Eretz Israel Museum
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
|About these ratings|
If you're curious about how Tel Aviv came to be, a visit to The Eretz Israel Museum is a must. This facility showcases historical artifacts discovered in Tel Aviv. The museum comprises several pavilions, each housing a different category of findings, like glasswork, ceramics, fabrics, and coinage. The museum also serves as an archaeological facility, so you can tour several restored facilities, including the Tell Qasile Excavations. Archeologists have discovered that Tell Qasile (an ancient port city built by the Philistines in the 12th century B.C.) was destroyed by a fire during the 10th century B.C.; some speculate that the fire was the work of King David.
Recent visitors say that the Eretz Israel Museum offers great insight into Tel Aviv's past and that the exhibits cater to visitors of all ages. However, one TripAdvisor user writes, "For the tourist with limited time in Tel Aviv, this will not be a priority."
The Eretz Israel Museum is located just north of central Tel Aviv in the Kiryat HaMuzeonim district. From Sunday to Wednesday, the museum stays open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Thursday, doors open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday, the museum welcomes visitors between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is 42 ILS ($11 USD) for adults; children 18 and younger can enter for free. To learn more, visit the Eretz Israel Museum website.