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“A unique place and very worthwhile”
Review of Tefen Open Museum

Tefen Open Museum
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2,507 reviews
1,190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,032 helpful votes
“A unique place and very worthwhile”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This place does not seem to be advertised widely and is not very easy to find but if you head for Tefen and look out for the brown signs you will come to the entrance of a small industrial estate where a security guard will sell you a ticket for 25 shekel. This ticket buys you access via a wrist band to the industrial estate which I was told was set up by a billionaire Israeli industrialist who wanted to encourage others to innovate and provide them with a place to carry out their ideas so you have a few businesses such as a Druze business selling high end soap and a small scale potter who you can but souvenirs from but you also have an eclectic mix of small museums and galleries.

The art gallery was showing some very interesting and colourful art by a modern Israeli artist. There is a permanent colllection of vintage cars from the 1930's to the 1990's as far as I could understand all of these cars have been driven in Israel and a couple were even built in Israel. The industrial museum has examples of machines used in Israeli manufacturing from the 1940s and 1950s as well as a colection of ancient relics and ethnic pieces. Finally there is the museum of German immigrents to Israel and here you can spend a couple of hours easily learning about how German immigrents have helped build the current Israeli society.

There is a coffee shop and a canteen which caters for the estate workers but you can buy a decent 3 course meal for 39 shekel. There are plenty of toilets, sculptures to walk around and green spaces to sit and while away some time.

You can easily spend half a day here. Some museums seem to shut lunchtime and all attractions close at 4pm.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Haifa, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
252 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Interesting combination”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

The unique of this place is the combination. Outside there are about a hundred sculptures on some kids can climb. Inside I was fascinated as the kids with the oldies car show besides the art gallery with painting and other exhibitions. My interest grow with the small museum for German speaking Jewry(my family roots are Germany), There is also industry development Museum.

Visited September 2013
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