Holon a city just south of Tel Aviv is perhaps the last place you would expect to find a leading international design museum, but Design Museum Holon is just that, an architectural masterpiece in the center of this city, it is a state of the art museum dedicated to everything design, using the latest in multimedia and interactivity to give guests an amazing experience. Opened in 2010, the Design Museum Holon has regularly changing exhibitions relating to contemporary design from Israel and around the world.
The Design Museum Holon was itself designed by one of Israel’s most notable architects and designers, Ron Arad. The structure he created is in itself something to talk about, with five sinuous bands of bronze colored weathered steel sitting starkly in the town square, and surrounding the museums exhibition halls. The aim of the museum is to create a change among this relatively working class and typical Israeli city, and is part of a wider program of culture-led regeneration.
The museum has an ever changing selection of exhibitions so it is worth checking what is on on the museums website before visiting. Until November, 18, 2011, for instance, the museum is closed as they prepare their newest exhibition, ‘Decode- Digital Design Sensations’.
Regular opening hours for the museum are:
Monday, Wednesday – 10am – 4pm
Tuesday, Thursday – 10am – 8pm
Friday – 10am – 2pm
Saturday – 10am – 4pm
Sunday – Closed
Adults – NIS 35
Youth (11-17) – NIS 30
Children (5-10) – NIS 20
Soldiers / Disabled Veterans /
National Service Volunteers – NIS 28
Holon Residents / Students /
Senior Citizens / Visitors with Disabilities – NIS 30
Isracard holders, for NIS 10 and 150 Isracard stars
Friends of Design Museum Holon and ICOM Members – Free