Reference Work

Israel: Museums

Caroline Tully, Claire Smith (ed.)

Springer New York | Published : 2014


With over 230 museums, the State of Israel has the most museums per capita in the world. These range in size and sophistication from small house museums to those representing state-of-the-art contemporary museum design, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum. Israel’s diverse assortment of museums covers time periods spanning prehistory to the present day. Not all museums are concerned with archaeology and many focus on other topics as varied as military history, grain, computers, sport, clandestine immigration, founding figures, visual art, folklore, and transport.