The Diaspora museum if one of the biggest museums in Israel, situated in Ramat Aviv, just north of the Hayarkon River in Tel Aviv. The museum is dedicated to telling the story of the Jewish Diaspora from the time that the People of Israel first came into being 4,000 years ago, through the expulsion from their homeland 2 thousand years ago and the countless Jewish communities that exist today all over the globe. In fact, the museum was legally declared the National Center for Jewish communities in Israel and around the world.
The Core Exhibition explores the rich diversity of Jewish life and culture throughout history. The exhibition consist of all sorts of mediums to deliver its message, including images, 3D models, film, audio and interactive multimedia presentations. The displays are always evolving as Jewish life and the museum’s technological abilities develop.
As well as the main exhibition, there are always temporary exhibitions of broad subjects from art to wedding dresses from different periods of Jewish history. You can also use the museum’s vast databases to trace your own family tree. The amazing resource contains information about the origins of family names, information about specific communities, and any related films, photos or music.
The center also puts on events and courses for the public, covering specific elements of Jewish history. The museum has expert guides that can take you round the exhibits and offer extra insights, answer questions, and make sure you see the things that most interest you. Special tours can be booked for large groups, with the option for specifically focused sessions.
The museum is open from 10am to 4pm most days, staying open until 7pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and closing at 1pm on a Friday. It is closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays.