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Israel Museum

11 Derekh Ruppin, Jerusalem 9543500, Israel
+972 2-670-8811
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
11 Derekh Ruppin, Jerusalem 9543500, Israel
+972 2-670-8811
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Reviewed yesterday

By far the best art museum in Israel. Has state of the art current exhibitions (Ai WeiWei on show now) and Israeli art, modern and past. A wonderful location and youth department that no adult should miss its exhibitions.

Thank Shahar K
Reviewed yesterday

If you try to see everything at this museum you'll need more than half of a day. For me, there are two must see locations here: the model of Jerusalem as it was during the first century AD before the Romans destroyed the Temple and...More

Thank kekenkel
Reviewed 2 days ago

The reconstructed synagogues are fascinating, but there is much more to see. A whole day is not enough!

Thank RobAd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Must sees - book of the shrine, and the old city model. There was also an excellent temporary exhibition by the chinese artist AI Wei Wei. We ran through in 2 hours but there is much more to see. The restaurant at the museum is...More

Thank lmb32
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum offers two amazing sites. One is a large outdoor scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus that is archaeologically very accurate. You can easily see how all the bible locations "fit together" in this scale model city. The other site, of...More

Thank daveheney
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved this! SO many great things to see. Must do if you are in Israel! I loved the seeing the different ossuaries including the one of Caiaphas.

Thank MommaBCabot_AR
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum itself is a bit like a campus but it's stunning and awakens the creative artist. We spent as much time at the Allepo Codex/Dead Sea scrolls as the Ali Waiwa exhibits- bows that is a contacts. So proud of the museum and all...More

Thank djgreenwall
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just like 'ngapi', a Burmese fish-paste, 'drop', Dutch licorice, and smelly French cheese, Mahler's songs require an acquired taste to like/love. Last June his 'Das Lied von der Erde' was played on a hilltop on the Museum's grounds by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. The beauty...More

Thank dancing-freak
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a favorite place we visited. A lot of history in here. Loved the exhibits as well as the model of the city. The Dead Sea Scrolls area was fascinating. Highly recommended.

Thank Tresleches
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best collections in the world. An incredible collection of art and artifacts. It cannot be seen and fully appreciated in one visit.

Thank Abraham H
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14 July 2017|
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Response from Abe c | Reviewed this property |
No, to my knowledge you can buy it there. However, if you are religious you probably can buy it in advance. Please note that the museum is opened on Wednesdays, only in the afternoon
4 July 2017|
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Response from Aaron S | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you do need a museum ticket. I don't see how you get through the turnstile without one. You can visit the gift shop without a ticket. Oh, and make sure to check your backpack in.
Ely L
25 June 2017|
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Response from DANIELE S | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets when you arrive.