Tel Aviv Museums

There are over 20 Tel Aviv museums. Who can visit so many? Here is a short review of the main museums in this city...

Eretz Israel Museum

A traditional flour mill at the Eretz Israel museumA traditional flour mill at the museum.

Eretz in Hebrew means Land, in this case the land of Israel, which is what this museum is all about.

What are you going to see here?

This museum focuses on the history and culture of the land and has exhibits in archaeology, folklore and traditional arts and crafts.

You can learn, for example, how wine, oil and flour were manufactured traditionally. I have to admit that I haven’t been to this museum for a long time, but the museum keeps adding and changing exhibitions to the extent that I’m sure it is even better now than it was the last time I was there.

2 Haim Levanon St., Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69975

Visiting Hours:
Sunday-Wednesday: 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm

Click here for the museum's website

Museum of the Jewish Diaspora
(Beth Hatefutsoth)

A scale model of an ancient Jewish synagogue at the Beth Hatefutsoth museumA scale model of an ancient Jewish synagogue at the museum.

This museum is dedicated to the story of the Jewish people since the time they got expelled from Israel 2,500 years ago and up to present time. Diaspora comes from a Greek word meaning “scattering” - and is used to describe the Jewish people that lived outside their homeland.

The museum tells the incredible story of the continuation of the Jewish people throughout that time frame. It includes exhibitions, education and provides Jewish people the option to find their roots and identity – tracing back their last name and using other techniques. When the Museum opened in 1978 it was considered ahead of its time as far as the concept of a museum is concerned. In fact, this place is far more than a museum and has tremendous impact on the lives of Jews who visit the place to find out about their heritage. It really is the "Museum of the Jewish People."

Tel Aviv University Campus
Klausner Street
Ramat Aviv, P.O.B. 39359
Tel Aviv 61392
Entrance through Matatia Gate 2
Tel: 972 3 7457800
Fax: 972 3 7457831

Visiting Hours:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday: 9 am - 1 pm
The Museum is closed on Saturdays.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

A famous painting by Gustav Klimt at the Tel Aviv Museum of ArtYou can find this famous painting by Gustav Klimt at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

If you like art, especially contemporary art, this museum will meet all your expectations.

The museum has a big collection of most of the masters, including Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Chagall, Picasso, Miro and more.

In addition you can find works of many Israeli artists, and a beautiful sculpture garden.

27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., Tel Aviv 64329

Visiting Hours:
Sun. closed. , Mon & Wed 10 am - 4 pm
Tues & Thurs 10 am - 10 pm
Fri 10 am - 2 pm
Sat 10 am - 4 pm

The Ilana Goor Museum in Jaffa

Artwork in the Ilana Goor MuseumArtwork in the Ilana Goor Museum

Don’t miss this one. Ilana Goor is a world-renowned artist.

Her art includes sculptures (mainly metal), furniture, jewellery, clothing and more. The museum is also the artist’s home and you can feel it as you walk through the exhibition.

The beautiful museum/house is located in Jaffa, so don’t hesitate to visit this museum while you are strolling the old city's streets.

4 Mazal Dagim st.Old Jaffa 68036

Visiting hours:
(Except during an event)
Sun – Fri 10 am – 4 pm
Sat & Holiday 10 am – 6 pm
Holiday Eve 10 am – 1 pm

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