Haifa, Israel is Home to Some Pretty Amazing Museums

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Haifa, Israel. Photo by David Holifield on Unsplash

Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are the first cities that come to mind when someone mentions Israel, but its third-largest city of Haifa is also worth the trip. If you happen to be a passionate museum dweller, make sure to check out these spots during your visit to Haifa.

Haifa Museum of Art

Art lovers will feel right at home in this eclectic museum, with an impressive collection that features around 7,000 pieces of Israeli and international contemporary art.


Madatech is the commonly used name of the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space. Thanks to a wide range of interactive exhibits dedicated to these topics, Madatech is one of the city’s very best kid-friendly museums.

National Maritime Museum

Haifa is one of Israel’s most significant port cities, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that it has its own maritime museum. Its exhibits on maritime history, ocean archeology, and pirates are super-fun to explore if you’re interested in nautical history.

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

The one and only museum in the Middle East dedicated to Japanese art, this hillside museum features an extensive collection of approximately 8,500 items, ranging from textiles and ceramics to samurai swords and miniature carvings.