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Hecht Museum, University of Haifa

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Address: University of Haifa, Mount Carmel 31905, Haifa, Israel
Phone Number: +972 4-825-7773
10:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue 10:00 - 19:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 13:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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Great private collection

Well display unique findings Do not miss the Phoeician ship Take your time visiting the University of Haifa and the panoramic view

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Haifa, Israel
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well display unique findings Do not miss the Phoeician ship Take your time visiting the University of Haifa and the panoramic view

Thank aharon128
Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Situated at the University tower, the highest building in Haifa on the highest place. Public transportation is very convenient. The collection is very interesting. I personally liked sculptures, but there are a lot of masterpieces of the modern artists as wellas some masters of 19th and 20th century

Thank A-Pechkovsky
Northwood, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Hidden away in a basement at Haifa University,this gem consists of a large archaeological wing and a smaller srt wing. The latter consists of a collection of mainly impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, but it is the archaeological wing which is the real attraction. Literally thousands of objects and artefacts are beautifully displayed and clearly labelled. On the day we visited,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Amazing archaeological museum! And FREE! AND open on Shabbat! But 37 and 37X (Alef) can take you there on Shabbat. Forget the art, it's not so good, but the archaeological exhibits are better done than most countries national museums! Lots to see and a boat! (this message is archaeologist approved)

Thank nic_talks_travel
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My son is attending a summer program at the university of Haifa and I walked by this museum a few times making a note to visit at some point. I thought it was primarily ancient artifacts but was pleasantly surprised, shocked actually, when I went up to the French impressionist gallery to see utrillos, manets and other world class art... More 

Thank Masweets
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

For art lovers, very important art collection ,which was donated by Dr. Ruben Hecht. Located in the western side of Haifa University. Contains paintings&etc. of great Israeli& european artists (like Modigliany etc.)

1 Thank Ron S
Canada & Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I visited this museum accompanying a friend who herself is a curator of an archaeological museum in Canada so we were given a private tour. I therefore saw the museum not only as an excellent collection of unique objects, which it is, but also learnt how it was designed and the objects preserved and presented. As described elsewhere - his... More 

4 Thank Life-is-an-Adventure
Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I was expecting not to be impressed. But the museum turned out to be quite impressive. Not too big, great for kids, comprehensive, interesting, user friendly. There is an inexpensive cafe/restaurant right outside the entrance, but it may not be open at all times. Check opening hours and parking options before. As the museum is located within the Haifa University... More 

1 Thank elfie s
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Excellent, Free museum. Quite a collection which started as a private one from the Hecht Family. Also has a number of displays from artifacts discovered at Coastal sites.

1 Thank Lorne N
Haifa, Israel
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

The archeological exhibits are very original and give on a feel for the actual sites. Rueven Hech ammassed an out standing collection of artifacts to demonstrte the jewish connection to the Land of Israel. You do not have to accept his point of vie but many of the exhibits are as outstanding as those of the Israeli museum. and it... More 

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