Located on the beachfront in Chekka El Heri (an hour drive north of Beirut), this new privately owned museum, named after the Mesopotamian god of literacy, is definitely worth the visit.
The Nabu Museum, recently opened in September offers a two-floor 1200 sq. m of exhibition space, a cube-shaped weathered steel and glass structure designed in collaboration with Iraqi-Canadian artist Mahmoud Obaidi and Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi
The beautiful collection ranges from Babylonian cuneiform tablets and Palmyran funerary busts to modern and contemporary art.
The free-entry museum houses a library and a collection of rare manuscripts. They will also host art residencies and a public program with talks and tours.
“In a region of seemingly constant turmoil and strife, the Nabu Museum provides a tranquil space for the preservation and creative pursuit of art and culture. It is designed to act as an institution for preserving and promoting Lebanese culture.”
Here are some pictures taken from their website nabumuseum.com