Museums Tel Aviv

Museums Tel Aviv abound in the “White City”. If you are a museum fan you will have to spend a few days visiting all of them in the “City that Never Sleeps”.

There all kind of them, like history, art, poetry and war and much more.

The Museum of Art

The many Museums

  • Tel Aviv Museum of Art
    This is Israel’s largest museum, emphasizing Jewish and European Art from the 16th to the 19th Centuries. It includes art by Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Picasso. It is located at 27 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard.
  • Diaspora Museum called in Hebrew Beit Hatefutzot
    It is located in Ramat Aviv, north of the city within the campus of the University of Tel Aviv. This must visit museum tells the story of the Jewish People since the expulsion from the Land of Israel 2,500 years ago. The story is told by themes rather than by time on subjects as family, faith, community and culture. 03-646-2020.
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Diaspora Museum in Hebrew Beit Hatfutzot is a must for anyone

Museums Tel Aviv

  • Eretz Israel Museum
    Located on 2 Haim Levanon Street in Ramat Aviv it is a huge campus housing exhibits of ancient tools, ceramics, coins, glass and more in the field of archaeology like Judaica, ethnography. In the center of the museum there is an ancient Tel (mound) where excavations have continued for many years now. 03-641-5244

  • Hagana Museum
    Located on 23 Rothschild Boulevard, this four story museum records the history of Israeli Military up to the War of Independence. The Hagana is the predecessor of the Israel Defense Forces or Tzahal, sort for Tzva Hagana LeIsrael. 03-560-8624

  • Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum
    It is located in Ramat Gan within the Diamond Exchange, the tallest building in Israel and neighboring countries. It was built for the 23rd World Diamond Congress in 1986. It features permanent exhibits portraying the history of Diamonds. Guided Tours are available.

  • Ilana Goor Museum
    The Ilana Goor Museum is located on 4 Mazal Dagim Street in Old Jaffa. The building dates to 1740 and features the original arches and stoneworks. It exhibits works by the artist besides her personal collection. It is recommended to call before going. 03-683-7676.

The Declaration of Israel's Independence was read 65 years ago in this hall

Museums Tel Aviv

  • Ben Gurion House
    Located on 17 Ben Gurion Boulevard this two story home has been left intact as when the leader and his beloved wife Paula lived. Ben Gurion left the house and contents to the State of Israel, including a library of about 20,000 books. Admission is free and you may watch a 20 minute film. 03-522-4925.

  • Beit Bialik
    Located on 22 Bialik Street, the House of the Hebrew poet Chaim Nachman Bialik remains as it was when he lived there and died in 1934. The museum features his 94 books and translations into 28 languages. 03-525-4530

  • Beit Rubin
    It is located on 14 Bialik Street. The Israeli painter Reuven Rubin donated his former home to the city of Tel Aviv and it is now a museum with 45 of Rubin’s’ paintings. It is a permanent exhibit and paintings by other Israeli artists are added temporarily. There is an art library upstairs.

  • Independence Hall
    Of the Tel Aviv Attractions this one is a must. It is the former resident of Tel Aviv’s first mayor Meir Dizengoff. This is the place where the original Declaration of Independence was read and Medinat Israel (The State of Israel) was born May 14, 1948.

    The Hall of Declaration remains intact as of that glorious day. Admission is free and you may hear an actual recording of the voice of Ben Gurion reading the declaration. 03-517-3942.

The House of the Hebrew poet Chaim Nachman Bialik

Museums Tel Aviv

  • Jabotinsky Museum
    This museum located on 38 King George features a three dimentional, audio-visual called “Zeev Jabotinsky – Historical Life Span” emphasizing his activities on behalf of Zionism. 03-528-5587

  • Museum of Antiquities
    Also known as the Jaffa Museum, five halls contain displays of objects excavated from 30 different sites within the city between the fifth millennium B.C. and the Arab period, including the Neolithic period and the Byzantine era. It is located in Yafo on 10 Mifratz Shlomo Street. 03-682-5375

  • Shalom Aleichem House
    This modern building is located at 4 Berkowitz Street and hosts the works of world renowned Yidish author Shalom Aleichem. Among his work is the famous “Tevie der Milchiker” that was brought to the theater and the cinema as “Fiddler on the Roof”. The exhibit includes unpublished works, correspondence, photographs, first editions, documents, and personal artifacts. Admission is free. 03-695-6513

  • Etzel House
    The story of the takeover of Yafo by Etzel is told in the Etzel museum, a dark glass impressive structure off the beach in the border of Tel Aviv-Yaffo.

Now let us start visiting museums Tel Aviv and enjoy our visit.

Image Credits:
museum of art by david shay
diaspora museum by avishai teicher
independence hall n/a
bialik house by gellerj

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