During the upcoming Hanukkah holiday, the Railway Museum will also be open on Friday, December 3, 2021.
Following are the planned opening dates and times:
Sunday - Thursday: 08:00 - 16:00, Friday (December 3, 2021): 08:30 - 13:00
Entry at least one hour before closing time.
- n accordance with the Government’s decision to apply the restrictions of the green mark with respect to museums, commencing on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, it will only be possible for people aged 3 and up to enter the Museum by presenting a vaccination certificate, a COVID-19 recovery certificate or an up-to-date negative COVID-19 test authorization. Comprehensive information can be found on the Ministry of Health website.
- Entry to the museum will be allowed up until one hour before closing time. During your visit in the museum’s buildings, wearing of a mask is mandatory, as required by law.
Come and take a close look at the history of Israel Railways!
At the Israel Railway Museum, you'll find displays about the history of trains in the Land of Israel, going back to the inauguration of the first line in the year of 1892 between Jaffa and Jerusalem until the development and acceleration of Israel Railways today and our vision for the future. The museum is located within the historic stone buildings of Haifa East Station - the original station of the legendary "Valley Train". During the visit, you will discover all about our fascinating past, against the background both of the ongoing activity of Israel Railways at the station and the beautiful views of Haifa and Mount Carmel.
A family tour
A visit to the Museum is a great experience suitable for the entire family and any age. We highly recommend combining your visit with a train ride in the Carmelit, which stops just about 10 minutes' walk from the Museum. A tour of the museum lasts about an hour and a half.
What is included in the tour?
During the visit, you will pass over a pedestrian bridge crossing the active railway lines of the Station, offering a magnificent view of the passing trains, and of Haifa at the lower part of the Carmel. On the other side of the bridge you'll find the building that houses the Museum's small exhibits featuring historical tools and equipment, pictures, cards, stamps and train models, among other artefacts.
Groups (20 people or more)*|
|Adult (over the age of 18)||NIS 30||NIS 20|
|Child (age 5 and above)||NIS 15||NIS 10|
Senior citizen (upon certificate
|NIS 15||NIS 10|
Groups of 20 people or more are kindly requested to coordinate their visit in advance.
Discount on admission fees upon certificate display (no double discounts):
Holders of Israel Railways' Flexible 30 Card - 20 NIS
The Security and Rescue Forces - 10 NIS
Disabled and IDF disabled - 10 NIS
Students - 20 NIS
Perach and Gamla Projects (tutors and cadets) - 10 NIS
Journalists - 20 NIS
As of Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the Railway Museum will be open to the public during normal business hours (Sundays to Thursdays, from 08:00 - 15:00 – last entry at 14:30).
It is recommended to arrive at least one hour before closing. Entry to the museum will only be permitted up to one hour before closing.
For more information, contact us by telephone: 04-8564293 or by email: [email protected]
There is access for prams and wheelchairs in most parts of the Museum, however, entry of wide wheelchairs and prams into most of the locomotives and the historical wagons is not permitted.
The Railway Museum is located at an operational site of Israel Railways and therefore visitors must act in accordance with the safety instructions and not approach the train tracks located on the site.
Getting married? Come have your photos taken at the Railway Museum!
Couples wishing to have their wedding photos taken at the Museum are invited to arrive before closing time of the Museum. A token payment of NIS 60 will be charged for photography of couples.
How to get to the Railway Museum?
For those arriving by private car:
Search "Israel Railway Museum" on WAZE.
For those arriving by public transport:
For those arriving from Haifa Merkaz HaShmona Railway Station and from Haifa Downtown - take Metronit Lines 1 and 2, alight at Wadi Salib Station and continue by foot taking a left to HaKatar Street, cross Hativat Golani Street at the traffic light, and continue about 200 meters left up to the entrance of Haifa East Station.
From the Krayot and Merkazit HaMifratz - take Metronit Lines 1 and 2, alight at "the Grand Moulins" Station.
From Neve Sha'anan – take 17 Egged Line, alight at Hiram Interchange Station and continue by foot about 250 meters up to the entrance of Haifa East Station.
We look forward to welcoming you!