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Tel Aviv Guide- Museums

1-TLVG- Tel Aviv art museumTel Aviv Art Museum:

Housing the raw talent of abstract minds and contemporary thinkers, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a key contributor to the local art scene in the city. November 2011 marked the debut opening of this five-story architectural masterpiece, The Herta and Paul Amir Building, which has attracted art-lovers from not only Israel but around the world. This new $55 million dollar wing exhibits an impressive collection of Israeli artists and has doubled the museum’s original size. Situated off Rothschild on Shaul Hamelech Blouevard, this new building is adjacent to the Golda Meir Cultural & Art Center, home to the new Israeli Opera and Cameri Theater.

Aside from the museums’ beautiful campus and architectural marvel, there are always a variety of new exhibitions on display. This not only gives visitors the opportunity of choosing an exhibit based on their personal preference but also makes the museum an enjoyable place to revisit as the exhibitions are continuously changing. To get more information about current exhibitions at the Tel Aviv Art Museum visit their website.

Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed 10.00 - 16.00
Tues, Thurs 10.00 - 22.00
Fri 10.00 - 14.00
Sat 10.00 - 16.00

Location: 27 Shaul Hamelech
Bus no’s 9, 18, 28, 70, 90, 111 will stop here.

Dialogue in the Dark - Blind Museum:

Take a step into a world where sight is a privilege, rather than just one of your 5 senses. Experience how it is to live life without vision. To depend solely on your sense of smell, touch, sound, and taste to get you through your daily activities. Feel these 4 senses become heightened as your experience a series of different environments with a new set of eyes. As you submerge yourself in this exhibit, you will be lead by a sight-impaired guide through a boating experience, a walk in the park, and a city adventure. Complete your journey with a meal at the blind cafe, where you are served by blind waiters and experience your food without sight.

Dialogue in the Dark is an experience in which you are able to learn about your inner self through sensory blindness, while interacting with some truly amazing people and being educated about their way of life.

Opening Times:
Sunday - Friday 09:00- 13:00
Monday-Thursday 16:00-20:00
Saturday 10:00-13:00

Reservations are required
Ticket price: 62 NIS
Tours are in Hebrew and English, children from 9 years of age and up

Location: Marpets Shlomo Rd, Park Pras Holon
Telephone: 972- 3- 6503010
Website: Dialogue in the Dark
Bus no: 89, 96, 163, 201, 189, 271, 76.


2-TLVG- House of Ben GurionThe House of Ben Gurion

The house of the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion, is an integral part of Israel’s history and the start of the first Jewish State. Through this tour, visitors can take a peek into his private life, take a look through his collection of priceless treasures from around the world, be amazed by his extensive library of books, and most importantly gain an understanding of how Ben Gurion's dream of a home for the Jewish people in the Negev evolved.

Opening Times:
Sunday- 08:00-15:00
Monday- 08:00-17:00
Tuesday- 08:00- 15:00
Wednesday- 08:00- 15:00
Thursday 08:00-15:00
Friday- 08:00-13:00
Saturday - 11:00-14:00

May through December: Saturdays from 11:00- 14:00, the rest of the year Ben Gurion house is open every first Saturday of the month from 11:00-14:00

Admission: No admission fee.
Location: 17 Ben Gurion Rd
Telephone: 972-3-5221010
Bus: 4, 5, 10, 39, 72, 104, 161, 166, 172, 405.

Independence Hall

Want to see where the state of Israel was established? David Ben Gurion declared Israel a state on the 14th of May 1948 at Independence Hall located on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv. This small building, still in original condition, is a fundamental component of Israel's history. With the original decor and furniture, visitors get to be taken back in time and experience history as they listen to a sound bite of the declaration.
Opening Times:
Sunday- Thursday 09:00-14:00

Admission: No Admission fee.
Location: 16 Rothschild Boulevard
Telephone: 972-3-5173942
Bus: 5, 18, 24, 40, 61, 104, 129, 161, 172, 240, 405.

3-TLVG-Musuem Jewish peopleThe Museum of the Jewish People

Through documents, artifacts, pictures, videos, documentaries, and replicas the lives and struggles of the Jewish people in the Diaspora have been captured. The histories of these communities are creatively displayed throughout the museum. Established in 1978, the museum aims to preserve and educate visitors about how Jewish communities live and practice Judaism in the Diaspora in the past and present. Follow the history of the Jewish people through your journey in the Museum, following Judaism from the time of the 12 tribes until today.

Opening Times:
Sunday-Thursday - 10:00-16:00
Wednesday – 10:00- 18:00
Friday- 10:00-13:00

Admission: NIS 24/35 (child/adult)*
Location: Klausner St, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv
Telephone: 03 6408000
Bus: 7, 25.
*Prices are as at 1 May 2012.