About Bialik House


Bronze statue of Bialik

The Bialik House was designed by the architect Yosef Minor, and was built with the arrival of Haim Nachman Bialik to Israel in 1924, with the poet's full involvement in the planning and design of the house. 

The castle-like House is considered to be one of the main cultural and historical faces of Tel Aviv and the Jewish settlement in Israel.

The magnificent architectural structure, the interior design of the house, the meticulous adaptation of the colors and the garden nurtured by the poet himself, infused their surroundings an official sensation suitable to the  residence of the national poet

After his death in 1934, the house served as the Hebrew Writers' Association and the Bialik House Society, whose function was to preserve the place. Over the years the house became a children's library until it was renovated in 1980 and became a museum faithful to the spirit of the eighties. In this spirit, the bathroom and kitchen facilities were abolished for offices, the bedroom turned into a showroom, the house was painted in bright colors, and the front was sprayed with grayish spritz.

Rehabilitation and reconstruction work

The renovation work planned by the preservation architect, Nitza Smok,  in conjunction with the management of the house, aims to rehabilitate and restore the house while staying loyal to Bialik's choice.

whilst doing so, the original colors of the walls of the house were exposed to their unique decorations (which had been covered to date), the original furniture was refurbished and a new permanent exhibition was built, which blends with the unique aesthetic spirit of the house and illuminates the image of the national poet in all the rich circles of his work and cultural and social works. 

For the first time Bialik House reveals the many activities of the poet even as a leader and guide, commentator and researcher, the Jewish Cultural Treasure Conference, essayist and speaker, editor, translator, publisher and living Hebrew language

The spectacular result is not only a window into Bialik's spirit but also a window to the aesthetics of the early 20th century in Israel: unique eclectic construction combining eastern and western elements, oriental and European decorations: arches, tower, dome, fireplace, painted floors and more - To the poet's cultural perception.
The Beit Bialik Archive is located on the lower floor of the house. As part of the renovation work, the archive area was doubled and advanced systems were installed to preserve the valuable documents. The archive combines Bialik's entire cultural and national work: rare manuscripts, poems, stories, articles, speeches, documents and more. The archive serves as an address for multidisciplinary inquiries and supports scientific work at all levels. Each year we expose new certificates and discoveries and publish them to the public on literary and scientific platforms.

Opening Hours:

Monday - Thursday 09: 00-17: 00

Fridays -Saturdays 10: 00-14: 00

Sunday is closed

Museums are expected to open during December 2020 subject to government guidelines