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National Maritime Museum

198 Derekh Allenby | Hadar, Haifa 3547206, Israel
+972 4-853-6622
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Very engaging museum

A lovely museum devoted to Israeli maritime history, both before and after the State's rebirth. A... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Portland, Oregon
An interesting tour in the Maritime Museum

We participated in a guided tour that lasted an hour and a half in this small museum. (Entrance... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
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This museum traces the history of seafaring and the development of shipbuilding in the Middle East featuring exhibits and a rich collection of maritime mythology, Greco-Roman coins, stamps, modern seafaring, naval battles and special emphasis on Jewish seafaring.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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198 Derekh Allenby | Hadar, Haifa 3547206, Israel
+972 4-853-6622
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

A lovely museum devoted to Israeli maritime history, both before and after the State's rebirth. A fine collection of archaeological relics, modern exhibits about Israel's development of a significant commercial shipping industry (against considerable odds, like most things Israel has accomplished), and even an impressive...More

Thank KMKenroute1
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We participated in a guided tour that lasted an hour and a half in this small museum. (Entrance fee, tour at no extra cost). The guide was very knowledgeable about the marine history of the region and of the world. On the top floor, we...More

Thank Inamarom
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Wonderful place for everyone that grew up on adventure books (pirates, whalers, explorers). Ancient anchors several thousand years old, Greek statues, Roman mosaics, amphoras from the seabed, navigation devices of Age of Discovery, pirates' cutlasses jf various ages and nations. Activities for kids as well.

1  Thank Heifait
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This museum has rare centuries old artifacts detailing trade in the Mediterranean. Definitely worth seeing for those interested in development of shipping and bronze age

Thank CStrauss213
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The museum is pretty small but yet interesting. I wouldn't come here just for this museum, but combined with the Israeli Navy museum it's a good half-day activity.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were headed to the Navy museum that is close by, however it was close so we've entered the Maritime museum instead and it was wonderful. The pirates section is exited and children loved it. The unique findings are amazing. It just looks boring, however...More

1  Thank gtsabary
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I thought this sounded like a really boring museum, and oh was I ever wrong! It's the entire history of everything maritime in one of the oldest and historically rich parts of the world! Part archaeology museum, part anthropological/ ethnographic, part Pirates! They have awesome...More

Thank nic_talks_travel
Reviewed 16 August 2016

There is a curious mix of displays in this museum. There is the hostory of seafaring, especially Israeli marine history. But you also find mosaics from archeological digs in the area, and some incredibly old artefacts from 1500 BC - 4500 years old. You also...More

Thank GlobetrottingViking
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoy Israel's maritime ships. And marvel at their technology. It is a learning experience for the whole family.

Thank nicathetraveler
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We were disappointed with this museum, which us in an older buikding and not modern nor up-to-date (lighting etc). There are a number of large models of boats which are interesting to look at, for a moment. There are exhibits and displays of findings from...More

Thank Buc_Haish
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