Yigal Alon Centre Museum
Yigal Alon Centre Museum
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Not amazing but somehow interesting.
The surroundings are beautiful and worth strollink.
Btw, the entrance fee is 30ils.
Written 2 August 2023
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Bernard W
Dallas, TX1,905 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This Yigal Alon Museum owned and run by Kibbutz Ginnosar offers worthwhile and interesting archeological and art exhibits in addition to the superb exhibition of the conservation of this 2000 year old Galilee Boat also known at the “Jesus Boat”. Watch the movie about discovering the boat and then its conservation and restoration; then look at the boat and read the informational panels.
In addition to the Galilee Boat the museum has a range of interesting displays including the Magdala stone, the Samson mosaic sign, Mishnah and Talmudic period exhibits, and more.
Written 30 January 2023
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We enjoyed our stop at this small museum. The highlight is an ancient boat that was discovered nearby in the mud at the Sea of Galilee. The boat was carefully excavated and eventually transported to this museum. To see it was quite amazing as was learning about how it was found and recovered, a truly amazing feat. The setting is also very nice - right on the Sea of Galilee.
Written 16 December 2022
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,975 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The museum is set in an impressive building next to the jetty for trips on the lake. There is a cafe and useful gift shop selling local produce. An ancient boat is on display for additional cost although you can catch a glimpse inside the exhibition if you stand in front of the exit doors.
Written 15 December 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Museum is ineresting. The main feature is the o-called "Jesus Boat, which has been restored. It dates from Biblical times. It's possible that Jesus stepped in it.
Written 31 October 2022
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Moti B
Mevaseret Zion, Israel456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Business
I love this museum, 1 item 15 minutes.
The discovery and preservation is a fantastic story which can happen only in Israel.
The fact it sailes in Jesus time make it unique and so important.
Need some reading before visiting.
The best is join one of the many guided groups.
Written 28 December 2019
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia2,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The boat is interesting to see. The museum is very modern and the gift shop is almost as big as the museum. Looks like a big business with lots of buses dropping by. Worth half an hour. All the facilities are there.
Written 9 November 2019
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Les J
Murrieta, CA673 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We visited the museum first thing on a Friday morning as part of a 3 bus tour group from the U.S. The focal point, of course, is the fishing boat from Jesus’ era. An amazing find, an amazing recovery effort, all described in a short, interesting film. I fully intended to buy as many cool Israeli shirts as I could find on our ‘once in a life time’ trip. By this point I had discovered that Israeli 2xl isn’t as big as those packaged back home. A very nice young lady did help me find a very cool Jewish/Christian shirt that actual fit a 6’3”, 238 lb’er, that was in a color my wife approved of. I then attempted to wake up over a great cup of coffee at the associated snack bar while my wife thoroughly enjoyed the upscale tourist gift shop.
Written 7 November 2019
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HarveyCapeTown
Cape Town452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Having the privilege to meet Yuvi in person is probably what made this whole experience for me. A more delightful man you'd be hard-pressed to find. His celebrity associated with finding the boat, together with his late brother, has not affected him one bit and he is simply fabulous. He first took us on a short visit of Kibbutz Ginosar where we walked among the cattle and the banana plantations while he patiently answered all our questions about life on a Kibbutz. I'd had a completely wrong preconception about what a Kibbutz would look like and was interested to see that it's actually simply a large commercial farm, just like you'd find anywhere else in the world. Members of the families who live on the Kibbutz are free to work elsewhere and follow other careers. It's certainly no longer subsistence farming, as I expected it to be.

After the farm visit, where he told us about the discovery of the boat and showed us from the shore more or less where they found it, he accompanied us back to the museum and interpreted the symbolism in the pillars at the entrance.

The museum itself is quite limited in scope, but of course houses this important boat. There's a gift shop, which is very expensive but does offer a nice variety of souvenirs if you've fallen behind on your shopping and a small cafe that also charges your ears off your head, but it's a captive market; there's no alternative in the area.

You board your boat for the cruise on the Galilee from outside the museum, and I could take it or leave it really. Although it IS the Sea of Galilee, and I suppose that's why we all do it when we're there. It's a commercial operation of course, with the crew trying their best to get you to buy over-priced T-shirts and other souvenirs on board, but are pretty rude to their paying customers otherwise. Our skipper kept shouting at the people standing on the bought to sit down and even went to two women and very rudely said: "Don't you understand English?" SIT DOWN! It seems idiotic to me that you'd leave the area in front open and then expect people not to stand there! Why not put a barrier like a chain across the area you don't want people to stand in, then there'd be no need to be so unpleasant.

Anyway, I enjoyed the farm visit, the museum and the boat ride despite all the minor irritations, but it's probably because of the lovely Yuvi. You may not experience the same thrill of the place if you don't get to meet him in person. I wouldn't go there for the museum alone though.
Written 24 October 2019
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Victor F
Zichron Yaakov, Israel91 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The boat is very interesting - actually an amazing story. The rest of the museum is also interesting if youare interested in Israeli history up until Alon's death in the late 1960's or early 70's. The guides were all on vacation when we were there so it might be a bit more interesting if you have their input. In any case, it's worthwhile stopping by for an hour or so.
Written 24 September 2019
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