American University of Beirut

AUB Museum

​​​​​​The AUB Archaeological Museum was founded in 1868. It is the third oldest museum in the Near East, after Cairo and Constantinople. The museum provides a unique overview of archaeology in the Near East from the Early Stone Age to the Islamic Period showcasing collections from Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, and Iran.

The museum was renovated in 1999 and reopened to the public in 2006. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018.

The museum offers a wonderful 360 tour that enables you to explore the museum from home. Museum staff will also provide guided tours if requested in advance. Email with details of your visit (name, number of visitors, date and time) to set this up. There is also a free audio guide at the museum entrance desk.

Be sure to allow time to also check out the museum's gift shop.

Questions? Email us at or call +961-1-350000 Ext. 2677/78/79​. We look forward to welcoming you to AUB.​

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