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Top 10 Israel Museums According To CNN Travel

With more than 200 museums awaiting the visitor to Israel – the highest number of museums per capita in the world – it’s little wonder that the CNN Travel site chose to spotlight their list of the top 10 museums in the Holy Land. 

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With more than 200 museums awaiting the visitor to Israel – the highest number of museums per capita in the world – it’s little wonder that the CNN Travel site chose to spotlight their list of the top 10 museums in the Holy Land.

 

The list includes some expected entries – such as the world-renowned Israel Museum and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. But it also includes some “off-the-beaten track” museums, all worth a visit according to CNN travel writer Netta Ahituv, a journalist living in Tel Aviv. These include the Umm El Fahem Art Museum and the Museum of Art Ein Harod.

 

The list reads as follows:

 

  1. Israel Museum: “Israel’s largest cultural institution”: www.imjnet.org.il
  2. Tel Aviv Museum of Art: the writer recommends beginning your visit in the new wing which was opened in 2011 (“Many adore it, others hate it “) and ending in the older complex:  www.tamuseum.com
  3. Museum of Art Ein Harod: Israel’s first museum that has “amasses 16,000 pieces since its first opening” in the 1930s. www.museumeinharod.org.il
  4. Design Museum Holon:a bustling museum that constantly hosts industrial, fashion, textile and jewelry design weeks, exhibitions and events”   www.dmh.org.il
  5. Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, Jerusalem: “A tour of Jerusalem is inconceivable without a visit to Yad Vashem…a singularly moving experience” www.yadvashem.org
  6. Umm El Fahem Art Museum: “a vivid cultural center, connecting Arabs and Jews with art and culture”  umelfahemgallery.org
  7. Museum on the Seam:the most provocative museum in Israel… unflinching exhibitions taking on various political concerns…dramatic views of the city and a pleasant café on its roof.   www.mots.org.il
  8. Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem:  “one of the most impressive archives of Islamic art in the world… and the vast collection of antique watches” www.islamicart.co.il
  9. Negev Museum of Art, Beer Sheva:contemporary Israeli art; hosts a range of live summer concerts in the courtyard.”   www.negev-museum.org.il
  10. Madatech, Haifa:a funky museum of science, technology and space …a hit with the kids”  www.madatech.org.il

 

http://travel.cnn.com/best-israel-museums-361281

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