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Hecht Museum, University of Haifa

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Address: University of Haifa, Mount Carmel 31905, Haifa, Israel
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+972 4-825-7773
10:00 - 16:00
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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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Accessible astounding collection

Well presented, fascinating collection. You will need a whole day to see and understand everything. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well presented, fascinating collection. You will need a whole day to see and understand everything. Well worth the visit.

Thank Kathrzn B
Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

this is a unique museum with modern art and archaeological foundings.A visit in Haifa has to include the view of the 30th floor of the university tower and the museum on the second floor. It is a great excursion site even for your children. You explain them about the old ship, the coins, all the excavation.It had a lot of... More 

Thank gingithaifa
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The dichotomy of having ancient and Biblical artifacts in one area and modern art in another fascinates me, but the Hecht manages to do both well. There are so many fascinating ancient things on display--ossuaries, mosaics, glassware, instruments of war. I spent hours here. Wandering upstairs, there was some contemporary art, including a set of paintings done on bubble wrap.... More 

Thank Monty B
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is very sad that I have been a student at the University for over a year, and this is my first time in the Museum, but I would warmly recommend it for anyone who is in Haifa. It is well laid out and plenty to see.

Thank skiesboy
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is really a lovely Museum found on the second floor of the University of Haifa. It had a lot of archaeological information and Exhibits with some interesting speakers that we hooked onto. It also had a good display of paintings. It was also free and while you were there you could also visit the tower on the 30th floor... More 

Thank Rashelle C
Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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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 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

Thank JohnG12a
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 13 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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Reviewed 26 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 

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