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Address: 4 Mazal Dagim Street, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
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+972 3-683-7676
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Ilana Goor Museum, distinct in its dual purpose as both the gallery and...

The Ilana Goor Museum, distinct in its dual purpose as both the gallery and private home of the artist, is a uniquely hidden gem in the old city of Jaffa. Housed in a historically rooted eighteenth-century structure, the museum allows visitors to see and feel the eclectic collection of famous Israeli sculptor Ilana Goor with Old Jaffa as a background storyline and setting. Within the walls of the beautifully-renovated structure lay over 500 artworks, both by Goor herself and by guest Israeli and international artists included in the museum collection. For the first time in Israel, you have the opportunity to admire works of art from the point of view of the artist/collector rather than as exhibits in a sterile academic environment. Despite the Museum's eclectic nature, each room features creations from different places and times. Each work of art has a different background and a story all its own. The Museum's uniqueness lies in the unexpected contexts generated by each artist, both on the human and on the visual level.

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For any visitor to Israel or Jaffa, this museum is a must. We have never seen something like this in out lives. Its a living museum, not a relic.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For any visitor to Israel or Jaffa, this museum is a must. We have never seen something like this in out lives. Its a living museum, not a relic.

Thank Hiren S
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ilana Goor is a most talented artist and personality. Ilana Goor personifies Israel. The museum affords you the opportunity to view her art and furniture and even enjoy a cup of coffee in the café overlooking a most magnificent view.

Thank cracond1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is one of the wanders of modern Israel. Created with love around the exciting life of one of israrl's greatest artist and personalities Ilana Goor. There is no other museum in the world that was created by an artist, which brings together her life story and her great art pieces, side by side with her unique art collection... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some amazing, art, furniture, architecture and views. Can't miss this place if you are visiting Jaffa.

Thank Andrew L
Ithaca, New York, United States
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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Although the museum is famous, I didn't really like it much. The house is absolutely crammed with random art and rather self-serving photos and newspaper clippings. And the fact is that people have different stylistic preferences, and her art isn't in my favorite style.

Thank KB14850
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

The place has some weird stuff. if you are walking around and find it, go in (don't remember if it cost money or not - if it does - avoid). Jaffa is a most place to go so for sure you will be around but do not waste time to look for it.

Thank AneNemro
New Jersey
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

This is a very nice museum created by the love and passion of artist Ilana Goor. It is eclectic, a bit of a jungle but very interesting. It is in an 18th century well renovated building. Ilana Goor collected art for over 50 years.

Thank podrozniczka60
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

Nice for a walk from the port, lovely selection and the space is awsome, try it on the day stroll in jaffa

Thank neta M
Deerfield, Illinois
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

A lifetime fo collecting 'stuff'. Art of all desciptions, piled high in every room and every direction. Quite amazing, and such an unusual place to visit.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

As someone who lives in Jaffa, I sometimes go to the old jaffa and see the place. One of the best places I go often is the museum of Ilana Goor which is in her house. The sculptures you can see there are so beautiful made by her. There are 4 levels of sculptures in her house which is very... More 

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