Bet Bialik Museum
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This restored home and library of Chaim Nachman Bialik (1873-1934), Israel’s national poet, contains 94 books he wrote with translations in 28 languages.
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Altug71
Rome, Italy1,840 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Nice, small museum with a good location.
Very interesting neighborhood.
The museum itself was the house of National Poet Hayim Nahman Bialik.
There is not so much to read in English, most of the things written in Hebrew.
It’s 2 floors. With some furniture of the poet himself. 6-18 years 10 shekels, adults 20 shekels. Clean bathrooms with drinking water.
Written February 25, 2020
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Eli1962
Ramat Gan, Israel353 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
Probably the most spectacular example of the short-lived National Romanticism - a style that graced Tel Aviv streets short after WWI. A stately building in a quiet street where every house is worth a good look, next to the lovely Bialik square ("the only real piazza in Tel Aviv"). Majestic interior. The main exposition is dedicated to Haim Nachman Bialik, and there are interesting temporary exhibitions too.
Important: the map on this page is a wrong one, showing Bialik Street in Bat Yam. For the REAL Bet Bialik, try "Bialik House" with Bing or Google map.
Written November 3, 2013
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rootsandstuff
Haifa, Israel11 contributions
Jul 2016
When you walk to Bet Bialik, you walk down a street filled with original bauhaus and earlier flats from the very first days of the city of Tel Aviv. It's like walking back in time, and well worth the visit alone. There were two museums included in the price, Bet Bialik, where Israeli national poet Chaim Bialik lived and next door, across a little square, the old Tel Aviv town hall before the creation of the state. Bet Bialik is beautifully furnished, in what they call the international style. Beyond that, the curators made use of the space by displaying his poems and actions in drawers you pull out, each one telling a story or aspect of his life. There is little English explanation, although they do give you a leaflet in English when you come in. But even if you don't know anything about Israel, it's a great building. The town hall houses exhibitions, and on the basement photos of Tel Aviv in the earlier years. They even have the first Mayor, Dizengoff's original office, complete with his original hat and coat on a hook and ancient map of the city. Very glad we went.
Written July 8, 2016
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Shula K
Tel Aviv, Israel3 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
In a splendid Bauhaus building, in a quiet corner near the teaming Allenby Street, you will find the so-called Museum of the History of Tel Aviv. Why so called? Because a few phtographs of Mrs Cohen with her son Yankele standing by the Dizzengof water fountain, and the nursery children with their teacher on the Tel Aviv beach, do not constitute a museum. There is nothing about the foundation of the city, how it developed, how and why certain neighbourhoods were populated by different ethnic groups, how the parks were planned, what employment opportunities there were over the years. Yes, a fuzzy film offers up a few memorable landmarks; great. But this museum does not show anything vaguely connected with the historical development of the city, or how the city, its population, its size, its employment opportunities, changed over the years. By all means, have a good look at the beautiful exterior. Then walk down Bialik street and marvel at the mix of buildings, all nicely preserved, and pop in for a coffee at the legendary Bialik cafe. Once refreshed, turn left into Allenby and left again into Hamelech George and enjoy the atmosphere of the other Tel Aviv: rough, ready and very, very lively.
Written June 5, 2015
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Casa_Tata_TLV
Tel Aviv, Israel39 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Tel Aviv is beautiful and it's architecture a marvel. I look around and dismay how in 100 years so much beauty was build and in so many styles. One of these architectural site is Bialik square. it is home of the first Tel Aviv town hall (today a lovely museum), the private house of the Israeli National poet and some of the most beautiful houses including the Ruben museum all built at the beginning of the last century.
Written April 14, 2015
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rawpl
Boston, Massachusetts68 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
Very interesting guided tour through the home of Israel's poet Laureate and the cultural center of life in Tel Aviv.....Tel Aviv's famed artist Reuven Ruven's home is just a few doors down the street. Very charming, if you have some extra time in Tel Aviv
Written March 31, 2015
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ef1953
Denver, CO11 contributions
Feb 2015 • Solo
Bialik Street is home to Bialik's museum, Reuben Rubin's museum, old city hall and Café Bialik. All worth seeing. The street is a microcosm of various architecture styles and Bialik and Ruben were very important in shaping Israel's culture.
Written March 13, 2015
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Dandush
Israel48 contributions
The histoic house has plenty of original artifacts. However, the staff insists on giving you a guided tour, which amounts to long and boring lectures, elementary school style. This problem mars many Israeli museums I'm afraid. I would rather spend my visit alone, in my own pace and skip the forced guidance. That's why this museum gets only three stars instead of 4 or even 5.
Written October 3, 2012
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
The ”Bet Bialik” meaning “Bialik’s house/Home” is located on a wonderful street that also bears the name of the national poet beloved to this days. When you are walking along this lovely “Bialik Street” you are passing some lovely original Bauhaus buildings that have been renovated in recent years. Your feels like you’re walking back in time (as someone had written in a review before me). The Bet Bialik itself is a “real gem” and highly recommended, take a guide or a guided tour, especially if U R a tourist so that you can make the most of the benefit from visiting this interesting house and the tenant who lived there when the city of Tel Aviv was established.
Written February 12, 2019
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Malcolm S
London, UK13 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is a remarkable little museum - the house where Bialik lived from 1924-34. It is a beautiful house in its own right, and the history of Bialik's work is intrinsic to an understanding of the development of Israel. Do collect a free guidebook at the entrance, as all captions on the walls are in Hebrew alone.
Written July 19, 2018
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