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“A hidden treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum)

Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum)
2, Haim Levanon Street | Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69975, Israel
(972) 3 641 5244
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Ranked #21 of 146 Attractions in Tel Aviv
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum is comprised of several exhibition pavilions where each is dedicated to a different cultural field and subject including Archaeology, Judaica, Ethnography, Material Culture and Applied Arts of the Land of Israel.
New York City, New York
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“A hidden treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This museum is often forgotten but holds wonderful collections of ancient glass and ancient ceramics along with a marvelous collection of ancient coins which bring history to life along with a pavillion devoted to beautiful silver ritual pieces along with other items from around the Jewish world. In addition there are archeological items and an informative area in which one can see how ancient Hebrews lived and worked. There's a planetarium on the grounds and often changing exhibitions of photography or contemporary jewellery or ceramics or glass.It is sort of a Pandora's box of surprising delights so it's worth the visit but be sure to check the schedule as the hours are somewhat limited. The museum shop is considered by many to be the best in Israel and has a great selection of items for sale. There's also a nice cafe on the grounds with a pleasant balcony on which to have a break.

Visited June 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“History and ethnography in an archeological setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

An eclectic collection that includes glass, jewellery, ceramics, stamps, and even a planetarium all on a partly dug archeological site. The permanent collection of holy-land Judaica is excellent. The complex is beautifully landscaped. The museum shop is the best museum shop in Israel and a perfect place to buy upscale, original gifts for friends and family back home.

Visited December 2012
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Miller, Missouri
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“If you have time - check it out!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This museum was not close for walking but once I was there I am glad I went. The staff was helpful and interesting to speak with about the exhibits.

Visited October 2012
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“Multi faceted views of Israel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

The Eretz Israel museums, a collection of not necessarily related aspects and concepts of the country of Israel, is a hit and miss. The various separate pavilions, including coins/ money/weights through the ages, pottery, mosaics, photography, development of the postal service, tribute to baronvon Rothschild, a planetarium and excavations, to name a few , have varying degrees of sophistication and completeness. Best done is the coin/ money through the ages, neat and organized, polished and chronological , to the pottery ( sparse, somewhat random and disjointed). The development of the post office was interesting, and was paired with a small exhibit regarding Israeli support for the Spanish independence, and a photographic documentation of American postcard and photo depictions of a staged and romanticized middle east of the 1920's-30's. Unfortunately , two exhibits if interest-- glassware and the planetarium were closed. The sundial garden was bereft of Plantings and was looking tired. A photographic study of the diverse people of Israel, some followed over time, was especially compelling, however the diversity via the narratives was only available for those who could read Hebrew. The Rothschild pavilion re a tribute to the benefactor who supported the concept of a return to Israel was fascinating, though the audio in the presentations was not working and neither was the a/c

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Kfar HaMaccabi, Israel
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“An interesting museum of you like archaeology”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The museum is just north of the Yarkon River and easily accessible. The pavilions and open-air exhibitions deal primarily with the material culture of the Land of Israel. The exhibitions are well-laid out.

Visited January 2012
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