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National Maritime Museum

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Address: 198 Derekh Allenby | Hadar, Haifa 3547206, Israel
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+972 4-853-6622

This museum traces the history of seafaring and the development of...

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.

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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... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Rehovot, Israel
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Haifa, Israel
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Heifait
Dallas, Texas
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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
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19 reviews
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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
Rehovot, Israel
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3 reviews
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 you'll find it most interesting and educating.

Thank gtsabary
San Francisco, California
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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 stuff dug out of the sea nearby, from an ancient Greek trireme battering ram (the... More 

Thank nic_talks_travel
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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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 find some really interesting old maps here. Do not confuse this museum with the one... More 

Thank GlobetrottingViking
Pasig City, Philippines
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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
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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 the sea and the beach. Some rooms seem to be old library resource rooms. This... More 

Thank Buc_Haish
Rehovot, Israel
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

These are two museums dedicated to the sea. The first one is more to sea the vessels, even to enter some of them. And the second one is a real museum with archaeological and historical artifacts.

Thank Nadezhda D
Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

I enjoyed my visit to this museum very much. The displays are all clearly labelled, with background information in Hebrew and English, though only occasionally in Arabic. The first floor is dedicated to ancient seafaring and underwater archeology, and I enjoyed it very much. There is a very good film on ancient seafaring technology in English, with Hebrew subtitles, which... More 

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