The AUB Museum, founded in 1868, is the third oldest
Museum in the Near East. Begun with a donation from General Cesnola,
the American Consul in Cyprus, the collection has since then grown
steadily. Today the Museum exhibits a wide range of artifacts from
Lebanon and neighbouring countries tracing man's progress in the Near
East from the Early Stone Age to the Islamic period.
Opening Hours Monday to Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed during official and AUB holidays.
The Museum runs a full program of activities which are
open to the public.
- Regular lectures throughout the year.
- Temporary exhibitions.
- Trips inside and outside the country. (Only open to Society members)
- Children's programs, organized four times a year and held in
the Museum itself or at an archeological site. (Priority to member's
- A children's library is available.
Society of the Friends of the AUB Museum
Members of the Society enjoy special privileges at the AUB Museum.
- Advance notice of all activities
- Subscription-to the Museum Newsletter
Fees are as follows:
Student L.L. 15 000 Member L.L. 75 000
Family L.L. 180 000 Contributor: L.L. 300 000
Fellow L.L. 450 000 or more
The shop sells a selection of postcards, books,
T-shirts, jewelry, replicas and other souvenirs relating to the AUB
Museum and to Lebanon's ancient history.
The AUB Museum is conducting three excavations at Tell
ei-Ghassil (Bekaa), Beirut City-Center, and Tell Kazel (Syria).
The Museum Publications include : the Museum
Catalogue, and the Coin Catalogue. The Society publishes a Newsletter
twice a year, which gives an account of the Museum's activities.
P.0.B. 236-9, Beirut, Lebanon.