4 Museums You Didn’t Know You Need to See in Israel

August 24th 2017

Sick of doing the same, tired old thing every time you go on vacation? Then, check out these unusual museums that are truly something different!

Dialogue in the Dark

One of the most inspiring exhibits you’ll ever experience is Dialogue in the Dark. An interactive exhibit within the Israel Children’s Museum, Dialogue in the Dark takes you on a journey through the world of the visually impaired in a way that actually lets you experience the world from this perspective. Plunged into darkness, visitors go through daily routines without the help of one of our most oft taken for granted senses. Needless to say, it’s a real eye opener.

Info: Jerusalem St. 214, Holon 03-6503005

Cartoon Museum

Israel is known for its many art museums, but this is the only one of its kind. The Cartoon Museum in Holon is dedicated exclusively to cartoon artwork and the talented cartoonists who create this novel art. View various forms of cartooning from political messages to zany and whimsical strips, participate in workshops, and browse the rotating exhibits that offer something new all the time.

Info: Haim Weizzman St. 61, Holon 03-6521849


Puppet Museum

These are puppets like you’ve never seen them before. Marvel at the vast collection of puppets from all over the world and throughout history as you walk through the interesting exhibits within the Puppet Museum. Not only will kids take pleasure in watching the entertaining street puppet shows that focus on both theatrical and therapeutic theater, add a whole slew of activities that will prove to be fascinating, entertaining, and delightful. You’ll never look at puppets again the same way.

Info: David Remez St. 13, Holon, Israel 02-6516848

Marzipan Museum 

Visit the lower Galilee because it’s just so beautiful, but stop by the Marzipan Museum while you’re there. Situated in Kfar Tavor, this lovely museum is dedicated to the art and joy of marzipan. Walk through the process of marzipan making as you see it from the factory floor first hand, and taste the goodness during the samplings. Best of all, enjoy the artfully crafted figures made exclusively out of, you guessed it, marzipan!

Info: Marzipan Museum, Sderot Kakal, Kfar Tavor, Israel 04-6772111

And, there are more interesting museums in Israel like the Tikotin Museum, dedicated to Japanese art, the Museum of Edible Oil Products, or the world’s only Matkot Museum.