We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Israel Defense Forces History Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Tel Aviv Promenade | Corner of Yehezkiel Kaufman str. and Ha-Mered str., Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 3-517-2913
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 71 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Interesting objects from Israel's early wars

The various hangers are arranged by theme: communications, uniforms, Chiefs of Staff, etc., are contain a lot of very interesting items. The outdoor areas display tanks and other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mrsirin
,
Washington
Add Photo Write a Review

71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 47: English reviews
Schönenbuch
Level Contributor
156 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

... the state of Israel is explained very well in this outstanding Museum. Every sequence of the story is in individual buildings. And the explainations are very good. Every time when I come to Tel Aviv I visit this place. Because there are (sadly but true) new exposures of the present. Example: the pieces of rockets who where fired in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Golan82
Washington
Level Contributor
494 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The various hangers are arranged by theme: communications, uniforms, Chiefs of Staff, etc., are contain a lot of very interesting items. The outdoor areas display tanks and other vehicles.

Helpful?
Thank mrsirin
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the less interesting things I have done in Israel. A bit hard to find and then it's a collection of huts with different exhibits in each. Not a huge amount of English commentary (not a criticism--why should they?) But unless you are a military enthusiast I think you may find other more exciting museums elsewhere. Like... More 

Helpful?
Thank DCJourney
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the exhibits are kind of old and falling apart and many of the armored vehicles are rusting. However, if you like weapons, and history this is the place for you

Helpful?
Thank Mel P
Southfield, Michigan
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

This was a great outdoor exhibit of the history of the IDF weapons and engineering ingenuity since before 1948. You can use the audio tour or not. And while they say don't climb the vehicles and armaments, many kids do and it is a great photo op. But be careful a lot of the machines are rusty. My 14 y.o... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tzvi K
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
123 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We combined a visit with the Hagana Museum as we got a ticket covering several museums. The IDF History Museum has multiple huts each one related to different aspects, such as weapons, security, supplies, military leaders, hidden arms, communications and the various wars from the pre-Israel days to 1967 and 1973. There are a large display of military vehicles such... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Sloop23
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I had visited this museum before, but this time the visit was much longer and more detailed and an absolute must. There are numerous "huts" with different types of exhibits, such as one with cars, used to drive various Israeli prime ministers, and leaders. There are plenty of tanks and armoured vehicles to look at, as well as an ambulance... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sally G
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

If anyone is an Israel History buff then this is a perfect place to go. You can spend the whole day just to go through everything that is in the museum. Impressed by their presentation of history, the photos and the actual guns, tanks, etc...they used for their wars in the past. I intend to go back to this next... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank PJo67
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
153 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Go to the Yitzhak Rabin Museum for great coverage of the Israeli engagements with the Neighboring Arab populations. Only go to the IDF Museum if you like to look at lots of army relics; do have a lot of that kind of stuff.

Helpful?
3 Thank Terry98027
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This museum is spread out in several buildings and some outdoor exhibits. It is quite thorough and very well put together. Combined with the Haganah museum, you can get a good picture of the effort that Israel made to create and defend itself. If you are a gun-nut, one building is a dream house full of pistols and rifles used... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Margaret W

Travelers who viewed Israel Defense Forces History Museum also viewed

Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District
 
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District
 

Been to Israel Defense Forces History Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Israel Defense Forces History Museum and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Israel Defense Forces History Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?