Israel Museum
Israel Museum
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10:00 - 14:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 14:00
Saturday
10:30 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Tessie Mayo
Brownwood, TX26 contributions
Oct 2022
You can get overwhelmed quickly if you don't take your time and pace yourself. It's an incredibly well thought out museum, all the way around!
Written 2 February 2023
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Inamarom
Tel Aviv, Israel53 contributions
Jan 2023
The Israel Museum presents treasures from a variety of fields: Israeli and international art, archaeology, Judaica and more. The explanations provided by the museum's volunteer guides during the free tours are interesting and enjoyable.
Written 31 January 2023
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Orith C
Nahariya, Israel106 contributions
Jun 2022
it would be great to live close by and walk in for the changing exhibits. Lots to see in each room. Just need a pair of young feet.
Written 13 January 2023
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Bjørn Eriksen
Stavanger, Norway1,118 contributions
Jul 2022
Models og Synagouges from around the World, other Israeli historical displays. Art displays and a big model of old Jerusalem at the second temple period. And of cource the Dead Sea Scrolls. Fantastic museum large grounds with plenty to se outside and inside.
Written 10 January 2023
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Emily M
United States1,328 contributions
Oct 2022
This is an amazing museum featuring history and art. We enjoyed the history of the area as well as Jewish history and the nice collection of art. Can easily spend a day here. Highly recommend.
Written 30 December 2022
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,162 contributions
Nov 2022
We had very little time to explore this museum based on our schedule (would love to go back) but we were able to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and that exhibit was amazing. Actually seeing these amazing documents was something I had always wanted to do and I am so glad I was able to. The amazing history of the scrolls really comes to life in the exhibit and the preservation of some of them is amazing.
Written 16 December 2022
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,689 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
This modern museum houses a large collection of amazing exhibits, many providing a history of the Jews over thousands of years. A few of the exhibits are outdoors. I spent four hours viewing the collection with the assistance of an audio-guide. I could have used a route map, as a few times I unexpectedly returned to a section I had already viewed.
Written 10 December 2022
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Love2Travel984
31 contributions
Dec 2022
Absolutely world-class! The Shrine of the Book, with the Dead Sea Scrolls is visually stunning and very symbolic in its architecture. We spent a lot of time studying the very large model of the Second Temple. The various regular exhibits as well as the special exhibits were interesting, with excellent explanations, but not overwhelming. The little cafe near the entrance is very good with coffee, healthy drinks and healthy food choices. The Modern, the restaurant in the museum is excellent...
Written 7 December 2022
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Vit
32 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
A bit of practical information - I recommend to check the opening hours beforehand as there are different hours each day. It is possible to check what exhibitions are open at the date of your visit. It’s possible to buy the tickets online, or from the front desk. Usually there are always some tickets left, so you can visit the place spontaneously as I did.

There were exhibitions that tell and show the different cultures and people that were on the land of Israel: the Greek, the Romans for example.

I was also in the “Secrets” exhibition that was quite interesting, recommend especially for those with children as there is some kind of a game.

I didn’t visit all the exhibitions as I got tired, so I recommend to choose beforehand the exhibitions you would like to visit and take it easy.

There is also an option to get earphones-guide (free, included in the price of the tickets) but there are not always all the exhibitions included in different languages…
Written 1 December 2022
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NKBNYC
New York City, NY33 contributions
Sep 2022
What a museum. We did not plan on visiting the Israel Museum, but it was suggested by our guide. This is an amazing place and really a must visit in Jerusalem. Everyone will see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the great reproduction of historic Jerusalem, but the modern/contemporary art collection is top notch. We did not have a ton of time so I ran ahead to stick my head in the galleries and was blow away. Really as good as any museum in New York or Paris. One could easily spend the whole day.
Written 22 November 2022
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Israel Museum is open:
  • Sun - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue - Tue 16:00 - 21:00
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 - 16:00
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