Pesach 2019 enjoy free entry into Israel's Museums
Every year during Hol HaMoed, Pesach, Bank Hapoalim sponsors free entrance to selected museums across Israel. This is a very popular event and Israelis take full advantage of the opportunity to visit some of the really well known museums as some lesser known ones. If you are touring Israel this Pesach take advantage of this opportunity - cut your holiday expenses and don't blow your travel budget. We suggest calling the museum before setting out and verifying opening hours and other details.
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Museums in Northern Israel
The Ghetto Fighters' House – Itzhak Katzenelson Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum was founded in 1949 by Holocaust survivors and members of the Jewish underground in the ghettos of Poland, and veterans of partisan units. It would be a place that would tell the story of the Jews during the 20th century and during the Second World War. The Ghetto Fighters’ House was the first museum in the world to commemorate the memory of the Holocaust and Jewish resistance.
The Galilee Sculpture Festival in Maalot
The International Sculpture Festival, “Stone in the Galilee” in Lake Monfort-Ma’alot-Tarshiha, will take place during Hol Hamoed Pesach and will offer to it’s visitors sculpture exhibitions of local and international artists.
The Deer Forest
Tel: 050 872 3920
Ya’ar HaAyalim is a deer forest in Odem in the Golan. Visitors can wander among the different species of deer and feed them too. Visitors can also learn how a shofar (ram's horn) is made. Pony rides and picnic areas, a petting zoo for small animals and other fun activities for children.
The Golan Antiquities Museum
Situated in Katzrin this museum displays artifacts from the Golan Heights including Hebrew inscriptions from ancient synagogues in the area. A special audiovisual presentation and exhibition shows the heroic history of Gamla.
Located near Katzrin, it features a reconstructed synagogue and village from Talmudic times including a house furnished with domestic artifacts of the period.
The Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
The Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery was established in 1996 as a venue for contemporary art exhibitions and a home for original Arab and Palestinian art. The gallery operates under the auspices of the El-Sabar Association. Yoko Ono, widow of the legendary John Lennon from the Beatles, held an exhibition there in 1999.
The Treasure of the Walls
The museum is located inside the north-eastern walls of old Acre. The walls were initially built by the Ottoman ruler of the area Ahmed Al-Jazzar Pasha after Napoleon´s attempt to conquer the city in-1779. The commander´s tower "Burge-el-commandar" is divided into arched halls which were used to hold the Ottomans garri and now hold a beautiful and rare collection which gives an insight into the fabric of life in the Galilee during the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.
Farm Experience in Bet Shean
Visitor center and farm experience. Activities for the whole family: small calves, a maze of hay packages, a petting corner and a petting zoo, a creative corner with agricultural emphasis and more.
The Haifa Museum of Art
The museum owns a variety of over 7,500 artworks by Israeli and international artists, from different movements and phases in art. Leading names such as Marc Chagall, Joseph Zaritsky, Mordechai Ardon, Lea Nikel, Raffi Lavie, Moshe Gershuni, Michael Neeman, Pinchas Cohen Gan, Tzipi Geva, Yechiel Shemi, Yitzhak Danzinger and more.
The Janco-Dada Museum (Ein Hod)
The Janco Dada Museum is located in Ein Hod, Israel (Highway no. 4) . It is a museum that exhibits the work of Marcel Janco as well as art from the Dada movement and contemporary art too.
The Museum is located in the former Templar school and community center buildings in the German Colony. The Templar community center features exhibitions devoted to the history of Haifa including its architecture, urbanism, art and culture...
The Mane Katz Museum
Mane Katz was a member of the Ecole de paris - a group of young artists, many of the Jews, who arrived in Paris from Eastern and Central Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. The museum building was in fact, Mane Katz's home. The displays are aimed at comparing his works with other contemporary artists in Israel.The Herman Struk Museum
Porcelains, items for tea ceremonies, calligraphies, modern graphics and a selection of other art pieces, by important Japanese artists. Collections from the past and present. If you are fascinated by Japanese culture, you will enjoy this small museum
The collection of the National Maritime Museum is comprised of several sub-collections that express mankind’s connections with the sea: marine art, mythology, ancient anchors and coins, scientific instruments, antique storage vessels, maps and graphic works, models of old and new ships.