Monday, 15 October 2018

The Best Museums in Haifa

Hebrew:  מוזיאונים בחיפה

Haifa has a selection of wonderful museums and while you are touring Israel and planning your visit to Haifa and the North, you should definitely visit these.  Haifa museums are small, they give you a good insight without the exhausting legwork at large museums.

The Madatech - The Science and Technology Museum

Located on Bialik Street in the Hadar, in the old Technion Building.  Leonardo Da Vinci, light, communication and flight are just some of the permanent exhibitions with wonderful hands-on activities for budding scientists and the entire family. 

Top tips: 

  • If you have young children, invest in a full family membership which will give you unlimited entrance to the museum, the Cinematrix and various other museums in Israel for one  year.
  • Take your own snacks with you and picnic in the grounds afterward.
  • Visit their shop – they have wonderful educational games, toys and activities.  Bring your credit card!
  • Get on their mailing list for regular updates and information
  • The schools generally have pre-arranged visits to the museum during the academic year, where the kids visit the laboratories and investigate specific topics.
Visiting Hours
Sunday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
11:00-15:00
Closed
10:00-18:00        

The Tikotin Museum - Japanese Art Museum

tikotin museum

The Tikotin Museum is dedicated to Japanese art and culture.  It is located at 89 Hanassi Blvd. on the Central Carmel, close to the Nof, Dan Panorama and Dan Carmel hotels.  It can be reached by any of the buses that stop in the Central Carmel – it is just a short walk from the central bus stop.  The number 23 bus from the Hadar stops right outside.  The Carmelit is an ideal transport choice if you have access to it.  If you are coming by car, there is pay parking on Hanassi Blvd. and on Yefe Nof, the parallel street.

Top tips:

  • Find out about the Carmelit underground railway which sometimes has a day ticket that includes the fare and entrance to this and other museums.  You can purchase the ticket at the vending machine in the Carmelit.  You can pay by credit card.
  • Take another half an hour to stroll along the Louis Promenade on Yefe Nof – wonderful air and magnificent views of Haifa.

Visiting Hours

Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursdays - 10:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m

Fridays - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturdays - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Phone: 04-8383554

The Haifa Museum of Art

Haifa Museum of art

At 26 Shabbtai Levi Street in the Hadar, the Haifa Museum of Art is dedicated to local and international contemporary art. The Museum’s collection includes over 7,000 works of art.  There is an interactive childrens'  wing – Its purpose is to turn their visit into a multi-sensory experience.

 

Travel Tip

Combine the trip to the museum with a stroll to the top of Ben-Gurion Blvd.  You can take in the view of the Bahai Temple – it is a 5 minute walk.

The National Maritime Museum

maritime museum

Located at 198 Allenby Rd is devoted to the maritime history of the Mediterranean basin, the Red Sea and the Nile, a collection spanning 5,000 years.

You daughters might find this museum a bit boring.  It makes a great outing though for dads and their sons. They'll love it!

Telephone number: 04-8536622 or 04-9115746

Disabled visitors get a 20% discount.

The Haifa City Museum

The Museum is located in the former Templar school and community center buildings in the German Colony. The Templar community center features exhibitions devoted to the history of Haifa including its architecture, urbanism, art and culture - as well as the links between past, present, and future: Haifa port, Christians in the Holy Land and in Haifa, the Hijaz railway and contemporary and historical photographs of Haifa.

 

Travel tip: Have lunch at one of the many outdoor restaurants and cafes on Ben-Gurion in the German Colony

The Mane Katz Museum

Mane Katz was a Jewish artist and friend of Pablo Picasso, who lived in Paris.  His work – Jewish themes - is displayed in this museum. The building was donated by the city of Haifa. 

The museum is on Yefe Nof St. opposite the Dan Panorama Hotel in Haifa.

 

 

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