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Ilana Goor Museum

Ilana Goor Museum

The Ilana Goor Museum is a unique combination of an art museum and the mansion of the famous Israeli sculptor, designer and collector Ilana Goor. The museum's extensive collection includes more than 500 works of art by local and foreign artists.

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Overview of Ilana Goor Museum

Ilana Goor Museum

The combination of hundreds of works created by various artists, from young to veteran and recognized masters, creates an amazing eclecticism in the halls of the museum. However, despite this diversity, various artistic trends and styles are successfully combined under one roof, creating perfect harmony.

Located on a hill in the beautiful Old Town of Jaffa, the museum building attracts attention with its unique architecture and historical significance.

Museum Rooms

The central space

The space is filled with the creations of such famous Israeli artists as Yaakov Agam, Yaakov Dorchin and Uri Lifshitz, as well as sculptures by Ilana Goor.

Design room

A room where the boundaries between design and art are blurred; lighting fixtures from Ingo Maurer and Ron Arad, as well as the iconic chair from Gerrit Thomas Rietveld and a unique collection of furniture designed by Ilana Goor.

The Monks' Room

A special room, in its center two original monastic tables, which serve as a surface for Ilana Goor's work called "Morning After".

A table called "Morning After"

The powerful work includes dozens of sculptures that create a sense of disorder, but together they are rationalistic reflections on the cycle of life and death together with deep social criticism.


There is a functioning library where you can find both Hebrew literature and foreign books about culture and art. This library is dedicated to the memory of Ilana's grandfather, Dr. Yosef Sapir, who weaves the story of his life and work into the history of the Jewish settlement.

Collection of ethnic art

This space includes a rare collection of African objects from various tribes. The items have been collected all over the world for more than fifty years during Ilana Goor's travels.

Collection of ethnic art

Sculpture Room

This room is dedicated to the miniatures of the world's best artists such as Henry Moore and Diego Giacometti, whose sculptures are displayed next to each other in perfect order. Above them is a ceiling of amphorae in the form of beehives.

Lattice space

A space preserved from the original building, which in the 19th century was intended to observe Muslim women. It presents works conceptually related to women and their work.

Passage to the upper level

The space is designed as an internal balcony, from which the museum visitor is invited to observe a selection of works by contemporary Israeli artists, as well as works by veteran artists and authorities in the field of art. On the ceiling there is a magnificent Islamic chandelier with quotations from the Koran engraved on it

Balconies of the upper level of the museum

The Christian Room

A room with an impressive and authentic collection of crucifixes and statuettes of various sizes, along with holy relics, which are a kind of silent testimony to the tolerance, respect and admiration that this place expresses towards another religion.

The Christian Room

Sculpture Garden

A magical garden witch combines nature with art and ancient stones on the roof of the museum. The Mediterranean Sea and the Old Town create a wonderful backdrop for the huge sculptures located in this unique garden.

Ticket prices

Adult ticket

45 shekels for foreigners

35 shekels for local residents

Students, the elderly and the military

25 shekels

Children from 5 to 17 years old

20 shekels

Family ticket, including 2 adults and 3 children

100 shekels

Working hours

The museum is open daily from 10:00 to 16:00, on Fridays from 10:00 to 15:00


March 29, 2024

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