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The National Maritime Museum Haifa

The National Maritime Museum Haifa

Haifa travel guide

The National Maritime Museum – was established in 1953, from the private collection of the late Aryeh Ben-Eli, who was the founder and first director of the museum. In 1972, the building was inaugurated at 198 Allenby Street, where it is still today.
The museum presents spectacular exhibitions of ships from different periods, the pirate exhibition presented in the museum as part of the permanent exhibition is an experiential exhibition and the only one of its kind in Israel. In addition, the museum displays rare finds that survived from ancient times, underwater archaeology, Greco-Roman coins, maritime mythology and more. The museum is located at the southern entrance to Haifa and attracts thousands of visitors a year.

The exhibition invites visitors to a space full of love for the sea and connects them directly with the museum’s new story. It features a display of bottled ships and models of ships from around the world created by sailors as part of the unique leisure culture that has evolved aboard ships sailing in the distance.

Address: Derech Allenby 198, Haifa
Image by: Zvi Roger

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art was founded in 1959. You can learn about Japanese culture and art through the museum's traditional and contemporary art exhibitions. The museum houses a wide collection of art and craft objects, including swords, ceramics, traditional textiles, and more, most of which were donated by Felix Tikotin. Japanese art is the only museum of its kind in the Middle East. Aside from being located near the avenue of hotels, the educational zoo, and other attractions, the museum is located in the center of Carmel, an entertainment and tourism area. Address: 89 Hanasi St., Haifa.

