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“Great museum, visit only by car.”

Design Museum Holon
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Holon
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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
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“Great museum, visit only by car.”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

My brother and I just got back from the Yohji Yamamoto fashion exhibition this evening.
The exhibition was nice but sparse. It's not the 30 NIS entrance fee I mind, it's the goddamn commute to get there. If you have an urge to use public transport to get to the museum, lie
down, hopefully it will pass.

The city of Holon, is a special place. Cab drivers will take extensive short cuts for you to bypass main roads. City planners have such confidence in the intuitiveness of their urban plan that they didn't bother to make any maps of it. Locals love their city so much that they seem
unaware of any way of leaving it by bus, much less by train.

Save your ten dollars and go do the free Architecture/Art tour (in English) of the Tel Aviv university campus on tuesdays at 11 (meeting is in front of the bookstore), Or do the Bauhaus architecture tour every friday at 10am at the Bauhaus center on 99 Dizengoff st. Its in English and it appears to be free.

Visited July 2012
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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12 reviews
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“Compact, convenient and interesting”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Try to visit the museum every few months. The exhibitions are usually very interesting. Beautiful on the outside and cozy inside.

Visited April 2012
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews
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“A world class Design Museum”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Don't skip this museum. The museum designed by architect Ron Arad is a highlight of Tel Aviv, much as the Guggenheim in NYC and in Bilboa. The exhibit changes regularly but the digital exhibit we saw in February was 1st class, interactive and thought provoking. We started with a wonderful breakfast in the cafe, and a tour through the gift shop, which features reasonably priced jewelry designed by Israeli artists,

Visited February 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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164 reviews
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“A very special museum, from outside (shape) and inside (content)”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

The museum shape from the outside is unique in its shape and color. As a non professional in design, the exhibits are very fine, innovative and interesting (requires a lot of attention and patience for details).

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antibes
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“Well worth the visit”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

If you want to spend a couple of hours learning about modern design, go to the Holon Design Museum near Tel Aviv. The exhibitions change every few months and the one we saw was very interesting - the DIgital Age which was hands on and opened up a whole new world of computer generated art to me.

The building itself is noteworthy. Designed by Ron Arad, it is an excellent example of modern architecture with an individual twist. Once inside, you are not aware of the outer framework of the building at all and the exhibition space, laid out over two floors, is easy to walk through and not feel overpowered by the amount on display. Written explanations are given in English and the helpful staff can also speak English if you have any questions.

Small coffee shop was excellent and the museum shop stocked some interesting items in all price ranges.

If you are visiting with children it would be a very good idea to check what exhibition is being displayed (there is no permanent exhibition) as it may not necessarily be of interest.

Visited February 2012
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