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Museum of Art

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is Israel’s largest art museum, with a significant collection of permanent as well as temporary exhibits. 

The museum shows the works of both Israeli and international artists from the Impressionist period and beyond
Artists included in the permanent display; Cezanne, Chagall, Dali, Monet, Henri Moore, Auguste Rodin, Archipenko, Picasso, Klimt, Kadinsky and others. A ticket to the museum also includes entry to the Helena Rubenstein Pavilion, a space which showcases the cutting edge of the contemporary Israeli art scene. The exhibitions carry thought provoking political and social messages in a building of architectural interest. 

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art also shows alternative foreign films in its cinema and concerts in the auditorium.

Address: 27 King Shaul Boulevard
☎ +972-3-6077020

Opening Hours: 
Sun: Closed
Mon:  10am -    4pm
Tue:   10am -  10pm
Wed:  10am -    4pm
Thu:   10am -  10pm 
Fri:     10am -    2pm
Sat:    10am -    4pm

Eretz Israel

The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is a stunning museum spread across a beautiful campus in the Ramat Aviv district of the city, overlooking the center of Tel Aviv. The Eretz Israel Museum has an amazing array of displays relating to archaeology, judaica, ethnography, history & culture and arts & crafts, housed across the many pavilions around the archaeological site. 

The Eretz Israel Museum has interactive displays, working reconstructions and a Planetarium, something for everyone. Displays include wine and oil presses, a flour mill, and a “craft arcade” where visitors are able to see the traditional working tools commonly used in the Land of Israel throughout history. It makes sense to visit the Eretz Israel Museum at the same time as Beit Hatfutsot (the Museum of the Diaspora), which is located a few minutes away, also in Ramat Aviv and which together, represent the best museums in Tel Aviv.

Address: Haim Levanon St. 2, Ramat Aviv
☎ +972-3-6415244
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Opening hours :
Sun:  10am - 4pm
Mon: 10am - 4pm
Tue:  10am - 4pm
Wed: 10am - 4pm
Thu:  10am - 8pm
Fri:    10am - 2pm
Sat:  10am - 2pm

Beit Hatfutsot

This vast museum creatively chronicles the 2,500 year history of Jews in the diaspora all around the world through fascinating, sometimes interactive displays which will leave an impression. 

A multimedia and family history library allows Jewish visitor here to even trace back their own roots!
Located within the campus of Tel Aviv University, your trip here will have added value and interest as you also get to visit one of Israel’s leading academic institutions.

Address: Tel Aviv University Campus, Klausner Street
☎ +972 3-745-7808
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Opening hours :
Mon: 10am - 4pm
Tue: 10am - 4pm
Wed: 10am - 6pm
Thu: 10am - 4pm
Fri: 10am - 1pm
Sat: closed

Palmach Museum

Rated #1 Tel-Aviv museum on TripAdvisor, this museum examines the Palmach, the military wing of the Zionist Movement, which functioned until the establishment of the State of Israel.

The Palmach Museum is an experiential museum, covering the Palmach legacy through the stories of individuals and groups. Visitors to the museum join the group of young Palmach recruits from its establishment, and advance through the story of the Palmach until the end of the War of Independence. The format of this museum is extremely innovative, with no displays or documents, but rather an account of a fascinating personal story accompanied by sets, films and various effects incorporating documentary material. The visits are conducted in groups and follow the story through a series of events that symbolize the Palmach team spirit.

The tour commences and ends in the memorial hall for Palmach warriors who died fighting for establishment of the state of Israel. Visits to the museum must be pre-arranged. The tour is carried out in groups of up to 25 people (individuals visitors will be pre-arranged into groups) and is suitable for children over 6 years only.
The length of the tour is 90 minutes. The presentation is in Hebrew. English, Spanish & French. Russian speakers will be provided with a translation through headphones.

Address: 10 Haim Levanon St. Tel Aviv
☎ +972-3-6436393
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Opening hours:
Sun, Mon: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Tue: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 1:30pm
Thu: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 11:30am

Bauhaus Center

The goal of the Bauhaus Center in Tel Aviv is to expand public recognition of the “White City” as a unique architectural and cultural site. To achieve this, the center holds a gallery with a permanent collection and changing exhibitions, conducts tours of the city and is a publisher dedicated to the subject. The center cooperates with the Israeli Committee for UNESCO and the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo as well as with various institutions, museums and galleries

The center specializes in tours of Tel Aviv’s “White City” Bauhaus Architecture. The tours are given by licensed guides and experts who will lead you to explore the city’s most worthy gems. Tours are offered in the following languages: Hebrew, English, Russian, German, French and Italian.

Scheduling a tour is most convenient: For English speakers, a tour is held every Friday at 10am. You can also do the tour by yourself using an audio guide—just hop by the Center and they will be happy to assist you.
Private tours as well as tours for groups can be ordered in specific dates and languages upon request.

Address: Dizingof St. Tel Aviv 99
☎ +972-3-5220249
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Opening Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 2:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 7:30pm

Yitzhak Rabin

The Yitzhak Rabin Center, the newest museum to open in Tel Aviv weaves the history of the State of Israel through the life and story of one of its most devoted sons.

The museum tells the story of history & democracy in Israel in the inner corridor of the museum and runs parallel to the outer corridor which tells the life story of Yitzhak Rabin’s life. Along the way, the audio guide’s sensors activate music, speeches, or news broadcasts that complement this highly informative, captivating & sometimes emotional visual exhibit.

