The National Maritime Museum is the third branch of the Haifa Museum and covers 5,000 years of seafaring history in the Mediterranean and Red Sea in it's four-storey building located near the entrance of Haifa.
The Museum was founded by Arie Ben Eli and his private collection is also part of the Museum. There is great emphasis at the Museum on the Mediterranean Sea, it's ports and islands and Israel's beaches and ports. Seafaring and shipping in modern-day Israel are also explored. There are paintings exhibited in the Museum that portray the connection between people and the sea, with special emphasis on the connection between Israel, the Jewish people and the sea.
we took our five-year-old who is into anything sea-related to this museum and had a fantastic time!
It was an interesting visit, viewing old time tools that were used to navigate at sea all those years ago, as well as the history relating to Israel-warmly recommended