Holon, a suburban town south of Tel-Aviv is a rather surprising location for possibly the best designed museum in Israel. Yet, since the museum is devoted to design, an outstanding structure is expected after all. And indeed, this is an architectural masterpiece, designed by renowned artist, designer, and architect, Ron Arad. Five giant round bars of steel hover above the museum halls and its entrance. The interior is comprised of a set of halls that host changing exhibitions, most of which are devoted to modern design, both conceptual and industrial, and mostly local, but also international.
Visiting the Holon Design Museum
The Museum is open every day of the week except Sunday. It is recommended to check the museum’s website for current exhibitions.
Points of Interest in the Area
Holon is also home of the special Samaritan Community, an ethnic and religious group claiming to originate from the Israelites. Visiting their community’s synagogue is a fascinating experience, as it resembles the Jewish synagogue to a great degree, but the few differences are significant.
A visit to the Holon Design museum and the Samaritan community in Holon can be combined with a guided day tour to Jaffa and Tel-Aviv.