Although not a large museum, it is recommended to leave at least three hours for exploration. Your time will be well spent reading about major world events, listening to contemporary music, and seeing documentary footage of everything from idyllic early kibbutzim to dark scenes of war. And once you have finished your visit, be sure to take a walk on the large balcony and enjoy the beautiful view overlooking Tel Aviv. You have to call ahead to make a reservation, but don’t let this detail keep you from making a last minute visit. Let us call the museum on your behalf, call directly +972-3-745-3345 or email order1@rabincenter.org.il.

Address: Haim Levanon St. Ramat Aviv 8
☎ +972-3-7453313
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Opening hours:
Sunday, Monday & Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am – 2pm

Reuven Rubin

The Reuven Rubin Museum is the old house of one of Israel’s most influential artists. Telling the life of Rubin, it showcases not only his works, but also those of other artists in themed exhibitions.
A choice selection from the museum's permanent collection of Rubin's paintings is on display and periodically replaced with guest exhibitions focusing on the early period of Israeli art. 

There are 4 floors to the museum: 
- The new children's workshop is located on the basement level, opening on to the backyard. 
- The street level floor houses the main gallery, as well as the entry hall and the museum's shop. 
- An additional gallery is located on the second floor, where the visitor will also find the library and reading room. 
Rubin's own studio, preserved as it was in his life time is located on the third floor. This floor also houses a biographical display of photos, documents and sketches unfolding Rubin's life-story, intertwined as it was with the local artistic and cultural scene.

Address: Bialik st. 14, Tel Aviv
☎ +972-3-5255961

Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10am – 3pm
Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 11am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

Bialik Museum

Almost next door to the Rubin Museum is the Bialik Museum, home of the first great modern Hebrew poet, Haim Nachman Bialik. Whilst it may be bit difficult to understand the poems unless you speak Hebrew or Yiddish, some information is provided in English, and the atmosphere and furnishings give a good insight into life in Tel Aviv during the 1920′s for the cultured European Immigrants.

Address: Bialik St. 27 Tel Aviv
☎ +972-3-7240311
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Opening hours:
Sun: Closed
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 8pm
Friday, Saturday & holidays: 10am – 2pm

Ilana Goor Museum

The Ilana Goor Museum is located in an 18th century building surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of the shoreline of Tel Aviv and the Old Jaffa City. 

Fascinating historical events are buried deep within the museum's walls dating back 280 years, when the building served as the first Jewish Inn for pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. The museum was restored to its original glory and now boasts over 500 Israeli, international and authentic works of art that sit alongside Goor's own creations.

The museums collections are blessed with artists such as Diego Giacometti, Henry Moore, Joseph Albers & Uri Lifshitz. The museum's uniqueness lies in the unexpected contexts generated by each artist, both on the human and on the visual level and the extraordinary building which is enough to make a visit here worthwhile.

Address: Mazal Dagim St. 4, Old Jaffa
☎ +972-3-6837676
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Opening Hours:
Sunday to Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturdays and holidays: 10am – 6pm
Holiday eves: 10am – 2pm

Nahum Gutman

The Nahum Gutman Museum of Art opened in 1988 and established in a historical house, built by the Schulman family in 1887, one of the first 48 houses forming the nucleus of Neve-Zedek.This house is now listed as a landmark. The entire museum collection was donated by the artist's family who wished to emphasise Nahum Gutman's multi-dimensional character and portray him as painter, illustrator, sculptor and children's author, thus allowing the public to become acquainted with his oeuvre.

The museums exhibitions create a meeting space between Gutman and young Israeli contemporary artists, creating a cultural dialogue between old and new works of art. A visit to the museum exposes the visitor to a wide range of Israeli artistic endeavor, including an inner cultural dialogue between the different eras and perspectives. The fact that Gutman drew both Tel Aviv and Jaffa, portraying Jews and Arabs with the same amount of love and interest, provides us with a wonderful tool for the teaching of tolerance as well as a cross-cultural meeting place.

Address: Rokach St. 21 Neve Zedek, Tel Aviv
☎ +972-3-5161970
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Opening hours:
Sunday: closed
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 2pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Design Museum

The Design Museum Holon is an architectural masterpiece as well as a state of the art museum.
Dedicated to design, using the latest multimedia and interactivity expect an amazing experience. 
Opened in 2010, the Design Museum Holon has regularly changing exhibitions relating to contemporary design from Israel and around the world. 

The building itself, designed by one of Israel’s most notable architects and designers, Ron Arad, is a sight to behold in itself. The structure he created has five sinuous bands of bronze colored weathered steel sitting starkly in the town square, and surrounding the museums exhibition halls. 

The museum has an ever changing selection of exhibitions so it is worth checking what is on beforehand.

Address: Pinchas Ayalon 8, Holon
Email: info@dmh.org.il
+972-73-2151515
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Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday – 10am – 4pm
Tuesday, Thursday – 10am – 8pm
Friday – 10am – 2pm
Saturday – 10am – 4pm
Sunday – Closed

The Observatory

The Azrieli Observatory, on the top floor of the Azrieli Circular Tower, Tel Aviv’s tallest building, is the highest observatory in the Middle East and is truly spectacular. From the center of Tel Aviv you can see fantastic views across the city and way beyond -  almost 50km to the north and south.

There is a viewer activated audio guide and film documenting a short history of the city. As opening hours changes daily, please contact the Concierge for updated hours.

Address: Azrieli center, 132 Begin Road, Tel Aviv
+972-3-6081179
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