Israel Air Force (IAF) Museum – Introduction
The Israel Air Force Museum is located on the outskirts of Beer Sheva on the edge of the Chatzerim (Hatzerim) Air Base.
The Israel Air Force Museum makes for a perfect day out for all fans of military history and planes. If you fall into this category then this is one of the secrets of Israel and certainly of the Negev. Children will love the IAF Museum.
Israel Air Force Museum Exhibition
There are a few permanent exhibitions that track the story of the IAF, the weapons and planes, crew survival equipment and the role of the Israel Air Force.
The highlights of the Israel Air Force Museum are the almost countless planes on display in row upon row. The planes include some legendary exhibits that saw active service in some of the more famous air force operations and some captured enemy aircraft. There are also exhibits dealing with missiles, pilotless aircraft and anti-aircraft equipment.
The Israel Air Force Museum is spread out over a huge area (to accommodate the exhibits) so be prepared to walk a lot and bring plenty of water in the summer. The site is flat and so completely accessible and there are some picnic areas, a few animals and children’s toys. There are guides and tours are available in several languages including English and French as well as Hebrew. For more pictures see IAF Museum Photos.
Getting to The Israel Air Force Museum
By Car – The IAF Museum is located to the west of Beer Sheva – from the northern entrance to Beer Sheva follow the ring road west.
The IAF Museum is also accessible by public transport from the center of Beer Sheva (Bus 31 – ask for the IAF Museum.)