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Ilana Goor Museum

4 Mazal Dagim Street, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-683-7676
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Was super interesting!

I love museums like this because they are much more interesting than just a bunch of paintings... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dani O
My favorite museum anywhere

There are so many lovely things about this museum. I love her choice of pieces she's collected. The... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
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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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  • Average8%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4 Mazal Dagim Street, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
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+972 3-683-7676

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love museums like this because they are much more interesting than just a bunch of paintings. Very interesting and great decor, I spent ~30 mins here just taking in all the different room setups.

Thank Dani O
Reviewed 17 July 2017

There are so many lovely things about this museum. I love her choice of pieces she's collected. The building is breathtaking. The staff is inviting and passionate about working there. Unlike other museums, I could have come back over the course of several days and...More

Thank Christineabella
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I have been there for some night event , was very interesting and it has very nice collection. Staff was friendly and explained us about history and legacy.

Thank Stasyagu
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It was close to closing when we arrived so we had about 25 minutes to spend....not enough time! Wherever you look, you will see something interesting, unusual or a beautiful piece of art. And the water views from the rooftop area are gorgeous! Makes working...More

Thank ksk552017
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect going in to be honest. I'm in the country for work and love going to museums and the sculpture gallery with a view of the Mediterranean seemed like a winner on this hot day. It didn't disappoint, I was...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The museum is in a home with numerous sculptures all of which were either organic or furniture. It felt as if the sculptures lived in the house and used the furniture. It felt as if they would move.

Thank DOUGLAS K
Reviewed 6 July 2017

As a first time visitor to the Ilana Goor Museum, it was definitely a special experience. The establishment houses not only her works, but rather her personal collections of both art and sculpture from many a renowned artist. Housed in her own seaside home, the...More

Thank Dalecorp
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a n artist's home turned into a museum of her work and her collections. While there were some interesting pieces, I would rate the overall experience as only average.

Thank Irv7037
Reviewed 24 June 2017

First of all the building itself and the story behind it is very interesting. Then you enter and wherever you look you see something unusual, special on it's own way and beautiful piece of art. Don't miss just to sit for a bit on the...More

Thank Haber88
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I wanted to visit the museum because the building looked beautiful in the photos. I was not disappointed. We had a short visit, maybe 15 or 20 min. We wandered around and looked at all the different pieces. On the rooftop you get a lovely...More

Thank HamptonPDX123
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