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National Maritime Museum, Haifa

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The National Maritime Museum is a maritime and archaeological museum in Haifa, Israel.The museum was founded in 1953, based on the private collection of its founder and first director, Aryeh Ben- Eli. In 1972, the museum moved to its current premises near the northern beachhead of Mount Carmel, between Stella Maris and Bat Galim neighborhoods. Nearby are the Israeli Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum and the Cave of Elijah.The Marine Workshop of the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, affiliated with the University of Haifa is located at the museum. The workshop provides professional diving and field surveying services for field research conducted at the institute.Archaeological finds on permanent display at the museum include the Athlit Ram, a bronze ram of a 2nd-century BCE warship.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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...  more »
  • 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, navigati...  more »
  • 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  more »
Google
  • Small but interesting museum. Well maintained and appropriate for kids. No more than 2 hours.
  • Recommended to check activities times if you come with kids. This one is mostly for kids anyway.
  • There's a good collection of local maritime archeology, and a fun collection inspired by the pirating world. But you still can tell it's a low budget museum overall.
  • Good interesting museum, Especially the Pirate exhibition.
  • Great place to visit and have a nice experience