When I went to Beit Bialik, I was only planning on visiting one museum that day, but when offered to purchase admission for Beit HaIr, I thought to myself "Why not?" It was hot, and air conditioned museums are a great cure for August, even though I had really only scheduled time for Chaim's house.
I'm glad I made the time.
As another repurposed building museum (this one from the original Tel Aviv City Hall), the multiple floors of this building cover the multiple layers and generations of Tel Aviv. There are portions of this museum that are preserved or restored (such as Mayor Meir Dizengoff's office, still there with his Burberry trench coat). This museum does a great job of blending history with modern life, viewed through multiple exhibits that places the modern Tel Aviv in history; through photographs of Tel Aviv throughout time or a collection of journal entries of assorted residents, this museum makes a point of writing Tel Aviv's history as it records it.
Any visitor that has found their way to Beit Bialik owes it to themselves to step out of the sun and into this museum as well; take some time out of the Tel Aviv heat, and spend it with its history.
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