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Address: 4 Mazal Dagim Street, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
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+972 3-683-7676
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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
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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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Visiting the home of the artist Ilana Goor

Ilana Goor is a most talented artist and personality. Ilana Goor personifies Israel. The museum affords you the opportunity to view her art and furniture and even enjoy a cup of... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Ilana Goor is a most talented artist and personality. Ilana Goor personifies Israel. The museum affords you the opportunity to view her art and furniture and even enjoy a cup of coffee in the café overlooking a most magnificent view.

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Warsaw,Poland
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is one of the wanders of modern Israel. Created with love around the exciting life of one of israrl's greatest artist and personalities Ilana Goor. There is no other museum in the world that was created by an artist, which brings together her life story and her great art pieces, side by side with her unique art collection... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Some amazing, art, furniture, architecture and views. Can't miss this place if you are visiting Jaffa.

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Although the museum is famous, I didn't really like it much. The house is absolutely crammed with random art and rather self-serving photos and newspaper clippings. And the fact is that people have different stylistic preferences, and her art isn't in my favorite style.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The place has some weird stuff. if you are walking around and find it, go in (don't remember if it cost money or not - if it does - avoid). Jaffa is a most place to go so for sure you will be around but do not waste time to look for it.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a very nice museum created by the love and passion of artist Ilana Goor. It is eclectic, a bit of a jungle but very interesting. It is in an 18th century well renovated building. Ilana Goor collected art for over 50 years.

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Thank podrozniczka60
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Nice for a walk from the port, lovely selection and the space is awsome, try it on the day stroll in jaffa

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Deerfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

A lifetime fo collecting 'stuff'. Art of all desciptions, piled high in every room and every direction. Quite amazing, and such an unusual place to visit.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

As someone who lives in Jaffa, I sometimes go to the old jaffa and see the place. One of the best places I go often is the museum of Ilana Goor which is in her house. The sculptures you can see there are so beautiful made by her. There are 4 levels of sculptures in her house which is very... More 

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely blown away by this multi faceted art collection in Llana Goor's own house. The placing of the art is an art installation in its own right. Goor's work is present throughout the house but surrounded by objects of beauty and weirdness from around the globe. Utterly unmissable in my view. The house itself is sublimely renovated and worth visiting... More 

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