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The Museum of Bedouin Culture

Kibbutz Lahav (off Beersheba-Kiryat Gat road), Beersheba, Israel
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Beersheba
Type: Specialty Museums
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Jerusalem, Israel
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Make sure you get a tour from someone who speaks English? They will explain the intricate custom of Bedoiun hospitality. This is definitely an interesting look at a growing population in Israel.

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Victoria, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

High in the hills overlooking be'er Sheva is a small cultural center depicting Bedouin life. They have some interesting dioramas and several beautiful costumes. There is also a replication of caves in the area that were used as hiding places in times of war, and as burial chambers. You can climb 60 steps up to the observation tower, which has... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Nice place to which we frequently take guests from overseas. gives a taste of Bedouin life and culture in nice displays. Short movies in different languages are also screened. Outside there is a Bedouin hospitality tent which serves tea and coffe and there is also a small cafeteria.

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Jerusalem
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80 reviews 80 reviews
69 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This museum is a pleasant and interesting way to get some information about Bedouin society and way of life. I just visited the main exhibition, without being guided nor offered the possibility to get into a Bedouin tent - as is mentioned in the publicity - or to talk to Bedouin people, therefore I was a little disappointed.

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El Perello, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

A friend took me there and showed me the projects that are in the works. The women were hard at work and the class was full.

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Folsom, California
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33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

A Bedouin guide took us through the museum, we learned a lot about how these people have lived since the beginning of history. An amazing insight into a very different culture. Definitely worth visiting.

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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

This is a small museum at Kibbutz Lahav, not far from Beer Sheba. We arrived by rental car, it was not hard to find. There is a very nice small museum which I highly recommend. I believe the displays are all labeled in English. But I also highly recommend paying a bit more for a guided tour. The only problem... More

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