Museum opening hours: Sunday - Thursday, at 08:00 - 15:30 (last entry at 14:30). Entrance to the museum will be allowed up to an hour before the closing time.
Address: 3 Hativat Golani Street, Haifa (for those arriving by public transportation) | Corner of Hiram and Hamelacha Streets, Haifa (for those arriving by car).
Accessibility: The museum is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs in most areas, but wheelchairs and wide strollers are not allowed in most of the historic locomotives and carriages.


The Israel Railways Museum presents the history of trains in Eretz Israel, from the inauguration of the first line in 1892 between Jaffa and Jerusalem to the current and future development of the Israel Railways. The museum is housed in the historic stone buildings of Haifa East Station - the starting point of the legendary "Valley Train". During your visit, you will discover a fascinating past against the backdrop of the current activity of the Israel Railways at the station, as well as the spectacular view of Haifa and Mount Carmel.


What does a visit to the museum include

A visit to the museum is an experience recommended for the whole family, suitable for all ages, and it is recommended to combine it with a train ride, which stops at Haifa Center - HaShmona station.
During the visit you will cross the pedestrian bridge over the active train lines of the station, which offers a spectacular view of the passing trains and of Haifa at the foothills of Mount Carmel. On the other side of the bridge is the museum's small exhibit building, which houses historical equipment and tools, photos, tickets, stamps and train models.
Recommended time of stay at the museum: about an hour and a half.

  • Attention! The Railway Museum is located on an operational Israel Railways site, so follow the safety instructions, and do not approach the railroad tracks around the complex.


How to get to the museum

Arrival by car: Search in Waze - "Israel Railway Museum".

Arrival from the Haifa Center - HaShmona train station - and from the lower city: Take Metronit lines 1 and 2, get off at the "Wadi Salib" station, and continue to the left on foot to HaKeter Street. Cross the Hativat Golani Street at the traffic light, and continue about 200 meters to the left, until you reach the entrance to the Haifa East Station.
Arrival from the Krayot area and from the HaMifrats Central Station: Take Metronit lines 1 and 2, get off at the "HaTachanot HaGdolot" station.


Entrance fee

You can pay in cash or by credit card.

Individuals

Groups

Adult (from the age of 18)

30 ILS

20 ILS

Child (over age 5)

15 ILS

10 ILS

Senior citizen (upon presentation of a certificate

15 ILS

10 ILS


Discounts on entrance fees upon presentation of a certificate (stacking discounts is not allowed):

Security and rescue forces - 10 ILS

Holders of disability certificates & veteran disability certificates - 10 ILS


Students - 20 ILS

 Perach and Gamla Projects (counselors and students) - 10 ILS

Journalists - ₪ 20


  • Groups of 20 visitors or more must coordinate their visit in advance.


For more details, contact us by telephone: 04-8564293 or email:  [email protected]

You can contact the Israel Railways Heritage Archive via an  online form

Want to research more about the history of the Israel Railways, receive information or donate items Fill out your details here​

Getting married? You are welcome to have your photoshoot at the museum! Couples who wish to be photographed at the museum for their wedding are asked to arrive before the closing time of the museum. For couple photos, a token fee of NIS 60 will be charged. .