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Basic Information

Location 32°3′46″N 34°46′14″E
Phone number 03-5177760
Country Israel
City Tel Aviv-Yafo
Address 16 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv 66881, Israel

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Website http://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%91%D7%99%D7%AA_%D7%94%D7%AA%D7%A0%22%D7%9A
Geographical Coordinates 32.0629,34.77053


General

The Bible museum is located on the top two floors of Dizengoff house, the house of the first mayor of Tel Aviv. It was here that Ben Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. The house was built in 1910, a year after the neighborhood "Ahuzat Beit" was established. Later this area was renamed "Tel Aviv". After Dizengoff's wife Tzena passed away in 1931, he dedicated the house in her memory and turned the house into the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Dizengoff kept on living on the third floor until he passed away in 1936 and in his will he gave the house to the citizens of Tel Aviv. During the 40's and 50's the house hosted concerts. After the State of Israel was declared on May 14th, 1948 the venue was chosen to host the National Council for a festive ceremony. The hall on the first floor was prepared for the announcement. The Bible museum's contents were moved to several locations in 2012 with the legislation of "The House of Independence Law", which states that the house in which Israel's independence was declared must be restored and preserved.


Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 - 13:00 Afternoon: 16:00 - 18:30 Friday: 10:00-13:00

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