Guests at The Norman Tel Aviv have access to one of the best Concierge teams around, but before you get here, we’d like to share some of the museums, galleries and places of interest that Tel Aviv has to offer.
For those guests with a keen interest in historical events, the Yitzhak Rabin Center for Peace is a national institute that promotes dialogue, democratic values, Zionism and social cohesion as well as being home to an exhibit that cleverly lays out the history of Israel in tandem with the life of Yitzhak Rabin.
Built in memory of Rabin in 2010 the complex is also home to an impressive library and research center designed by acclaimed Israeli architect Moshe Safdie. Atop of a hill, the complex commands an impressive panoramic view of the Yarkon Park and Tel Aviv.
Guests at The Norman Tel Aviv who are prepared to venture from its luxury delights would doubtless be impressed by a very well documented overview of the history and development of the modern state of Israel at the Israeli Museum, which is the centerpiece of the Yitzhak Rabin Center.
Rabin, born in 1922, grew up alongside the State of Israel. The museum tells the story of both, highlighting their moments of glory as well as the challenges faced. With over 200 short documentary films, from idyllic early kibbutzim to dark scenes of war, and over 1,500 still photographs, visitors are submerged in the detailed story of peoples and countries. Thanks to the sensor-activated audio guide, visitors can also listen to speeches, music, television and radio broadcasts excerpts throughout the years. The result is a rich layering of content that gives a full understanding of where Yitzhak Rabin was in his life at the same moment that major events were happening in Israel and around the world.
Our advice: bring comfortable shoes, although the museum is not particularly large, it is packed with information and it could take up to three hours to explore it. And, after the visit, the large balcony of the building is the perfect spot for to enjoy a beautiful view overlooking Tel Aviv.
The Yitzhak Rabin Center is located just up the road from the Eretz Israel Museum in Ramat Aviv in northern Tel Aviv, and is easily accessible by public transportation.
Opening hours are: Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 17:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 19:00 and on Fridays from 9:00 to 14:00.
Please note visitors need to make a reservation to visit, which our concierge at The Norman will be delighted to take care of.