Eretz Israel Museum

December 2nd 2010

The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is a multi-disciplinary museum centering on the culture and history of Israel through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions that focus on various topics including local identity, Judaica, folklore, cultural history, traditional crafts, ethnography, anthropology, archaeology, and practical arts. There are all organized into a series of pavillions separated by cultural themes. The pavillions are centered around Tell Qasile, a mound wealthy in archaeological finds. The museum also has a display on reconstructed manufacturing installations in working order, including oil presses and a flour mill. There is also a craftsman bazaar where visitors can watch as aritsans work with traditional Israeli techniques.