Lebanese farmers. The poet Nehmeh Saghbini, owner of the majority of the tools, provides information to the visitors.

Address and Contact:

Midst of the village, near Ste. Takla church, Terbol, caza Zahle

Tel: 05 455104 - 03 987678



Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (May to November)



Heritage Museum Of Salim Araji

This traditional museum includes a huge collection of old weapons as daggers, spears and swords that date back to many centuries ago. Visitors can also find an interesting variety of old instruments made of stone (mortars, rollers, hand millstones…). Moreover, the museum shows copper metal wear, ancient coins and paper money, as well as pottery dating back to different periods, in addition to a wide collection of beads, stamps and some fossils.

Address and Contact:

Bar Elias- Zahleh

Tel: 03/034399 71/727324

E- mail:



Emile Hannouche Museum

It is a museum of the Lebanese plastic art and Melkite oriental icons. This site was established in 1918 by a French family at the beginning of the mandate period. In 1948, it was transformed into a park and a restaurant. It is now a museum of the art of drawing (painting). It contains about seven hundred paintings by distinguished Lebanese artists and two hundred and fifty

Melkite oriental icons.

Address and Contact:

Chtaura - International Road

Tel: 08 540163 to 03 380037 71/727324

Fax: 08 542354

Open from Wednesday to Sunday



Fayrouz Chamoun Centre Of Arts And Culture

This centre involves a wide collection of ancient arms, including pistols, bows, arrows, spears, shields, swords... Visitors can also watch the crowns of stone, in addition to the amazing collection of carved wood, as well as the ancient pieces of pottery and glassware.

Address and Contact:

Zahleh- Moallaka

Tel : 08/800813

Mobile: 03/679197



Miraculous Lady Monastery Museum

The monastery contains a small museum exhibiting religious objects, old stones and pottery, crosses engraved on stone, agricultural tools and a nice collection of icons.

Address and Contact:

Ras Baalbek, Caza Baalbek

Tel: 08 210484 - 08 210153

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00a.m. to 1:00 pm and 3.00 p.m to 9:30 p.m.(Summer)

3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Winter)


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