The National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum is dedicated to teaching the history of seafaring. It documents the human side of the connection between the sea and our region, dating from ancient cultures up until our own day. We begin our tour of the museum with the private collection of Arieh ben-Levi, of blessed memory. Ben-Levi founded the museum and was also its first director. The museum was his brain child and was built in 1953. We have come a long way since the museum's opening, then on a single floor of the 'Seamen's Home' (situated in Port St., Haifa), to its present home, which was consecrated in 1972. Naturally, we at the museum place a great deal of emphasis on the Mediterranean Sea, including its ports and islands, as well as on Israel's beaches and ports. We also explore the history of seafaring and shipping in modern Israel. In addition, the museum plays host to exhibitions by painters whose works encapsulate the connection between man and the sea. Our exhibitions place special emphasis on the continuing affinity between Israel and the Jewish people to the sea.
Address: 198, Allenby Boulevard, Haifa
198, Allenby Boulevard