Sidon Soap Museum - Khan al Saboun

The secrets of soap making in Sidon

Visitors can see a demonstration of how traditional olive oil soaps are made and learn about the history of the "hammam" (bath) traditions. A historical section of the museum introduces artifacts which were found during onsite excavation and which include remains of clay pipe heads dating from the 17th to 19th century as well as pottery fragments. The Museum building is an old soap factory built in the 17th century, although containing parts thought to date back to the 13th century, and was restored by the Audi Foundation before officially opening to the public in November 2000.

Shop Shops
Art Museums



Get updates on what's happening in Beirut, customise and review the content you want.
Sign up now! It's free!