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“A gem of a museum - and free”

Hecht Museum, University of Haifa
Ranked #13 of 86 things to do in Haifa
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Haifa, Israel
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79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A gem of a museum - and free”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

There are some wonderful permanent exhibits in this museum: a ship covered by the sea for over 2000 years, coins from the various historical periods, rings used as seals by kings and royalty, ossuaries, ceramics, and lots more. I always take visitors to this museum. It is located in the library building (at the bus stops) in haifa University.

Visited May 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent collection”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

On the campus of Haifa University. Very informative about history. Well presented with very descriptive labels. Worth the trip to the university.

Visited December 2012
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“If you are interested in either history or archeology, I highly recommend going there”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

If you are interested in either history or archeology, I highly recommend going there: a large collection which is impressive in its variety and quality, all in a not-too-big space, with good explanations, and with no admission fee.

Otherwise, you might find it too far to get to (outside the city of Haifa, and with parking issues).

Visited July 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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54 reviews
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“Who says "You can't get something for nothing"”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The Hecht Museum of the University of Haifa - an absolute treasure .. archeology wing and art wing..
Part of the Permanent archeological exhibit:
The permanent thematic displays:
(1) Phoenicians on the Northern Coast of Israel in the Biblical Period (amazing!) (2) Ancient Crafts and Industries (delightful) and The Ma'agan Mikhael Ancient Ship (incredible)
The Temporary Exhibit showing now - Hoards and Genizot as Chapters in History is absolutely fantastic..
All this and more - with no entrance fees.. so in this land of miracle you can get "something for nothing"!!
Really worth the trip.
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http://mushecht.haifa.ac.il/info_eng.aspx

Visited May 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Archeological Exhibits Were Fascinating”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We were constrained on time because the museum closes early on Friday. You could spend a lot of time looking at all the items on display - the signage is excellent. We were not so interested in the art, but the rest of the exhibits are very educational and interesting.

Visited October 2012
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