The PhotoHouse

The PhotoHouse, Tel Aviv: Hours, Address, The PhotoHouse Reviews: 4.5/5

The PhotoHouse
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Established in 1940, The PhotoHouse ("Zalmania") is the oldest photography shop in Israel! It has become one of Israel's most important and largest photography archives, holding over one million negatives that document Israel's fascinating history. Visit our archive shop that offers photographs, books, postcards & other great gifts of old Tel Aviv & Israel!
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WZ94
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions
Must go place for postcards
Feb 2019 • Solo
Forget about souvenir shops or bookstore if you’re looking for some nice postcards to send back home. Just head to The PhotoHouse and problem solved! Bought 10 postcards there :)
Written February 4, 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Israel as it was before...
Jan 2019 • Couples
You can learn from the very early days how Israel developped. There are tausends of photos and you can even have them as copies or as posters.
Written February 3, 2019
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Freestategal
North Bethesda, MD37 contributions
Fascinating Historic Photos
Nov 2018
We found out about this shop in a guidebook. It houses the extensive archives of one photographer, Rudi Weissenstein, who photographed early Tel Aviv and parts of Israel. You can purchase reproductions as posters, photos (including on archival quality paper), or magnets, but really browsing these historic photos is fascinating in itself. It's an easy walk to get there in TLV, and there are some good falafel shops nearby. It's still owned and run by the family.
Written December 1, 2018
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Gerda O
Appelscha, The Netherlands142 contributions
Nice photoshop
Nov 2018 • Friends
IT is a very Nice fotoshop with a lot of postcards and posters in black/ white... All typical Israëlian pictures grom past and present
Written November 16, 2018
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Michael B
Frankfurt, Germany86 contributions
Amazing for time travellers
Sep 2018 • Family
start a journey to the 40/50s of last century and see how Israel developed over time, roughly from scratch...
Written October 4, 2018
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ginnychan
london15 contributions
Absolute must visit in Tel Aviv
Feb 2017 • Friends
The Photo House is fantastic for history buffs anyone intrigued by photographs depicting Israel's early days as a nation. The owner, Ben Peter, whose grandfather was the one who took all the photos in this incredible archive, is a fountain of knowledge and can give in great detail information and story behind each photo. Plus, he's got a great sense of humour and always has great recommendations for other places to visit in the neighbourhood. You won't leave disappointed.
Written September 16, 2017
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Maria H
1 contribution
The complete history of Israel in pics, do not miss it!!!
Jul 2017 • Solo
A wonderful, magic place, full of inspiration and warm hearted photographic works. The perfect place to find a stylish and very original present from Tel Aviv. A must for everyone.
Written September 10, 2017
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Laura Moreno Saraga
60 contributions
Great souvenirs
May 2017 • Friends
This is a great place to find a high quality souvenir that reminds you of Israel. Find the prints of Israel in everything from large prints to costers.
Written May 29, 2017
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J N
Enschede, The Netherlands190 contributions
short peek for special souvenir
Mar 2017
When you are in the neighbourhood. Just get in for 15 minutes. Classic shop for classic photos. Feels like a small museum. And you might take home a special souvenir.
Written April 1, 2017
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claudy
Europe28 contributions
The Best Present for Yourself
Sep 2016 • Friends
The PhotoHouse is one of the most wonderful shops in Tel Aviv, that is a Must. For everybody who wants to take home some great affordable photography from one of the most amazing photographers. Do get yourself the documentary on dvd 'Life in Stills' that you can buy here and which will tell you the most moving story of this shop, a true historical gem, a labor of love, run by the grandson of the original owners.
Written January 4, 2017
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  • Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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