History Museums in Tel Aviv

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History Museums in Tel Aviv

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  • Ellen G
    Plainview, NY167 contributions
    This museum uses a series of films to tell the story of the first soldiers in what would become the country of Israel. It was personalized so that you felt as if you were part of the world these brave men and women were living in. Unfortunately, the audio guide does not completely translate the script, so an English speaking visitor is unable to fully appreciate the experience.
    Written November 22, 2022
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  • Hannah R
    2 contributions
    This museum has something for most visitors, although those with limited background about the Jewish People and Judaism will benefit the most.
    Written November 30, 2022
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  • Dee Catz
    22 contributions
    Even though this is not the real location, it is still a great place to learn about the events leading up to the Declaration of the State of Israel. The movie is very informative, all the pictures on the walls are really educational and the bonus is the rest of the historical information in the building. The models of Tel Aviv are so interesting.
    Written November 16, 2019
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  • Watchful26
    Carlsbad, CA100 contributions
    There are a lot of places that are closed on Saturday in Tel Aviv. Eretz Israel Museum was open and we're glad we visited. Interesting exhibits of artifacts, coins, stamps, glass and other antiquities. Highly recommended.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Harriet D
    1 contribution
    Absolutely outstanding. The narrative that the world needs to hear. Israel is a start-up nation and this museum highlights its innovators and their innovations. Get inspired!
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia11,739 contributions
    The Haggadah began as a self- defense force and later evolved into an armed militia to which most members of the Yishuv belonged. Despite harassment by the British, the Haganah became an effective fighting force, which led the way in the War of Independence. Concealed Haganah weapons caches are still being found today. The Haganah later formed the basis of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). This Museum will fascinate anyone with an interest in the history of Israel, particularly the history of the Jewish state's fighting men and women.
    Written November 12, 2022
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  • IndianaMom2010
    Indiana9 contributions
    My husband, daughter (age 25), and I visited here as well as other historical museums in Tel Aviv. This Etzel Museum is well worth the visit.
    Written July 31, 2018
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  • benc9999
    1 contribution
    We visit the Neve Tzedek area a lot, but until recently had never entered nor indeed paid particular attention to this fascinating museum detailing a little-known but unique community: the Jews of Aden, a former British Protectorate port now located in Yemen, separated only by a narrow gulf from the Horn of Africa.

    The Jews of Aden have numerous similarities to Yemenite Jews as a whole (a community about which it's possible to learn a lot in Neve Tzedek and also in the nearby district of Kerem HaTeimanim) but are distinctly influenced by the importance the British attached to the Protectorate as a bustling entrepot, and as such mingled with British, Indian, and Iraqi Jews, among others. For instance, as we learned, while it is more common in Israel to eat the starchy dough jachnun as a savoury dish, alongside a rich tomato sauce and spicy condiments, in Aden 'gachnun' (according to the local dialect) was typically eaten with jam, as a sweet dish which might even accompany afternoon tea.

    The museum houses a broad range of artefacts, photographs and documents relating to Aden Jews, from the community's origins to its later settlement in Israel and in the UK. There is also a range of books to browse through or buy which help the visitor enrich their knowledge. Our visit was really made special by staff member Sarah, who took time to explain to us numerous nuances and additional facts that placed the community in its historical context. It's also possible to book tours in advance if you're coming with a large group. You can pop in for ten minutes just to get a feel while you're on your way to one of the neighborhood's other sides, or stay for up to an hour to fully immerse yourself in the exhibits and books and even climb the stairs to the grand synagogue hall.
    Written September 9, 2019
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  • saschastreule
    Chur, Switzerland527 contributions
    Great little museum directly at the sea.
    Nice place to eat after the visit outside on the huge garden or just to drink a beer.
    Really old building combined with modern glass.
    Written August 2, 2018
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  • Boaz Y
    Tel Aviv, Israel614 contributions
    Take a step into a world of coolness and nostalgia! It's a small place nothing fancy or crazy but filled with so many details and collectors items - if you like those stuff, old toys especially - visit! Plus so many cool places in the area to enjoy so it's a plus
    Written November 1, 2016
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