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Lag BaOmer Celebrations

This year International Museum Day in Israel is on May 3rd, 2018

Hebrew:  חגיגות ל”ג בעומר

Traditionally Lag B’Omer celebrations include the making of bonfires, social gatherings, 3 year old little boys have their first haircuts and weddings and other celebrations generally forbidden between Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot (Festival of Weeks) are permitted on this day. In Israel people visit Mt Meron, near Tzfat, and the graveside of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a disciple of Rabbi Akivah,

This year International Museum Day in Israel coincides with Lag BaOmer.  Here is a list of museums that are offering free entrance to the public on May 3rd, 2018

Haifa and the North

Haifa Art Museum 1-599-50-22-11 Open 10:00-21:00

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art 1-599-50-22-11 Open 10:00-16:00

Kupferman’s Collection at the Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetaot 054-4993851 Open 10:00-15:00

The First Aliyah Museum  04-6294777 Open 9:00 – 16:00. Guided tours at 11:00 and 13:00

Haifa City Museum 1-599-50-22-11 Open 10:00-16:00

Ein Dor Museum of Archaeology 04-6770333 Open 9:00-15:00

Bar David Museum of Art and Judaica 04-6988295 10:00-16:00

Hecht Museum in Haifa University 04-8240308 Open 10:00-16:00

The National Maritime Museum 1-599-50-22-11 Open 10:00-16:00

The Underground Prisoner’s Museum in Acco 04-9811020 Open 8:30-16:30

Janko Dada Museum in Ein Hod 04-9842350 Open 10:00-15:00

Mané-Katz Museum  1-599-50-22-11 Open 10:00-16:00

The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai 04-6816702/5 Open 8:00-16:00

The Open Museum Tapan 04 9109609 Open 9:00-16:00

Hermann Struck Museum  1-599-50-22-11 Open 10:00-21:00

Beit Hashomer Museum Kfar Giladi  04-6941565 8:00-16:00

Madatech 04-8614444 Open 10:00 – 17:00

Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum 04-9811020 Open 8:30-16:30

Tel Aviv & Central Israel

Eretz Yisrael Museum

03-6415244 Open 10:00-16:00

Beit Hagedudim, Avichayil

09-8822212 Open 8:30-16:00

Diaspora Museum  03-7457808 12:00-19:00 but you MUST book for the Heroes Exhibit.

Tel Aviv Art Museum 03-6077000 Open 8:00-16:00

Nachum Guttman Museum  03-5161970 Open 10:00-16:00 I believe an Escape Room is part of the entertainment – check their website.

Beit Rubin Museum 03-5255961 Open 10:00-15:00

Haganah Museum 03-5608624 Open 8:00-16:00

Palmach Museum 03-5459800 Must book a tour!

Etzel Museum  03-5284001 Open 8:00-16:00

Etzel Museum BeTaShach 03-5177180 Open 8:00-16:00

Israel Defense Forces History Museum 03-5172913 Open 8:00-16:00

Lechi Museum 03-6820288 Open 8:00-16:00

Rishon Lezion Museum 03-9598862, 03-9598890 Open 9:00-14:00

Museum of Man and the Living in Ramat Gan 03-6315010 Open 9:00-15:00

Science Gardens at Weizman Institute 08-9378300 Open 10:00-14:00

Diamond Museum in Ramat Gan  03-5760219 Open 8:00-18:00

Cartoons and Caricatures Museum in Holon 03-6521849 Open 10:00-13:00

History of Holon Museum  03-5050425 Open 9:00-13:00

Museum Hamoshava in Mazkeret Batya  08-9349525 Open 8:00-16:00

Herzliya Museum 09-9551011 Open 10:00-14:00

Holocaust Museum in Tel Yitzchak  09 7497222 Open 8:30-14:30

Ramla Museum 08-9292650 Open 9:00-16:00

Petach Tikva Museum 03-9286300 Open 9:00-14:00

Kfar Saba Museum 09-7640868 Open 9:30-11:30

Hosmasa Museum, Holon 03-5050425 Open 9-13:00

Khan Museum, Hadera 04-6324562 Open 8:00-14:00

Jerusalem and surrounding area

Bible Lands Museum 02-5611066 Open 9:30-17:30

Tower of David Museum  02-6265333 / *2884 Open 9:00-16:00

The Old Yishuv Court Museum 052-4002478 Open 10:00-17:00

The Underground Prisoners Museum in Jerusalem 02-6233166 Open 9:00-17:00

Israel Museum 026708811 Open 10:00-17:00

Bloomfield Science Museum 02-6544888 Open 10:00-18:00

Museum of Islamic Art 02-5661291 Open 10:00-15:

Southern Israel

Negev Museum of Art  08 6993531 Open 10:00-16:00

Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures 08 6993535 Open 10:00-16:00

Museum of Philistine Culture  08-6224799 Open 9:00-20:00

The Open Museum – Omer  050 6610212 Open 9:00-16:00

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