Sidon Soap Museum

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Soap on display inside Sidon Soap Museum

The Sidon Soap Museum is a museum in coastal Lebanese city Sidon. It traces the history of soap making in the region, its development and manufacturing techniques.[1] 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.


  1. ^ Fondation Audi