Ha' Mizgaga - A Museum for regional archaeology and glass is housed in a two-story stone structure in the heart of Kibbutz Nahsholim, and within a short walking distance from Tel-Dor.
The building was built in 1891, an initiative by Baron Rothschild to be a factory for producing glass wine bottles. Meir Dizengoff, who was later to become mayor of Tel-Aviv, was appointed manager of the factory. Because of the numerous difficulties – malaria, the local sand's unsuitability for glassmaking, and a lack of profitability – the factory was closed and abandoned within five years of its opening.
In 1980, members of Kibbutz Nahsholim began to restore the structure. At the same time archaeological excavations begun at Tel Dor and nearby bays, and the factory became a charming and unusual museum showcasing contemporary glass art alongside local archaeology.
Come along and enjoy rare and amazing findings, dating back 4000 years ago. Alongside contemporary art exhibitions, which change every 6 month or so.
Currently on display an exhibition by world renowned glass artist, Richard Jolley called "Paradise in glass" and a pottery exhibition "A letter and a bottle" by Einav Sarig.
Curator: Bracha Zilberstein.
D.N Hof Hacarmel 3081500
Sun-Thu 9am - 2pm
Fri 9am - 1pm
Sat: open for groups of 15 or more by appointment
adult: 24 Ils
child (5-18):12 Ils
Israeli senior citizen card holder: 12 Ils