Tel Aviv Museum of Art
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is Israel’s leading museum of modern and contemporary art, and home to one of the world’s largest collections of Israeli art. Since its founding in 1932, the museum has served as one of Tel Aviv’s major cultural hubs, displaying a vibrant mix of permanent collections and over 25 changing exhibitions per year in a wide variety of fields – painting, sculpture, prints and drawings, photography, video, architecture and design.
In addition to its collections, the museum presents performances of music and dance, film, and lecture series on philosophy and art.
The fully computerized Art Library and its Documentation Center for Art in Israel serve students, scholars and curators.
27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd. | Tel: 972-3-6077020
Mon, Wed: 10:00-18:00 | Tues, Thurs: 10:00-21:00
Fri: 10:00-14:00 | Sat: 10:00-18:00
Independence Hall of Israel
Iconic Independence Hall, is a leading national history museum offering guided tours and special events reenacting Israel’s revolutionary Declaration of Independence in 1948, for modern day visitors.
The historic building was originally owned by Tel Aviv’s first mayor, Meir Dizengoff, and was donated by him to become the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. On Friday, May 14, 1948, exactly at 4 p.m. - eight hours before the termination of the British Mandate – the ceremony declaring Israel's Independence began.
Members of the People’s Council and invited leaders, gathered in the Museum's main hall to listen with emotion as David Ben-Gurion read out Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
Today, visitors can see pieces of original artwork on the walls, watch a short film on the history leading up to May 14, 1948, and hear the authentic recording of Ben-Gurion as he establishes the State of Israel.
16 Rothschild Blvd.
Sun-Thurs: 9:00-17:00 | Fri: 9:00-14:00
Ilana Goor Museum
For the first time in Israel, you have the opportunity to admire works of art from the point of view of the artist/collector, rather than as exhibits in a sterile academic environment.
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.
Fascinating historical events are ensconced within the museum's walls dating back to 280 years ago, when the building served as the first Jewish inn for pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem.
The museum was restored based on its original building and boasts over 500 Israeli, intemational and Ethnic Art alongside Goor's creations.
The Museum collections are blessed with artists such as Diego Giacometti, Henry Moore, Joseph Albers, Uri Lifshitz, Yigal Tumarkin, Pesi Grsch, Yaakov Dorchin and others. Despite the Museum's eclectic nature, each room features creations from different places and times.
Each work of art has a different background and a story all its own. The Museum's uniqueness lies in the unexpected contexts generated by each artist, both on the human and on the visual level.
A visit to the Ilana Goor Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel is an adventure for the senses.
The museum is run by a nonprofit organization with the goal of promoting art and young artists.
4 Mazal Dagim St., Old Jaffa
Saturdays and holidays: 10:00-16:00
Eretz Israel Museum
The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is a multi-disciplinary museum focusing on the history and culture of the Land of Israel through an array of extensive permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibits in archeology, ethnography, folklore, Judaica, cultural history and local identity, traditional crafts and practical arts.
2 Haim Levanon St.
Fri: 10:00-14:00 Sat: 10:00-16:00
The Israeli Museum
at the Yitzhak Rabin Center
The Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center The centerpiece of the Yitzhak Rabin Center experience is The Israeli Museum. Visitors explore the history and makings of the State of Israel via exhibit halls, each focused on historical turning points in the country’s development, and complemented by nearly 200 short documentary films,.
The exhibits present the conflicts, social challenges and dilemmas the country faced, as well as its successes. Along the inner corridor and interwoven among the exhibits’ narratives, is the life story of Yitzhak Rabin, the connecting thread in the country’s history and development. The centerpiece of the Yitzhak Rabin Center experience is The Israeli Museum. Visitors explore the history and makings of the State of Israel via exhibit halls, each focused on historical turning points in the country’s development, and complemented by nearly 200 short documentary films,.
The exhibits present the conflicts, social challenges and dilemmas the country faced, as well as its successes. Along the inner corridor and interwoven among the exhibits’ narratives, is the life story of Yitzhak Rabin, the connecting thread in the country’s history and development. 8 Chaim Levanon St. | Tel: 972-3-7453358
Sun, Mon, Wed: 09:00-17:00 | Tues, Thurs:
09:00-19:00 | Fri and holiday eves: 09:00-14:00
Beit Bialik - once the home of Israel's national poet Chaim Nachman Bialik - was renovated by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality in 2009 during celebrations honoring the city's 100th anniversary.
The building is part of the Bialik Complex, a site devoted to Hebrew and Israeli culture, located in an area of the city designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Originally designed by the architect Yosef Minor, today Beit Bialik serves as a museum, archive and center of Hebrew culture.
The façade of the building was renovated and restored in the spirit of the building during Bialik's lifetime.
The original colors and ornamentation on the walls were uncovered and restored; authentic furniture and artifacts were refurbished; the space allotted for the archive containing Bialik's writings was doubled in size; the room featuring exhibits was combined with a space for children's activities, and a new, permanent display was built to highlight a portrait of the poet including the abundance of his creativity and his extensive contribution to the culture and society of the country.
