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.
The Tikotin Museum - Japanese Art 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.
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
The 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.
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
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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