The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture

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The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture

The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture
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B T
London, UK739 contributions
Dec 2021
This is an interesting little museum, it does not have much in it but had some things from the Philistine era a few thousand years old (pots, jugs, jewellery etc.). I think it is well worth a visit.
I had an audioguide in English, but sometimes they might not offer you one unless you ask. It doesn't cost extra and adds much to the visit. There are some information boards around, including in English, but not many. It can be hard to find as it seems to be in a residential area.
Written December 31, 2021
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Jon-telaviv1
Ludham, UK3 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Cute museum, not too big with enough stuff to keep kids occupied. A little gem. My kids like using little phones that go with the visit. Had some nice interactive displays and is genuinely interesting. Nice art exhibition in the basement.
Written November 3, 2018
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Ian W
Rehovot653 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Visiting this small museum which is not in the tourist cities of Israel, is well worthwhile..
It may not be the largest museum you have ever visited but it is compact and informative and puts into prospective the turmoil that this land has been going thru, since to concept time . You need no more that 1 hour for the Philistine dept.

But in the basement and not really well advertised, is a super small department, exibiting personal collections of Ashdod residents, of buttons, dridels , Russian dolls etc
Now, downstairs is well worth going to see..
Written May 12, 2018
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dkrstec
Scottsdale, AZ566 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Was part of our Holy Land Tour. Very interesting, lighted museum of history and Philistine artifacts. Small...could be seen within an hour which was nice.
Written February 27, 2018
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AlanofLondon
Greater London, UK343 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
A small gem of a museum which gives a clear and interesting account of the invasion of the Levant by the Sea People, particularly the Philistines. This invasion brought to the region their more advanced material culture, and naturally alongside this, their own gods.

This led to the writers of the Bible denigrating them and as a result they received a bad press in popular perception ever since, being wrongly labelled as boors and uncultured people. Their name entered the language to mean something they never were.

The museum, while not addressing this injustice provides plenty of evidence by its exhibits to show how wrong this idea is. It is well worth an hour or so of your time if you are at all interested in finding out more about this ancient people.
Written January 29, 2018
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Dan G
Washington DC, DC152 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
I visited the museum a couple of years ago, and this time I took a local friend to see it. He very much enjoyed it, and so did I, even the second time. As one archaeologist wrote, due to extensive recent excavations, we now know more about the Philistines than about the contemporary Israelites. The more serious your interest in Near East archaeology, the more you’ll enjoy a visit to this museum. Personally, I didn’t find the children-friendly stuff very well done - they are more silly than educational. But most of the (small) museum is aimed at an adult audience, and for them, it is really very good.
Written December 20, 2017
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Tal S
26 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
I really enjoyed this museum. The artifacts are beautiful, the setup and lighting are spot-on, and the information is presented in an interactive and interesting manner, including amusing caricatures of life in the Philistine world and excerpts from works such as the Illiad. As a history enthusiast, however, I already knew a lot of the more general information and would have loved if the museum went into greater detail about the presence of the Philistines in the region and their interactions with the ancient Hebrews.
It's a fairly small museum that can be thoroughly explored in about 2 hours, which makes the 30 NIS entrance fee rather expensive in my opinion. Note: the audio guide is free but is only available in Hebrew. Don't worry though, it doesn't give that much more information than the written texts.
Written August 25, 2017
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Bronislava K
3 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
it met my expectations- a concise, artistic, and up to the point
shed new light on our knowledge about the ancient people residing on our land
Written August 5, 2017
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ilanrubin
Jerusalem, Israel117 contributions
Jul 2017
If in Ashdod, this museum is DEFINITELY worth a visit: Excellently curated, it manages to fit a lot of intesting facts and artifacts into a small display area. Enjoy! Cynthia and Ilan Rubin, Jerusalem
Written July 8, 2017
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123Josh
Israel25 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
We went with younger kids so the adults were rushed a bit more than I would have liked since there are many artifacts to check out and I'm sure with a guide there would be a lot more information to get rather than our walk through. This one is smallish but unique and the younger kids have a few interactive stations to get them excited, one includes getting dressed up in ancient garb, and others are motion sensing with video displays. Adjacent to the museum is a large plain park if you want a pre or post picnic area. It was erev chag and not packed.
Written April 16, 2017
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