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interesting place for one time visit with kids

u can spend an hour with kids. Boats, pirates, weapon and some arceology. kids can play , drew and... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
isa l
Haifa, Israel
Very engaging museum

A lovely museum devoted to Israeli maritime history, both before and after the State's rebirth. A... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Portland, Oregon
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This museum traces the history of seafaring and the development of shipbuilding in the Middle East featuring exhibits and a rich collection of maritime mythology, Greco-Roman coins, stamps, modern seafaring, naval battles and special emphasis on...more
198 Derekh Allenby | Hadar, Haifa 3547206, Israel
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

A visit to this museum provides a story of the journey of Israeli people from Europe to Israel via boat and the beginnings of the Israeli Navy. A well-maintained facility

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

u can spend an hour with kids. Boats, pirates, weapon and some arceology. kids can play , drew and make some picture. A good activity with kids on a rainy or a very hot day when you are looking for place with air condition and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

1) All expositions abound in models of modern and old ships, weapon 2) There is an exhibition of pirates

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

A lovely museum devoted to Israeli maritime history, both before and after the State's rebirth. A fine collection of archaeological relics, modern exhibits about Israel's development of a significant commercial shipping industry (against considerable odds, like most things Israel has accomplished), and even an impressive...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank KMKenroute1
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We participated in a guided tour that lasted an hour and a half in this small museum. (Entrance fee, tour at no extra cost). The guide was very knowledgeable about the marine history of the region and of the world. On the top floor, we...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Wonderful place for everyone that grew up on adventure books (pirates, whalers, explorers). Ancient anchors several thousand years old, Greek statues, Roman mosaics, amphoras from the seabed, navigation devices of Age of Discovery, pirates' cutlasses jf various ages and nations. Activities for kids as well.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Heifait
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This museum has rare centuries old artifacts detailing trade in the Mediterranean. Definitely worth seeing for those interested in development of shipping and bronze age

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank CStrauss213
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The museum is pretty small but yet interesting. I wouldn't come here just for this museum, but combined with the Israeli Navy museum it's a good half-day activity.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank H5760QXmichaelk
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were headed to the Navy museum that is close by, however it was close so we've entered the Maritime museum instead and it was wonderful. The pirates section is exited and children loved it. The unique findings are amazing. It just looks boring, however...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank gtsabary
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I thought this sounded like a really boring museum, and oh was I ever wrong! It's the entire history of everything maritime in one of the oldest and historically rich parts of the world! Part archaeology museum, part anthropological/ ethnographic, part Pirates! They have awesome...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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