Israel’s unique museums
Israel has more than its fair share of museums and galleries throughout the country, in fact per capita more than in any other country in the world. This makes it a dream destination for art and history buffs. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the more unusual museums in Israel, and some great reasons to check out what cheap flights to Israel are on offer.
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Mini Israel is a unique attraction featuring thousands of realistic models and figures, all created in painstaking perfection in miniature. The museum appeals to all ages of people for different reasons, providing the easiest and quickest way to visit every historical and important site in the country. The site is spread out over long even paths so you can even ‘walk’ through Israel, from the Mount of Hermon to Eilat. The park is situated in the Ayalon Valley in one of the most biblical regions in the world. The miniature museum is especially suitable for children because there’s plenty of interactive fun on offer.
The Museum of Edible Oil Production is located in Haifa. This out of the ordinary museum tells the story of the oil industry in Israel. Visitors go on a three hour long tour taking them back 5000 years. Here you’ll find everything you ever wanted to know about oil production and its importance in Israel’s history.
The Museum of Yarmukian Culture is located at the foot of the Golan Heights in the Jordan Valley. It is home to the biggest collection of Yarmukian artifacts, a civilization which lived here over 8000 years ago.
The Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music in Ein Hod provides you with the opportunity to find out about old mechanical instruments. The museum contains a 40 plus year collection of music boxes, hurdy-gurdies, gramophones, hand-operated pianos, automatic organs and more. If you are very lucky you might be treated to a private performance by owner Nisan Cohen on some of the instruments at hand.
The Marzipan Museum is where you can head to for the best marzipan models imaginable. The museum is located in the Lower Galilee, and is perhaps best known for its marzipan version of Elvis Presley. The marzipan is made from almonds grown by local villagers and first opened in the back yard of a local farmer’s house. Due to popularity it moved to the visitor center in Kfar Tavor. Die hard Marzipan lovers swear that this place alone is worth finding a cheap flight to Israel for a quick bite.
The Matkot Museum The only museum in the world dedicated to Matkot , the Israeli’s version of beach paddle ball can be found in the trendy Neve Tzedek district of Tel Aviv. Here you can view a collection of more than 350 matkot of every shape and size, along with trophies and photos of the museum’s owner in action.