Safed Museums

Beit HaMeiri Museum

The museum is located in the outskirts of the ancient Jewish quarter, and tells the tale of the Jewish settlement in Safed over the past 200 years. The museum features exhibits that demonstrate the lifestyles of the city’s residents, with the tools and authentic furniture that they used; the guides are dressed in clothing from those eras to depict the spirit of the time. Guided tours provided by the museum – including those to ancient synagogues and art tours – may be reserved. Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.; Friday and Holiday Eve: 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.. Phone number: 04-697-1307.

Memorial Museum of Hungarian Speaking Jewry

Hungarian Jews first settled in Safed in the sixteenth century. The museum was established by Yosef and Hava Lustig in 1986 in order to preserve the heritage of the Hungarian Jews, which numbered one million people prior to the Holocaust.

Israeli Bible Museum

The museum – established by artist Phillip Ratner in 1984 – features his pieces dealing with scenes and images from the Bible. In the past, the museum exhibited the sculptures and paintings of Hanoch Glitzenstein, and some of his pieces are still currently exhibited. Opening Hours: October through April, Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.; May through September, Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 A.M.-16:00 P.M.; Friday, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Frenkel Frenel Museum

The museum was established in Frenel’s house in the artists’ colony and displays an array of the his paintings and works. Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; Friday, and Holiday Eve, 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. Phone Number: 04-692-0235.


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