Nisco Museum

North Coast

This offbeat collection of mechanical music instruments was assembled by New York–born Nisan Cohen, who's happy to play records from his Yiddish music archive on a vintage Victrola. Tours begin on the hour. It's situated a few hundred metres down the hill (towards Rte 4) from the gate to Ein Hod.

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1. Ein Hod Gallery

0.12 MILES

A good intro to Ein Hod's artistic community is this gallery of local sculptures and paintings. The exhibition space dates to 1953, when the creative…

2. Janco–Dada Museum

0.16 MILES

Glimpse into the creative mind of Marcel Janco at this 1983-built museum dedicated to his life and works. It was Janco’s idea to establish this community…

3. Studio Magal

0.25 MILES

Ceramics (including Judaica), mosaics and expressionist paintings (oil and watercolour), the latter by Ben-Tzion Magal (1908–99).

4. Atlit Detention Camp


In 1939, as the situation of the Jews of Europe became increasingly dire, the British government issued a white paper limiting Jewish immigration to…

5. Atlit

2.29 MILES

With brown-sugar sand and stiff breezes, Atlit is graced by good waves – but it's a shame about the backdrop of pylons and cranes (gaze towards the ruined…

6. Crusader Castle

2.61 MILES

The wreck of a once-imposing Crusader castle, known in Latin as Castrum Pergrinorum and in French as Château Pèlerin (Pilgrims’ Castle), sits on a…

7. Beit Oliphant

3.56 MILES

Signposted as Beit Druze, this was the home of the Christian and early Zionist Sir Laurence Oliphant and his wife Alice between 1882 and 1887. The…

8. Shrine of Abu Ibrahim

3.59 MILES

This square little building is fronted with Jerusalem stone and topped with a small red dome. The shrine is dedicated to Abu Ibrahim, who the Druze…