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Rockefeller Archeological Museum

17 Sultan Suleiman | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
+972 2-628-2251
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Not to be missed

Not much to add to the previous reviews, except to stress that this museum houses an amazing... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2014
via mobile
Historical archaeological museum. Free entry

The collection charts the history of Israel and contains pieces from the Egyptian period, the... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2014
Neil R
London, United Kingdom
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This museum houses the magnificent collection of antiquities unearthed during the time of the British Mandate (1919-1948), featuring the remains of a 10,000-year-old man found on Mount Carmel and utensils from Stone Age cave dwellers.
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  • Average11%
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17 Sultan Suleiman | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
+972 2-628-2251
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

Not much to add to the previous reviews, except to stress that this museum houses an amazing collection. Start the tour to your left and be ready ti be amazed by the display.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

The collection charts the history of Israel and contains pieces from the Egyptian period, the Canaanites and all the different historical groups, as well as re Mameluke and Ottoman periods - including beautiful wood carvings from the Al Aqsa mosque. The roman collection is particularly...More

1  Thank Neil R
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This museum is the first in Israel. Set in an amazingly beautiful building, has archeological exhibits 100,000 years old. Great explanations to all you see in English, Hebrew and Arabic. Beautiful internal garden. Not too big. You visit for 2-3 hours, enjoy the pleasant halls,...More

Reviewed 31 January 2014

Rockefeller museum was the first museum of archeology. It exhibits a great collection of ancient artefacts including glasswork, jewellery, Roman coins, and actual bones from an ancient burial, as well as a beautiful court with a large fountain which is great for quiet contemplation and...More

3  Thank kitty567
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem is a beautiful building not far from Damascus gate. Very interesting collection of prehistoric artifacts, some great historical pieces, many examples of ceramics, etc... Worth the visit

2  Thank gk2005
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Interesting artifacts including some very old skeletons as well as pottery and carvings. A little of this and that presented sort of chronologically. Beautiful stuff from Hishams palace. Kind of an old fashioned museum but you have time to contemplate. A woman alone might want...More

3  Thank NYtravelinglady
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Excellent collection of archaeological artifacts. Interesting and extremely educational. An amazing collection

1  Thank susan T
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Vast archeological collection not to be missed when you're in jerusalemVery interesting and educational tour. Most of the artifacts are thousands of years BC.

1  Thank Gildaqs
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Superb archaeological collection. Wonderful exhibits include decorations and statues from Hisham's Palace in Jericho; panels from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem; and stunning antique jewellery. The star of the show is the museum itself, built with Rockefeller money and opened in 1938. Its cathedral-like exhibition halls,...More

2  Thank DC56
Reviewed 23 May 2013

It is really queer, that I have visited this museum the first time after working some years in Jerusalem and going there for business at least once a week. It worth visiting on Saturday, they have a free parking, and a big one. But I...More

2  Thank Zeituni
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Christian Wayne L
Hi. Do I need to book a ticket or visit before going to this place or can I simply enter the museum on the day I go there? Will there be a tour guide?
5 January 2017|
Response from Shaul01 | Reviewed this property |
No need to book (and I'm not sure you can book even if you wanted to). There won't be a tour guide waiting. There's a short written guide to the museum and the displays themselves are fairly well labeled and explained... More
Is it accessible for handicapped?
21 June 2016|
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Response from SDHAKALA | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other reviewer. Most of the stuff is on one floor and seemed pretty accessible with a lot of open space once in the building itself. I think that the displays are low enough to see things but some did... More