Tel Aviv is undoubtedly a city that you can walk across from every conceivable angle. From the seafront to the parks, passing through the back alleys of the old city, you can learn about its society, its mentality, its architecture or its art. But if you still have questions without answers, want to get to know its detailed history or discover iconic artists, we highly recommend you to head to the museum.
Beit Ha’ir - Museum of the history of Tel Aviv-Yafo
If you have already stopped by Bialik Square, Beit Ha’ir, the former City Hall, has probably captivated you. It is now the place of art exhibits and multimedia displays that tell Tel Aviv cultural history, from its start, 100 years ago to the modern day.
Just a few minutes away from Beit Ha’ir is located a boutique gallery/museum showcasing the development of one of the strongest designs movements in Tel Aviv: the Bauhaus. Be sure to go there on Wednesday (from 11 am to 5 pm) or on Friday (from 10 am to 2 pm), the only two days the museum is opening its doors.
Eretz Israel Museum
Archeology, ethnography, traditional crafts, popular art, and local identity: learn about them all at the museum about the land of Israel. This museum is not specifically about Tel Aviv but it’s a must-see to understand the history and culture of Israel through comprehensive permanent and temporary exhibits.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
With a building that is an art piece itself, Tel Aviv Museum of Art is one of the greatest art museums in the world. The museum showcases international artists but the most interesting art works are the ones designed by Israeli artists, leading you to learn more about Israel history and culture.
The Independence Hall
Don’t miss the one-hour tour at the Independence Hall, taking you back to the establishment of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948. The tour, that features recordings and newspapers from that time, includes also a movie followed by an explanation by a guide. But the core moment of the tour is indisputably its last minutes when you stand in silence, listening to the voice of Ben Gurion while the HaTikva, the national anthems, plays in the background. An emotional experience!