Museums And Culture
The house of the national poet, Haim Nahman Bialik, one of Tel Aviv’s most authentic and beautiful houses.
The castle like house was built in 1924, upon Bialik’s arrival at the Land of Israel, and was the city’s spiritual and cultural center. The magnificent architecture, the inner decoration and its authentic preservation, the strict matching of colours and the garden, nourished by the poet himself, all induced a stately atmosphere befitting the poet’s residence.
What’s at the site: a visit combining an aesthetic, sensory and intellectual experience. Once can see a combination of architectural styles, works of art from the poet’s private collection, authentic furniture, a rich library and a new permanent exhibition which illuminates Bialik’s image with the full richness of his creation and cultural activity.
For the general public: pre coordinated guidance: the Bialik House Education and Guidance Department offers a rich variety of tours and activities, suited for different age groups, from kindergarten children to high school pupils and adults. During the visit the children are introduced to Bialik’s personal and creative world, his poems and stories. The children are exposed to the sources of his inspiration and to his activities in the field of Hebrew culture through various experiential activities: a shadow theatre, music, letter and word games, creative processes and writing poems. The guidance places an emphasis on Bialik’s role in the revival of the Hebrew language. During the adult tour the visitors are exposed to Bialik’s creation, thinking and his entire activity as the architect of Hebrew culture. The visit to the house also provides a new and current perspective on Bialik’s figure, and includes a discussion which examines the meaning of his creation as a basis for understanding Israeli -Hebrew culture today.
For children: the children’s room offers the possibility to listen to Bialik’s poems and stories as well to read the various children literature which he translated and enjoy the illustrations in his books