Museums in Israel
Largest Concentration of Museums in the World


There are more Museums in Israel per capita than any other country in the world. About 200 museums exist in all parts of the country, including the major cities and towns and also in Kibbutzim and Moshavim.




Shrine of the Book is home to the legendary Dead Sea Scrolls

Shrine of the Book is home to the legendary Dead Sea Scrolls


Jerusalem Museums

  • The Israel Museum is the largest and most important art museum in the country.

  • Shrine of the Book is the home of legendary Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • Bible Lands Museum hosts a large collection of Biblical archeological artifacts.

  • Tower of David Museum will deepen your understanding of Jerusalem

  • Ticho House, located in the center of the city is a separate branch of the Israel Museum.

  • The Jerusalem Artists' House was the original site of the Betzalel School of Arts and Crafts.

  • Islamic Arts Museum is considered one of the world’s finest museums of Islamic Art.

  • Museum on the Seam presents the events of the past through multimedia, photography, art exhibits and video, placing emphasis on co-existence and tolerance.

  • The Rockefeller Museum is a branch of the Israel Museum. Its exhibits are mostly archaeology, but visitors also come to admire the beautiful building itself.

  • Yad Vashem Museum of the Holocaust

  • Menachem Begin Heritage

  • Heichal Shlomo Jewish Heritage Museum

  • Beit Agnon

  • Museum of Underground Prisoners
  • Herzl Museum





Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art


Tel Aviv Museums

  • The Tel Aviv Art Museum includes over 20,000 prints and drawings, as well as paintings and sculpture by recent Israel artists

  • The Eretz Israel Museum or Museum of the Land of Israel contains an entire world of visual, cultural, and historical treasures.

  • The Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora (Bet Hatefusoth), also known as the Museum of the Jewish People.

  • Independence Hall

  • Etzel Museum

  • Lehi Beit Yair

  • Beith Hatfutsoth

  • Beit Hapalmach



Museums in Israel

The Haifa Art Museum

The Haifa Art Museum


Haifa Museums

  • The Haifa Art Museum has both permanent and temporary exhibits of modern Israeli and international art.

  • The National Maritime Museum relates the history of Israel as a country bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

  • The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art was created to introduce the Israeli public to Japanese art and culture.

  • The Hecht Museum at the University of Haifa includes archaeological artifacts representing the material culture of the Land of Israel in ancient time.

  • Israel Railway Museum

  • Israel Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum

  • Israel National Museum of Science and Technology




Ralli Museum in Caesarea

Ralli Museum in Caesarea


Other Museums in Israel outside the major Israeli Cities

  • The Janco Dada Museum is located in the artists' village of Ein Hod near Haifa.

  • Ralli Museum in Caesarea is one of four museums in the world founded by art collector, Harry Recanati, whose goal is to support budding contemporary artists.

  • The Tefen Industrial Garden contains an open museum with temporary exhibitions of the work of Israeli artists

  • The Museum of Art Ein Harod possesses a rich collection of Judaica, photographs and graphics.

  • Arad Museum of Art 

  • Negev Museum of Art in Beer Sheva

  • Ashdod Museum of Art in Ashdod

  • Israeli Air Force Museum in Hatzerim

  • Holon Children’s Museum in Holon

  • Yad Lashiryon in Latrun

  • Ghetto Fighter’s House in Lohamei Hagetaot

  • Masada Museum in Masada

  • Museum of Jewish Art in Ramat Gan

  • Museum of Russian Art in Ramat Gan

  • Beit Hatotach in Zichron Yaakov






For more information visit Israel Official Tourism Website



images for museums in israel

shrine by ian scott
tlv museum by anatoly axelrod
haifa museum by shaila hartner
rally museum by assayas

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