The site offers museum-related activities to individuals and groups of children and adults.
22 Bialik St.
Fri, Sat, holidays: 10:00-14:00
The New Visitor Center of Old Jaffa Jaffa
the ancient city of Tel Aviv, offers a magical and exciting multi-sensory experience. Myths of the past come alive in an archeological site (with audio tour guide).
The free “New Europe” tour of Old Jaffa departs daily at 10:00 from the Visitor Center.
Kedumim Square, Old Jaffa
Winter. Sun-Thurs: 10:00-17:00
Fri: Closed | Sat: 10:00-17:00
Summer. Sun-Thurs: 10:00-18:00
Fri: Closed | Sat: 10:00-18:00
Sarona-HaKirya Visitors' Center
Sarona was a German Colony, established by the Templers who arrived to Palestine in 1868 in order to expedite the salvation. In the past years Sarona was preserved, and today it is a park in the heart of Tel Aviv.
The Visitors' Center, located in the heart of the colony, reveals the great history of the complex, from the Templers period of time thru the British military camp and The Government Residence of The state of Israel.
Join us for a marvelous journey thru the history of Sarona that includes a visit in the underground tunnel, built by the Templers.
11 Mendler St. , Tel Aviv
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 09:00-17:00
Wednesday 10:00-18:00 (October-April) 10:00-21:00 (May-September) Friday 10:00-14:00 ;
Web: sarona4u.co.il / www.shimur.org/sarona
The Jabotinsky Institute in Israel
The Jabotinsky Institute is a historical research organization with an archive and a museum, presenting two exhibits and films:
Beit Ha'ir (the old Town Hall building), renovated by the Tel AvivYafo Municipality in 2009 on the occasion of Tel Aviv's 100th hanniversary, is part of the Bialik Complex, a site devoted to Hebrew and Israeli culture, located in an area of the city designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
In keeping with the city's name "Tel Aviv," taken from Benjamin Ze'ev Herzl's book "Altneuland" (“Old new Land”), Beit Ha'ir was renovated with the goal of combining the old and the new to reflect the dynamic essence of a city on the move, developing along a path between preservation and innovation.
Beit Ha'ir showcases exhibits informing visitors of the history of Tel Aviv-Yafo, varying exhibitions of the works of local and international contemporary authors and artists, a reconstruction of the original office of the first mayor of the city, Meir Dizengoff, and the representational office of the present mayor, Ron Huldai, where heads of state, visiting mayors, diplomats and intellectuals are welcomed.
27 Bialik St.
Fri, Sat, holidays: 10:00-14:00
Nahum Gutman Museum of Art
Nahum Gutman Museum of Art Situated among the narrow and poetic alleys of Neve Tzedek, the Nahum Gutman Museum of Art presents an important artistic collection of one of the most influential and interesting figures of Israel in the 20th century.
Nahum Gutman’s personal story and art is connected to the historical and cultural story of the Jewish people in the early days of Israel.
In addition to its permanent rich collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and books, the museum presents contemporary exhibitions of prominent artists whose work is relevant to the main issues in Gutman’s work: Tel Aviv and Jaffa and their unique history, Israeli paintings and illustrations and intergenerational dialogue.
The museum offers guided group tours of its exhibitions and the picturesque Neve Tzedek neighborhood.
21 Shimon Rokah St., Neve Tzedek
Tel: 972-3-5161970 | Mon-Thurs: 10:00-16:00
Fri: 10:00-14:00 | Sat: 10:00-15:00
Design Museum Holon
Design Museum Holon features temporary exhibitions from around the world, and offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. Since its opening in 2010 it has quickly established itself as one of the world's leading museums of design.
The Museum building designed by the renowned architect Ron Arad, is one of the most original architectural achievements of the 21st century.
Spring 2016: Jaime Hayon "Funtastico" (closes on April 30th)
Summer 2016: Japanese design studio "nendo" "The Space In Between"
Winter 2016/17: Collections as Desirable Objects / Glasses
Design Museum Holon,
8 Pinhas Eilon Street, Holon
Monday, Wednesday 10:00-16:00
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays 10:00-18:00
Friday 10:00-14:00 Sunday - closed
*Special extended hours during June-October 2016
Workshops for kids and families on weekends and holidays
Museum’s tickets office: +972 (0)73-2151500
Group tours in English or Hebrew available by reservation at:
Apolonia National park
Apolonia National Park is nestled on top of the sandy cliffs of Hertzliya, overlooking the Mediterranean. The site sits on the ruins of a 2000-year-old Phoenician city that also served the Romans and the Crusaders.
The crown jewel of the site is the remains of the Crusaders' citadel, which overlook the Mediterranean.
The site is also accessible to handicapped people.
In the summer the site is open during daylight hours (we recommend that you call first to make sure).
You can call and arrange guided tours for small groups.
Apolonia Beach, Herzliya
Sun-Thurs, Sat: 8:00-16:00
Friday and holiday eve: 8:00-15:00