Lag BaOmer 23rd May – International (FREE) Museum Day!!

Updated: Mar 6

On Thursday May 23, on Lag Ba’omer (when schools are off for the day), around 48 of Israel’s museums will open their doors for free, to participate in International Museum Day.

This year, the theme of Israel’s International Museum Day will be the museum’s symbol as a cultural incubator – the future of the past.

This topic was chosen in order to turn the spotlight on the museums’ important role in preserving the tradition, passing it from generation to generation and adapting it to the future generation.

Check the museum’s individual website for times and details, including special events.

The Full list in Hebrew with more details can be found here , at The International Council of Museums.

Center

  1. Eretz Yisrael Museum  03-6415244 Open 10:00-20:00

  2. Rishon Lezion Museum 03-9598862, 03-9598890 Open 9:00-14:00

  3. History of Holon Museum  03-5050425 Open 10:00-13:00

  4. Hosmasa Museum, Holon 03-5050425 Open 10-13:00

  5. Ilana Goor Museum 03-683-7676 Open 10:00-16:00

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History


  1. Petach Tikva Museum 03-9286300 Open 10:00-14:00

  2. The Heritage Center for Jews from Teiman and Israeli Communities 073-3946150 Open 9:00-17:00

  3. The Museum of the Jewish People – Diaspora Museum  03-7457800 10:00-16:00 but you MUST book for the Heroes Exhibit.

  4. Tel Aviv Art Museum 03-6077000 Open 10:00-21:00 There are tours and lectures – to register click here

  5. Nachum Gutman Museum  03-5161970 Open 10:00-16:00

  6. Agam Museum 03-5555900 Open 10:00-19:00

  7. Haganah Museum 03-5608624 Open 8:00-16:00

  8. Palmach Museum 03-5459800 Must book a tour! palmach_reservation@mod.gov.il

  9. Etzel Museum  03-5284001 Open 8:00-16:00 Etzel_Museum@mod.gov.il

  10. Etzel Museum BeTaShach 03-5177180 Open 8:00-16:30 etzel48_museum@mod.gov.il

  11. Israel Defense Forces History Museum 03-5172913 Open 8:00-16:00 toldot_zahal_museum@mod.gov.il

  12. Lechi Museum 03-6820288 Open 8:00-16:00 Lehi_Museum@mod.gov.il

  13. The Steinhardt National History Museum Open 10:00-18:00 Recommended for age 5+

The Sharon 

  1. Beit Hagedudim Museum Hagdudim_Museum@mod.gov.il 09-8629240 Open 8:30-16:00

  2. Mizgaga Museum 04-6390950 Open 9:00-14:00 for ages 7+

  3. Kfar Saba Museum 09-7640868 Open 9:00-19:00

  4. Yanko Dad Museum Open 10:00-15:00

  5. Ramat Hasharon Geology Museum 035497185 Open 10:00-13:00

  6. Khan Museum, Hadera khanhadera@013.net.il 04-6322330 Open 10:00-14:00 Recommended ages 6-14 and families

Jerusalem 

  1. Bible Lands Museum 02-5611066 Open 9:00-17:30 Age 9+

  2. The Old Yishuv Court Museum 02-6276319 Open 10:00-17:00

  3. Museum on the Seam Open 10:00-17:00

  4. The Underground Prisoners Museum in Jerusalem 02-6233166 Open 9:00-17:00 Hamachtarot_Jerusalem@mod.gov.il

  5. Bloomfield Science Museum 02-6544888 Open 10:00-18:00

  6. Museum of Islamic Art 02-5661291 Open 10:00-19:00 Age 4+

Haifa and the North

  1. Haifa Art Museum 1-599-50-22-11 Open 10:00-19:00

  2. Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art 04-8383554 Open 10:00-19:00

  3. Art Center, Haifa Art Museum 04-9115997 Open 10:00-14:00

  4. Haifa City Museum 04-9115888 Open 10:00-19:00

  5. Ein Dor Museum of Archaeology 04-6770333 Open 10:00-15:00

  6. Wilfrid Museum  04-9899566 Open 9:00-14:00

  7. Bar David Museum of Art and Judaica 04-6988295 10:00-16:00

  8. Haapala Museum 04-8512958 haapala.mus@gmail.com Open 10:00-16:00

  9. The National Maritime Museum 04-8536622 Open 10:00-19:00

  10. Mané-Katz Museum  04-9119372 Open 10:00-19:00

  11. The Open Museum Tapan 04 9109609 Open 9:00-16:00

  12. Shturman House Museum 04-6486328 Open 9:00-15:00. Recommended for age 5+

  13. Hermann Struck Museum  04-9127090 Open 10:00-19:00

  14. Beit Hashomer Museum Kfar Giladi  04-6941565 8:00-16:00

  15. Madatech 04-8614444 Open 10:00 – 17:00

South

  1. Negev Museum of Art  08-6993535 Open 10:00-16:00

  2. Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures 08 6993535 Open 10:00-16:00 Age 5+

  3. Museum of Philistine Culture  08-6224799 Open 9:00-16:00 Age 5+

  4. Yad Mordechai Museum 08-6720559 Open 9:00-17:00

Yad Mordechai Museum


The Full list in Hebrew with more details can be found here , at The International Council of Museums.

You can search for many of these museums on loveloveisrael.com to read reviews!

 

 

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