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“Historic site”

Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum)
Ranked #28 of 280 things to do in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum is comprised of several exhibition pavilions where each is dedicated to a different cultural field and subject including Archaeology, Judaica, Ethnography, Material Culture and Applied Arts of the Land of Israel.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great historical displays in lots of rooms.Outside excavations fascinating,especially the wine press and holding chambers

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Having been to this museum countless times over 40 years with all ages, true this is not a small child attraction but it is highly education for those over 6. Start at the top left pottery pavilion and do it quickly unless its your thing, but don't miss the Canaanite house recreation and realize how earthenware vessels were those days' kitchen cabinets & fridges. Early man then learns to melt certain stones such as copper (Nechushtan pavilion) to make tools and weapons for farming & fighting and history starts developing. Rather than unwieldy bartering, coins are also developed (Numismatic pavilion) with similar smelting technology. This progresses into glass (wonderful videos in the glass pavilion). Then basic steel machinery all the while passing through actual ancient olive presses and excavated intricate mosaic tile floors. Finally look for the development of culture, tradition and religion in the folklore pavilion and gardens of local flora among an archaeological dig, old trains and other vehicles. One really needs more than a morning to take it all in so plan a refreshment break in the nice cafe. With all this, there are usually excellent special exhibits too. So no, it's not the MET or British Museum but it is very special. Oh and at the very end there is the Planetarium but by the time your reach it, you'll already be seeing stars.

Thank Harold J
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is a unique museum that is divided into many museums. Buildings specializing on coins, postal system, glass, pottery and many many more. It is a place to learn the history of the country from many perspectives and particularly good for children, but good for adults as well.

Thank Mel S
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Eretz Israel Museum does have some interesting exhibits, but the museum is undergoing an entire remake. I would recommend waiting until 2015 when they have completed the renovation before visiting.

Thank SeasonTraveler2007
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

There is not a whole lot to see here, but the restaurant has really good sandwiches. Stop for lunch on your way to Bet Hatefutsoth, which contains a rich history of the Diaspora.

Thank kellyjay
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