Haifa Museums

Haifa Museums

Haifa Museums Madatech The National Museum of Science, Technology and Space, is an outstanding and prominent museum, leading the museum-scientific education and culture activities in Israel. Madatech bases its activities on a professional infrastructure, constant renewal and an advanced educational approach, and leaves a significant mark on Israeli society. The visitor to Madatech goes through a positive and formative experience, which strengthens his understanding and increases his sympathy for science and technology. Address: Shmaryahu Levin St 25, Haifa Hours: Closes soon ⋅ 3PM ⋅ Opens 10AM Tue Phone: 04-861-4444 CLANDESTINE IMMIGRATION & NAVAL MUSEUM The ship Af-Al-Pi, which ran the Britishblockade during the Mandatory period, is on display. The museum is devoted to the Clandestine Immigration and to the history of the Israeli navy. Open: (Sunday -- Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday until 1 p.m. Tel. 8536249 (Bus No. 3, 5, 43, 44, 45). 204, Allenby Rd. DAGON GRAIN SILO & ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM Grain storage and handling in ancient Israel and the Near East, including a display of working tools. Guided tours are held Sunday - Friday at 10.30 a.m., or by appointment. Tel. 8664221. Admission free. (Bus No. 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22). Palmer Sq. near the port. THE NEW HAIFA MUSEUM The Museum of Art, founded in 1951, exhibits works from all over the world, ranging in date from the mid-18th century to the present. It prides itself on its collection of 20th-century graphics and contemporary Israeli paintings, sculptures, grafts and photography. Open Sunday -- Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m, to 1 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m, to 8 p.m. Tel. 8523255 (Bus No. 10, 12, 21, 28, 41, Carmelit). 26, Shabetay Levy St., Haifa. ISRAEL OIL INDUSTRY MUSEUM "Shemen" Edible Oil Factory in Haifa Bay. Open: Sunday -- Thursday 8 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Tel. 8654333. (Bus No. 2). 2 Tuvim St. MANE KATZ MUSEUM The late world-renowned Jewish artist bequeathed his home, paintings and other artworks to the city. Open: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m,, Tuesday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tel. 8383482. (Bus No. 21, 22, 23, 27, 30, 31, Carmelit). Admission free. (except special exhibitions). 89, Yefe Nof. St. NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM The National Maritime Museum, occupying a modern four-story building located near the entrance to Haifa South, this museum, founded by Arie Ben Eli, chronicles over 5,000 years of maritime history, with emphasis on the Eastern Mediterranean, cradie of shipping in the Western World. Open: Sunday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tel. 8536622. (Bus No. 3, 5, 43, 44, 45). 198, Allenby Rd. PREHISTORY MUSEUM & ZOO The Museum, adjacent to the Zoo of Haifa, includes archaeological finds from the Carmel and northern Israel, and dioramas illustrating the life of Prehistoric Man in this region. Open; Sunday -- Thursday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday $ holiday eves 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday & holidays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tel. 8371833. In July & August the Zoo and the museum are open until 6 p.m. (Bus No. 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 37, Carmelit). Located on Hanassi Ave. next to Gan Ha-Em. RAILWAY MUSEUM Collection of train memorabilia and restored locomotives and coaches. Open; Sunday, Tuesday $ Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Tel. 8564293. (Bus No. 17, 41, 42). Located in the old Haifa-East Railway Station on Hativat Golani Road, near Kikka Feisal. REUBEN & EDITH HECHT MUSEUM Contains thousands of unique archaeological items illustrating the theme "The People of Israel in the Land of Israel". Art Wing: impressionism and Jewish School of Paris. Open: Sunday -- Thursday 10 a.m, to 4 p.m., Friday &Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Tuesday open until 7 p.m. Tel. 8257773. Admission free. (Bus No, 24, 36, 37, 93). Located at the Main Building of the University of Haifa. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCIENCE DESIGN & TECHCHNION Science activity center, illustrating basic scientific principles and technological advances in Israeli industry, Open: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July & August open also on Sunday. Tel. 8628111, (Bus No. 12, 21, 24, 28, 37). Located In the old Technion Building in Hadar. Abba Khushi Ave. ARTIST'S HOUSE Exhibitions of contemporary Israeli artists. Sunday -- Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tel. 8522355. Admission free. (Bus No. 10, 12, 22). 24, Ha-Ziyonut Ave. BWIT HAGEFEN - ARAB -JEWISHCENTER Gallery open: Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tel. 8525251/2. Admission free. (Bus No. 10, 12, 22, 41, 42). 2, Hagefen St. THE TIKOTIN MUSEUM OF JAPANESE ART The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art devoted to the art of Japan, it adheres to the Japanese tradition displaying beautiful objects in harmony with the season; exhibits therefore change frequently. In these galleries, shoji -- sliding doors and partitions made of wood and paper -- soften the harsh sunlight. Open: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel. 8383554. (Bus No. 21, 22, 23, 27, 30, 31, Carmelit). Hanassi Ave., Central Carmel. http://www.inisrael.com/tour/haifa/museums.htm

The Haifa Cable Car

The Haifa Cable Car

Haifa has two cable car systems: the tourist-oriented Bat Galim cable car system that runs up Mount Carmel from the Bat Galim promenade in the western part of the city, and the Rakavlit – a public-transportation aerial tramway in the southeastern part of the city, which ascends from the Haifa Bay public transit hub to the hilly areas housing the University of Haifa and the Technion. The Haifa Cable Car offers an experiential five-minute ride with amazing Carmel Mountain Views, which begins on the Bat Galim promenade and continues to the end of Mount Carmel and back. The Haifa cable car is transparent for the best expirince. You can purchase a one-way ticket or a return ticket. Access to the cable car is possible both from the lower station (Bat Galim promenade) and from the upper station. At the top station you can complete the experience with entertainment in one of the restaurants or enjoy another attraction such as Stella Maris Church, a visit to the Cave of Elijah and an observation point to Rosh Hanikra and the Gulf of Acre. The new cable car, Dubbed the “Rakavlit” connecting the University with the Technion and the Lev Hamifratz central train/bus station, covers a total distance of 4.4 kilometers with an elevation gain of 460 meters. The “Rakavliture is to become a major city tourist attraction, most of the passengers are expected to be students traveling to and from the Technion.

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