If you have never lived in or gone on tours of Israel before, then you will find the culture to be quite fascinating. From Jaffa to Tel Aviv, the modern society of Israel is highly influenced by its own history. In order to appreciate the present, you have to go back into the past. And what better opportunity is there than Israel’s history museums? Take a look below to see our top 5 history museums in Israel.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
This area is legendary for being one of the best museums in the whole world. It contains incredible artistic and archeological works and is sure to both astound and educate. It contains the Dead Sea Scrolls, a sculpture garden, and even European modern art. A great source for understanding both world religion and culture, this museum is truly an unforgettable area of preservation. This is truly a great stop for all tours of Israel.
Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
For a look at the artistic achievements of the past, we would like to recommend the Eretz Israel Museum. You definitely do not want to miss out on this place during your Israel trip. This location holds various artifacts. These items include, but are not limited to ceramics, glassware, photographs, and anthropological findings. Many of these items give a genuine glimpse at Israel’s cultural creations.
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
As a more serious, yet powerful location on your Israel Trip, Yad Vashem is a living memorial to the millions of innocents who were murdered in the holocaust. This memorial gives an insightful look at the reality of Jewish life before, during, and after the holocaust. It presents plenty of authentic artifacts and gives you a glimpse at what it was like during such a horrific period in human history. To open our hearts to those who suffered is to understand more about what unites us as a people.
Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem
Located in the Old city of Jaffa, The Tower of David Museum does not just hold history. It is history. It is a medieval citadel that includes incredible ruins. As you walk through the citadel, you will walk through time itself. The artifacts and presentations give a picture of the various rulers of Jerusalem.
Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People
Beit Hatfutsot gives you a closer look at the history of the Jewish world. There are plenty of fun and fascinating activities. You can witness the growth of the Jewish faith through centuries, all depicted through amazing artwork and artifacts. This is truly a site not to miss out on.
This was a pretty hard list to pick. There were just so many of great museums to choose from. We also recommend checking out the Jerusalem museum of natural history and the Bible Lands Museum.
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