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“Don't be discouraged by the main entrance!!”

The National Museum of Damascus
Ranked #5 of 41 things to do in Damascus
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Damascus, Syria
Level 6 Contributor
520 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“Don't be discouraged by the main entrance!!”
Reviewed 13 December 2011

This is one of the top ten Museums of the world!! Located just outside the old city of Damascus and on the old river it is a must see tour.

The gardens have a vast number of old statues and columns, it is nice to just walk around these before entering the museum. Once in side the museum simply take your time. You will be amazed at what you will see. My favorite room is the old Syrian Palace with all the woodwork's in place.

The only 'down-side' are the viewing cabinets which all seem to be antiques in them self! Do not let this distract you from viewing a great part of history!!

Visited November 2011
4 Thank ThomasfromDamascus
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Doha, Qatar
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“No way.dont miss it .give your time.....”
Reviewed 10 November 2011

this very important for the archeology lovers,, a lot important pieces..ok not like in Turkey, being fair, in Turkey these are toooo much but here it is somehing to discover

Visited October 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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256 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“Truly amazing collection that deserves much better presentation”
Reviewed 5 November 2011

Despite much of the museum being under renovation this is still a must see in Damascus. The collection has some truly incredible pieces from a place in the world that was central to the development of civilization. This is a collection thatndeserves much betterbpresentation and interpretation. Given the present problems in Syria it may well be some time before this happens but I would not hesitate to recommend this as a true highlight of Damascus.

Visited May 2011
5 Thank BeachSwaggie
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Krakow, Poland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Musemum Damascus”
Reviewed 29 November 2010

The museum is located in the city center next to the old train station. The building is pretty nice and I advice to spend a minute and look at it from outside. The whole collection is spread over to wings. In the museum one can find a lot of exhibitions from the ancient times mostly form excavations throughout Syria. The are coupe of world class exhibitions (ie. collection from Palmyra). In the end of 2010 museum was under renovation an part of the exhibition was closed.

5 Thank lokioki
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Wait for the Reinstallation”
Reviewed 9 November 2010

Over half the museum's display area is closed for reinstallation. Judging by the very poor labeling of the other exhibits this is long overdue. The synagogue is not viewable and there are piles of builder's debris by its entrance. On the day I went in October, tens of busloads of tourists were crammed into the few galleries open.

4 Thank NicJBoston
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