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The Museum of Bedouin Culture

Kibbutz Lahav (off Beersheba-Kiryat Gat road), Beersheba 85335, Israel
+972 8-991-3322
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a very informative museum about the Bedouin culture

this museum shows you how life used to be in the desert when the Bedouin still lived in tents had... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Aliza T
Great site - recently changed

This was my second visit to the Joe Alon Museum of Bedouin Culture. First the good: The museum... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Eric K
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  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
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Kibbutz Lahav (off Beersheba-Kiryat Gat road), Beersheba 85335, Israel
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+972 8-991-3322

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

this museum shows you how life used to be in the desert when the Bedouin still lived in tents had camels and sheep. children went to school on their donkey, and water came out of a local well

Thank Aliza T
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was my second visit to the Joe Alon Museum of Bedouin Culture. First the good: The museum is still open and offers a wonderful insight into this changing culture. They have added an audio tour in multiple languages that is very informative - one...More

Thank Eric K
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the only museum in Israel devoted entirely to the Bedouin culture, the museum reflects the life of the Bedouin in the Negev and Sinai over the last century. The guide is a local Bedouin man who was entertaining and interesting. The display includes...More

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

My parents live close to the museum so I've visited it manu times before. During the last years the museum looks more and more ran down, which is a shame - the topic is very interesting. When I went there today, Wednesday at 2pm, the...More

Thank Avital D
Reviewed 14 August 2015

a really good place to take visitors from abroad. This is well appointed and really does explain life of the Beduin of Israel

1  Thank rotem6
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The museum of Bedouin Culture is located half way between Kiryat Gat and Beer Sheva. Displays include many items and pictures from Bedouin history in the Negev area. Although many items are impressive, the display itself is a bit old fashioned, and the entire museum...More

2  Thank SaraJerusalem
Reviewed 4 November 2014

But friendly, the guide was very friendly and willing to explain and participate us in their culture. It's a simple, very anthropological oriented museum, but it's worth a visit, just to understand the way of life of this little known and old peoples...

1  Thank George Z
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Make sure you get a tour from someone who speaks English? They will explain the intricate custom of Bedoiun hospitality. This is definitely an interesting look at a growing population in Israel.

1  Thank hufsha
Reviewed 17 November 2013

High in the hills overlooking be'er Sheva is a small cultural center depicting Bedouin life. They have some interesting dioramas and several beautiful costumes. There is also a replication of caves in the area that were used as hiding places in times of war, and...More

2  Thank Torquay102010
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Nice place to which we frequently take guests from overseas. gives a taste of Bedouin life and culture in nice displays. Short movies in different languages are also screened. Outside there is a Bedouin hospitality tent which serves tea and coffe and there is also...More

1  Thank Haggis1961
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