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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, but that it was not necessarily a high-priority stop. 
The Eretz Israel Museum is located just north of central Tel Aviv in the Kiryat HaMuzeonim district. On Monday and Wednesday, the museum stays open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday, doors are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday, the museum welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively. Admission is 52 ILS (around $14.72 USD) for adults; children 18 and younger can enter for free. To learn more, visit the Eretz Israel Museum website. 

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, as well as a planetarium. The museum comprises several pavilions, each housing a different category of findings, like glasswork, ceramics, fabrics and coinage. The museum also serves as an active archaeological facility, so you can tour several restored sites, including the Tell Qasile Excavations, while on the grounds. 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 said that the Eretz Israel Museum offers great insight into Tel Aviv's past and that the exhibits cater to visitors of all ages. However, some warned that those not interested in archaeology may be underwhelmed. If you're in Tel Aviv in the summer, you'll want to plan your visit to the museum in the morning – some recent visitors found it difficult to tour in the midday heat.

The Eretz Israel Museum is located just north of central Tel Aviv in the Ramat Aviv neighborhood. It can be reached via bus Nos. 7, 13, 24, 25, 45 and 127. On Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday, the museum stays open until 8 p.m.; it closes at 2 p.m. on Friday. General admission costs 52 Israeli shekels (around $15) for adults; children 18 and younger can enter for free. Combined admission to the museum and the planetarium is available, but keep in mind that planetarium shows are in Hebrew unless you specifically order an English performance (which must be pre-booked). To learn more, visit the Eretz Israel Museum website

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