Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) Museum – This is a stunning museum spread across a beautiful campus in the Ramat Aviv district of the city, overlooking the center of Tel Aviv. The Eretz Israel Museum has an amazing array of displays relating to archaeology, Judaica, ethnography, history and culture and arts and crafts, each housed in a pavilion, of which there are many spread across the museum site, centered around an archaeological site. Map.
The Latrun Police Station was built on a strategic hilltop amid the foothills of Judea in the early 1940s, when the British ruled Israel. Today, the Latrun Police Station serves as a memorial site for all those who lost their lives fighting both for Israeli access to Jerusalem and for independence. Map.
The Museum of the Jewish People is often forgotten but this vast museum which vast and chronicles the history of Jews throughout the diaspora, throughout history is fascinating. It is undergoing a long refurbishment program which will end in 2014, and what has already been refurbished is incredible. Another name for this museum is Beit Hatfutsot. Map.
Beit Hatfutsot has some amazing displays, some of which are interactive and its location, within the campus of Tel Aviv University is interesting in itself as you get to visit one of Israel’s leading academic institutions.
The Palmach Museum is an experiential museum that relays the incredible story of the elite striking force of the Hagana-the underground military organization of the Jewish community in Palestine, prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Visitors to the museum join a group of new Palmach recruits from the establishment of the Palmach through to the end of the War of Independence. Map.