Ticho House Museum

Ticho House Museum

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Ticho House is a historic home in downtown Jerusalem, one of the first to be built outside the Old City walls towards the end of the 19th century. Its first resident was Aga Rashid Nashishibi, an affluent member of Jerusalem’s Arab community. In 1924, the house was bought by Avraham Albert Ticho, an ophthalmologist, and his wife, Anna, an artist.

The house, part of which was used as Dr. Ticho’s eye clinic, served as a cultural mecca of sorts, playing host to intellectuals, artists and writers throughout the Tichos’ lifetimes. Anna Ticho bequeathed the house and its contents to the city of Jerusalem.

Today the house serves as an art gallery, managed by the Israel Museum, that displays the works of Anna Ticho, her husband’s Judaica collections, a library and visiting exhibitions. Guests can soak up the authentic Jerusalem atmosphere at the house and sit down in the adjacent restaurant for a light meal and the occasional musical performance.

Ticho House is a true Jerusalem gem, an oasis of culture and quiet a mere five minutes walk from the shopping hub of Jerusalem's city center.

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  • Ronni Kives
    Ronni Kives
    August 23, 2023

    Small free museum. Upstairs part was closed. It used to be a beautiful cafe/restaurant. There are clean bathrooms there, though.

  • Rachel Hannah Polsky
    Rachel Hannah Polsky
    April 29, 2019

    Beautifully maintained and well-run museum. Anna Ticho was a formidable woman and talented artist. The guides stationed in the galleries were friendly and knowledgeable. We ate at the restaurant upstairs: slow service but...

  • Renee Doron
    Renee Doron
    October 30, 2021

    Ticho House Museum - a great place to visit. In a noisy centre of town an oasis of silence, magic garden and interesting museum, hommage to the famous Israeli painter Anna Ticho and her husband Dr. Ticho world known opth...

  • Denis Marion
    Denis Marion
    October 14, 2018

    I used to go to the café that was in Beit Ticho in the 1980’s, when a student at Hebrew U. A lot of very nice memories. The restaurant on the second floor, nowadays, is a very good one. A restaurant with a social mission...

  • Yitzchak Katzir
    Yitzchak Katzir
    July 22, 2022

    Very clean and organized. Lovely place but much smaller than I expected. Short interesting documentary on the Artist's life. Great pity that the restaurant is closed. I hope it will open again soon.

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