The Wilfrid Israel Museum originally based it's exhibition on the unique tint collection of Israel Wilfrid, who was a true friend of the founders of Kibbutz Hazorea, and bequeathed the collection to the kibbutz. Israel tragically met his death while on a mission to rescue German Jews during Second World War. The Museum opened in 1951 and now has three permanent exhibitions: The ancient Far East - India, China, Thailand, Cambodia, The art of ancient Near East, and a collection of local archaeology. In addition, the museum holds exhibitions of modern art that are changed every two months and cover painting, sculpture, photography, textiles and more.
The museum also organizes a wide range of community educational programmes for children, youth and adults. These programs include guided tours of the museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as creative hands-on activities in the museum's art workshop.
Saturday and holidays- 10:00am-4:00pm
Sources: Wilfrid Israel Museum; Jerusalem Post, (September 28, 2006)