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Address: Givat Ram | Ruppin Rd., Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 2-670-8811
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Comprising nearly 50,000 square meters and a six-acre sculpture garden,...

Comprising nearly 50,000 square meters and a six-acre sculpture garden, this complex features an impressive variety of collections from prehistoric archaeology to contemporary art.The children's wing is the most interactive section of this sprawling museum. There are special activities for kids during Jewish holidays and school vacations.

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A lot of cool artifacts and information

This museum has a lot of interesting things to see and read. They had the Dead Sea scrolls on display, which was mind blowing. There's a lot of history here; definitely worth a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum has a lot of interesting things to see and read. They had the Dead Sea scrolls on display, which was mind blowing. There's a lot of history here; definitely worth a visit.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the current exhibitions are a must the museum is beautiful one can spend few days without getting tired or boared

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we have seen 3 of the exhibitions - francisco goya, jesus (this is the man ) and the Mumia - by listening to the interesting explenations you find it very interesting

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some people forget to visit this museum, after Yad Vashem, but they're missing out. Great collection of history and archeology, including, for anyone who wants to fine tune his Jerusalem Complex, a Roman inscription containing the name Pontius Pilatus (the only one extant) and a small foot bone peirced by a rusted-out nail from a Roman crucifixion.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely wonderful museum, I could have spent 2 full days here had we the time. Their collection is fantastic. Well worth the ticket price. Food at the cafe's was also good. I very much like that fact that we could keep our backpacks in the lockers.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went especially for the Dead Sea scrolls- which notes 3,000 years of Jewish religion (which it was explained better) but ended up touring the Mummy in Jerusalem exhibit and fell in love with the rest of museum. Grab the free audio guide- we all raved about the "synagogues" dismantled in Venice, Surinam, Cochin and rebuilt piece by piece inside... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only had a short time to visit the museum so my visit was limited to the Second Temple Model and the Shrine of the Book. The outdoor model of the Second Temple was very interesting and our guide was very good really making the places come to life. I was really looking forward to the Shrine and seeing/learning more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While we did not have a long time to spend here, what we saw was just incredible and delightful. If you visit Jerusalem this is a must see stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Simply a must see. You wont be disappointed. Fantastic architecture of the building, nice views across Jerusalem and a very diverse exhibition of both contemporary art, classic Jewish art, photography and historical subjects. Special: a model of the second temple and the shrine of the book, where the dead see scrolls are being kept.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The display of synagogues from around the world from different time periods as well as clothing from these areas was absolutely beautiful. I loved the layout of the museum with the ability to walk from building to building. Do not miss seeing the model of the second temple- It is really incredible! I would recommend spending at least 3 hours... More 

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