Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum

Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum, Beersheba

Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum

Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kelly D
Houston6 contributions
My Israeli Airforce Museum experience
Mar 2020
I so much was interested in seeing this exibit that I was tremendously disappointed.

We drove 2 hours to see this museum mainly because I was such a fan of the accomplishments of the Israeli Air Force and have visited several aviation museums before throughout the states. I don't mean to compare museums in the states to Israel but when I have visited museums in the states, the condition of the aircraft look as if you could add fuel and fly them away. Here it is like touring an old bone yard. The condition of the aircraft is terrible with many dirty or missing parts. Look closely at the photos of the museum and you will see planes and vehicles on display with flat tires and tall grass growing around the exibits. Its like no one is even trying to make this an attractive exibit. Some of the displays are nothing more than an old rusty engine or a wrecked vehicle. We literaly saw the entire exibit and walked out within 30 mins.
It wouldn't think it would be hard to get a volunteer group or group of cadets to volunteer to clean up some of the displays. If I lived there I would volunteer myself. There has to be retired aircraft mechinics willing to repair some of the aircraft.
I am sorry to give a bad impression of this place but I was so disappointed that they would even charge for admission. I think its just a shame that these famous aircraft are left in such a state of disrepair.
Written May 4, 2020
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heshcody44
Tel Aviv, Israel189 contributions
planes + history
Jan 2020
The museum is a ten minute ride from the city of Beersheva. The planes trace the history of Israel from pre-state to the F-16. If you have the time make a reservation and you can have a guide who will speak your language(NOT only English)
Written February 18, 2020
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priti q
Dubai, United Arab Emirates134 contributions
Great way to spend a few hours
Feb 2020
The Israeli Air Force Museum in Beersheba is very interesting. The outdoor exhibits range from Spitfires to a Boing to bits of burnt out fuselage. The captions accompany each exhibit is well written and some have great stories.
Wear comfortable shoes and in summer an umbrella is absolutely necessary. I saw it in pouring rain! The Heritage hall exhibition wasn’t great though some of the photographs were riveting. It was pretty crowded and noisy when we were there as huge groups of young soldiers were there.
Written February 9, 2020
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Baltimore48
Laguna Woods, CA285 contributions
More planes than can be imagined
Dec 2019
A great way to spend a few hours. So very many planes - starting with the earliest, going thru various prop planes thru the Falcons, mustangs to the F-16's. Each has a story- where they were made, how fast they fly, what they were made for, the pros and the cons. Each is also connected with various points in history, the wars of Israel. So very meaningful.
Make a reservation so that you can schedule an English guide
Written December 20, 2019
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Felix P
13 contributions
Excellent guided tour
Dec 2019
Book in adavnce a guided tour in a given language. Much better with a guided tour.
You learn so much about Israel Aviation History and... histories !!
Written December 12, 2019
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Ross S
5 contributions
Very Interesting
Nov 2019
This is a great place to learn about the history of the IAF. We arranged for an onsite guide to show us around and that made all the difference. I had been there once before without a guide and it wasn't nearly as good.
Written December 12, 2019
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Vladimir78
Prague, Czech Republic7 contributions
Museum was closed
Nov 2019
I visited museum on Tuesday this week at 1:30PM, but it was closed, despite openning hours are up to 5PM. No information available on site. Check before you go!
Written November 14, 2019
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teachingenglish35
London, UK17 contributions
A disappointing visit
Jun 2019 • Solo
I visited the museum a few days ago and came away saddened. Having worked at an aircraft museum for a number of years I was expecting much more. The museum itself with its history and exhibits has so much potential and could be an amazing and educational experience but the site is badly neglected. The aircraft left outside (thank goodness the de Havilland Moth is undercover) are deteriorating with paintwork flaking and rust on the metal, information boards; absent, fallen down or faded so badly that it is hard to read them and exhibitions sorely in need of attention. In its current state I feel the museum will only appeal to aircraft or military history enthusiasts. I hope that one day the government and the tourist industry will finally realise what a positive contribution this museum could be to the local tourist industry and give it the investment and the attention it needs to bring this fascinating slice of history to life.
Written June 21, 2019
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Jonathan
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
A must-see place for those who are interested in the Israeli Air Force
Jan 2019 • Friends
An impressive collection of Israeli and captured warplanes as well as giving a brief history of the Israeli Airforce. Too bad the gift shop was not open when I went there.
Written June 14, 2019
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Yoav B
Tel Aviv, Israel244 contributions
Piece of histoty
Apr 2019 • Family
This meuseum is actually a piece of Israel history.
The meuseum is unshade so try to come early in the morning in hut days.
Written April 10, 2019
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Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum is open:
  • Sun - Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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