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Address: 4 Mazal Dagim Street, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
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+972 3-683-7676
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Ilana Goor Museum, distinct in its dual purpose as both the gallery and...

The Ilana Goor Museum, distinct in its dual purpose as both the gallery and private home of the artist, is a uniquely hidden gem in the old city of Jaffa. Housed in a historically rooted eighteenth-century structure, the museum allows visitors to see and feel the eclectic collection of famous Israeli sculptor Ilana Goor with Old Jaffa as a background storyline and setting. Within the walls of the beautifully-renovated structure lay over 500 artworks, both by Goor herself and by guest Israeli and international artists included in the museum collection. For the first time in Israel, you have the opportunity to admire works of art from the point of view of the artist/collector rather than as exhibits in a sterile academic environment. Despite the Museum's eclectic nature, each room features creations from different places and times. Each work of art has a different background and a story all its own. The Museum's uniqueness lies in the unexpected contexts generated by each artist, both on the human and on the visual level.

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A must visit while in Jaffa

Ilana Goor Museum is actualy the artists home in a centurial bulding located in the heart of the artists quarter in Jaffa. The beautiful stone bulding was completely remodeled... read more

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Moshe S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ilana Goor Museum is actualy the artists home in a centurial bulding located in the heart of the artists quarter in Jaffa. The beautiful stone bulding was completely remodeled with great care to preserve the original architectural features . One of the wings became Ilanas private apartment while the rest was dedicated to host the impressive colection of art that... More 

Thank Moshe S
Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ilana Goor's museum is also the artist's home and as such you can feel her touch in every corner. The rich collection, the fantastic detailing, the contrast of the blue sea views and the steel artwork and the middle eastern architecture come together into a unique museum experience. Make sure you don't miss the balcony at the top floor for... More 

Thank Iris K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see in old Jaffa if you like art. Takes no more than an hour to tour the facility. There are lots of stairs, but one elevator. Very eclectic pieces.

Thank Urbanman01776
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating collection of art and objets d'art in an old Port building. Beautiful views of the old Port and the sea from the roof top. Worth the price of admission.

Thank Jeremy K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful house. Unique art collections. Ilana lives here and in New York. Kitchen artifacts collection. Great rooftop view of Jaffa and the sea.

Thank Asaf D
Forest, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The artist lives on site and displays her work along with some other artists works. Metal sculptures dominate. A gift shop with small pieces for sale.

Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to her museum and was amazed at the amount of eclectic artwork throughout her house (where she actually lives) by her and others. It is extremely well done and worth the visit.

Thank KenJoan2014
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a private tour of the museum as part of a family member's 75th birthday with guests coming from abroad. It was very interesting and opened a window of personal family history with the history of the building from the Ottoman Empire which was fascinating. The tour ended at sunset on the roof top, with drinks and crackers with... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will admit that I do not understand the fascination with modern art and this place is chock full of weird and random stuff, If I had not been on an organized tour, I would not have spent more than 10 minutes there. Goor is a reknowned artist whose furniture is also considered art, Her museum and store is located... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my 2 grandchildren specialy to see the museum, read about it on the internet , checked the opening days and time and had lots of expectations. When we arrived it was closed , no sign or reason for not oppening the museum. Many other people were confused too, there was a sign to go to the opening on another... More 

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