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Susiya Synagogue in the Israel Museum

International Museum Day is being marked this year on Monday (May 15) and will be observed in Israel as well, where all of the museums will be open and free to all.

The museums in Israel, especially, house priceless treasures of our nation’s past and present.


Among the museums that will be open and free of charge to the public are:

Tel Aviv
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art
The Eretz Israel Museum
Beit Hatfutzot
The Rubin Museum
The Haganah Museum
The Palmach Museum
The Etzel Museum
The IDF Historical Collections
Lehi Museum
Nahum Gutman Museum of Art

Central Region
The Rishon Lezion Museum
The Museum of Humanity and Life in Ramat Gan
Weizmann Science Park and Machon Weizmann
The Diamond Museum in Ramat Gan
The Israeli Museum of Caricature and Comics in Holon
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
Hosmasa Yad L’Haganah Museum in Holon
Massuah Museum in Tel Yitzhak
House of the Battalions, Moshav Avihail
Kfar Saba Museum

Jerusalem and Surrounds
Bible Lands Museum
Tower of David Museum
Yitzhak Kaplan Museum of the Old Yishuv
Inmates of the Underground Museum
The Israel Museum

Haifa and the North
The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art
Lohamei HaGeta’ot (The Ghetto Fighters), Kupferman Collection
Archaeological Museum at Ein Dor
Museum Bar David
Hecht Museum, University of Haifa
The Maritime Museum
Museum Ma’ana Katz
Khan Museum in Hadera
Inmates of the Underground Museum of Acco
Museum Yanko-Dada, Ein Hod
Museum of the First Aliyah, Zichron Ya’akov
Haifa City Museum
Herman Struck Museum of Haifa
Madatech, Nat’l Museum of Science, Technology & Space, Haifa
The Bar David Museum, Kibbutz Baram
Museum Beit HaShomer, Kfar Giladi
Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai Industrial Park
Open Museum, Tefen
Haifa Arts Center

Southern Region
Negev Museum of Art
Museum of Islamic Culture and Middle Eastern Peoples
Open Museum, Omer
Carasso Park


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.