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National Maritime Museum

198 Allenby Road | Hadar, Haifa 31447, Israel
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Ranked #28 of 41 Attractions in Haifa
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum traces the history of seafaring and the development of shipbuilding in the Middle East featuring exhibits and a rich collection of maritime mythology, Greco-Roman coins, stamps, modern seafaring, naval battles and special emphasis on Jewish seafaring.

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S. Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I suppose if you're a maritime buff, this would be an interesting stop. There a various war ship artifacts and a couple of larger ships that are climable. Some of the exhibits were closed for renovation. Overall, I found it to be dull, short stop.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are actually two museums and the ticket to the Maritime Museum gets you into the Clandestine Immigration museum too. The Maritime museum tracks Israeli and Jewish seafaring and ancient history too and is interesting to those who like this. Ship models, commerce, history. Interesting and about an hour to do the museum. Lots of school kids there. Then about... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We took a weekday off and headed here with our 11 year old. We all loved this museum! It's a little less well known than the Aviator museum in Beer Sheva or the tank museum Latrun, so we didn't know what to expect. What a great find! The museum has two parts: an actual museum with rooms of exhibits and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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336 reviews 336 reviews
82 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is an opportunity to get hands on experience with several types of ships, boats and weapons with an Israeli Naval perspective. If you have never been in a real sub this is a place to visit. Several other very interesting exhibits too.

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Luanda, Angola
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598 reviews 598 reviews
163 attraction reviews
917 helpful votes 917 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Firstly, many of the reviews here are for the Navy and Museum of Clandestine Immigration down the road. You DON'T need a passport to get into this museum and you don't get the "anal probe" search on entry. In fact, the security guard is very friendly and even opened the door for us. The museum features both maritime historical matters... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
57 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Models of ancient boats are on display here with lots of background information, as well as models of modern day ocean faring ships. Especially the upper and lower floors are very interesting. Pirates are discussed, handicraft of POW's is shown, as well as navigating equipment and special knots. Arrange for a guided tour with Sa'ar, a very knowledgeable guide, excellent... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

When was the last time you saw a real cannon of a sunken ship found in the sea? A pirate or crusader's sword, coins and many other marine stuff? Related to the Mediterranean, the Nile and the area, it's permanent display is unique since you can see pirates, crusaders, ancient shipping, ship models, very old maps and many other archeology... More

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Haifa, Israel
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Very interesting exhibitions that suits both adults and kids. To my opinion it is ok for kids starting age of 5-6. Worth to take 2-3 hours in the museum and continue to the beach are located very close.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

May be it's very nice place, but first they should put the conditions of visiting somewhere in internet. Having come there I found that they ask a passport to enter the museum. This info even not written on the shield. It's a small handmade sticker. How could I know before, that l need id to visit museum? It's very stupid... More

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Modi'in, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We particularly enjoyed the Pirate section of the museum as it was unusual to have this information presented visually, outside of film.This museum will enchant all family members with its dioramas and superb collection of historical ships and artifacts. Within easy walking distance of a Haifa train station, this is a must see to really understand Mediterranean history.

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