Thursday, 20 June 2019
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Free entrance on Lag B'Omer - International Museum Day in Israel.

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May 23rd, 2019, Lag Ba'Omer is a school vacation day.  The Israel Museums Association, and many museums throughout the country are offering free entrance and invite the general public to visit dozens of museums on the occasion of the International Museum Day.

This year, the theme of International Museum Day will be "Museums as Cultural Hubs - The Future of Tradition."

This theme was chosen in order to put the spotlight on the museums' important role in preserving the tradition, passing it from generation to generation and adapting it to future generations.

English list of museums open to the general public on the Museum Day, free of charge.  Click here for the Hebrew list.

Museums in Northern Israel

Museums in the Sharon

  • Battalions Museum - Avichail
  • The Khan Museum - Hadera
  • Museum of Archeology & Glass - Kibbutz Nachsholim
  • Kfar Saba Museum
  • Janco Dada Museum - Ein Hod 
  • Ramat HaSharon Geology Museum

Museums in Tel Aviv & Central Israel

  • The Israel Museum - Tel Aviv
  • Rishon L'Zion Museum
  • Holon History Museum
  • Haganah Memorial Museum - Holon
  • Ilana Gur Museum - Old Jaffa
  • Petach TIkva Art Museum
  • Nachum Gutman Art Museum - Tel Aviv
  • The Yemenite Heritage Center - Rehovot
  • Tel Aviv Art Museum
  • Agam Musuem of Art - Rishon L'Zion
  • Eliyahu Golomb Haganah Museum - Tel Aviv
  • Palmach Museum - Ramat Aviv
  • Etzel Museum - Tel Aviv
  • The Feiglin Museum - Tel Aviv
  • Israel Defense Forces History Museum - Tel Aviv
  • Avraham Shtern Lechi Museum - Tel Aviv
  • Steinhardt Museum of Natural History - Tel Aviv
  • Israel Diaspora Museum - Tel Aviv University Campus

Jerusalem & Surrounds

Southern Israel

  • Museum of Philistine Culture - Ashdod
  • Yad Mordechai - Kibbutz Yad Mordechai
  • Negev Art Museum - Beer Sheva
  • Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures - Beer Sheva