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Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth)

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Address: Klausner Street, Matiyahu Gate #2 | Tel Aviv University Campus, Tel Aviv 6139202, Israel
Phone Number: 97237457808
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, tells the ongoing and...

Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people. Beit Hatfutsot connects Jewish people to their roots and strengthens their personal and collective Jewish identity. Beit Hatfutsot conveys to the world the fascinating narrative of the Jewish people and the essence of the Jewish culture, faith, purpose and deed while presenting the contribution of world Jewry to humanity.

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The new wing is not to be missed

The new wing of the Museum of the Diaspora is extremely well designed and currently has very good exhibitions.First and foremost Heroes for children from 6 to 12 is the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lorna S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The new wing of the Museum of the Diaspora is extremely well designed and currently has very good exhibitions.First and foremost Heroes for children from 6 to 12 is the most interesting museum I have taken my grandchildren to this summer.They were fascinated and it was both a fun and educational experience.The exhibition on Bob Dylan is well presented. I... More 

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth), responded to this review

Dear Lorna, Thank you for your kind review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building houses so many amazing exhibits it is impossible to mention them all. Israel and the Jewish people have such a long and diverse history and some how you get to walk along that time line, the highs and the lows, while spending a few hours at the Diaspora museum. It's family friendly, wheelchair friendly and has a very... More 

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth), responded to this review

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very worthwhile visit to the museum. New exhibitions visually superb and Heroes exhibition perfect for children with no boredom complaints during our 1.5 hr slot. Even the older part of the museum great even though very dated.

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Third Lake IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a true gem of a museum. We learned so much, including the story of the recent immigration/rescue of the Jews from Africa through the Sudan. We were here for six hours and could have stayed longer. There is currently an exhibit on Bob Dylan along with replicas of synagogues from around the world. Definitely worth the cab ride... More 

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth), responded to this review

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old part needs so refurbishment. The new wing of the museum as great and interesting exhibits. This is worth visiting if you have extra time in Tel Aviv. Getting here is a bit tricky.

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth), responded to this review

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum us a unique place to learn what the Jews are. Do we really know what does this mean? Let׳s make a bet that we really do not know. If we admit that, plour next place will be the Museum!

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Podgorica, Montenegro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum of the Jewish people recently launched new wing with four new exhibitions. It's must see. I personally enjoyed the most Bob Dylan exhibition. Highly recommended.

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth), responded to this review

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Wenden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally having visited the recently opened new wing, after so many have recommended it to me. I was there with girls from 2-18, and no one got bored for a second in our almost 3-hours visit. THe "Heroes" exhibition is nothing short of amazing. Hands-on approach with lots of interesting and exciting stuff, very modern design and technology that makes... More 

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth), responded to this review

Dear Allon, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. More 

Hartsdale New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't been to this iconic museum - Beit HaTefutsot - ever or in a long time, it is definitely time for a visit. Currently working on a relaunch of the permanent exhibition in 2017, the museum has spiffed up its uniquely wonderful models of lost European synagogues. And an interesting variety of current temporary exhibitions are not to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the original exhibit is very comprehensive, it is also very dark and dated, with some exhibits missing artifacts as they are being moved in preparation for the new exhibit. That being said, the new wing is absolutely stunning. We loved the new synagogue hall with the models, huge movie projections as well as artifacts on display. The Heroes exhibit... More 

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth), responded to this review

Thank you! We are looking forward to seeing you. More 

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