Top Cultural Sites in Haifa

1. Haifa Museum of Art—Fine Arts

Established in 1951, the Haifa Museum of Art is Israel’s third largest art museum. Its collection of over 7,000 items focuses on Israeli and international contemporary art. It falls under the auspices of the Haifa Museums along with the Mané Catz Museum (dedicated to paintings from the School of Paris and Jewish artifacts) and the City Museum of Haifan History.


Visitor Information:
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Thursday: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-1:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-3:00pm

Ticket Prices:  Adult: 45 NIS; Youth/Soldier/Police officer/Student: 30 NIS; Senior: 22.5 NIS; Visitor with disabilities: 30 NIS; Family (couple and two children): 90 NIS

Street Address: Shabtai Levi St 26, Haifa, 3304331


2. The Haifa Symphony Orchestra—Music

The Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the most significant musical institution in the north of Israel, was founded in 1950. Maestro Noam Sheriff is its current music director.  The orchestra offers six programs: The Classical Series, The Vocal Series, Haifa Proms, Friday Morning Classics, The Children’s Series & The Chamber Music Series.


Visitor Information: See website for ticking information for upcoming performances.

Street Address: Mahanayim St 7, Haifa


3. Haifa Theatre—Theatre

Haifa mayor Abba Hushi established the Haifa Theater, Israel’s first municipal theater, in 1961. The theatre comapny performs eight to ten plays a year, which have a reputation for being provocative, to a subscription audience of more than 30,000. The company tours throughout Israel’s cities, kibbutzim and settlements. The troupe’s home base is at the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Theater of Haifa in Haifa’s Hadar Hacarmel neighborhood.


Visitor Information: See website for ticketing information for upcoming productions.

Street Address: Pevzner St 50, Haifa, 33134


4. Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum—Fine Arts

Founded in 1984, the Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum is located on the grounds of the University of Haifa. Its exhibits display the archaeology and history of the land of Israel from the Chalcolithic period to the Byzantine period. The museum’s art collection includes French painting from the Impressionism, Post-impressionism, and the School of Paris movements, as well as Jewish art from mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century. The museum boasts paintings by Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Camille Jacob Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh, and Max Liebermann. The museum also has an acoustic auditorium with 380 seats and a pipe organ built by Gideon Shamir.


Visitor Information:
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00-7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-1:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm

Free tours are available in English, Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish.

Street Address: 199 Aba-Hushi Avenue Mount Carmel, Haifa


5. Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art—Fine Arts

This museum, located on Mount Carmel, is the only museum dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of Japanese art in the Middle East. Felix Tikotin and Abba Hushi, then mayor of Haifa, established the museum in 1959. The museum’s collection includes some 7,000 items mainly from the 17th to 19th centuries, as well as a collection of modern Japanese art.


Visitor Information:
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-1:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Ticket Prices:  Adult: 35 NIS; Child/Soldier/Police Officer/Student: 23 NIS; Senior: 17.5 NIS; Visitor with disabilities: 23 NIS; Family (couple and two children): 90 NIS

Street Address: HaNassi Blvd 89