Open Museum of Photography

Upper Galilee & Golan

Temporary exhibitions, by renowned Israeli and international photographers, change twice a year. An interactive section for kids explores the principles of photography and includes a walk-in camera obscura and a camera lucida. Signs are in Hebrew and Arabic but docents can explain in English. From central Kiryat Shmona, head north on Rte 90 for 3km and follow the signs to ‘Photography’.

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