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Israel Museum

11 Derekh Ruppin, Jerusalem 9543500, Israel
+972 2-670-8811
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Admission Ticket and Audio-Guide: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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Private Tour : Israel Museum with Art History and Culture Combined
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“modern art” (108 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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11 Derekh Ruppin, Jerusalem 9543500, Israel
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+972 2-670-8811
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"the dead sea scrolls"
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"sculpture garden"
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"modern art"
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"scale model"
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"aleppo codex"
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"youth wing"
in 33 reviews
"temporary exhibits"
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"jewish art"
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"on display"
in 82 reviews
"second temple period"
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"king herod"
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"old city"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Full disclosure, we are not avid museum people, but this place was full of art and artifacts. We mostly enjoyed the festival atmosphere outside with music and dancing as it was Independence Day and the mood was very festive.

Thank Karonasia
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum has been carefully planned and crafted to present Israel to the world with archaeological finds, the detailed display of the Dead Sea Scrolls and even a presentation of Jerusalem as it was in the first century before the destruction of the temple. That...More

Thank beheaded c
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We set aside a day to visit the museum - and found we needed every minute. Suggest the best ‘route’ is to start outside in the Art Garden before heading inside to see the Dead Sea scrolls and art galleries. Cafe and facilities were good...More

Thank jane h
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went specifically to explore the Shrine of the Book in depth. The exhibition was very good, but not really for scholarship (need special arrangements for that). Read up on the story of the scrolls before you go so their explanations have more meaning. Also...More

Thank aws_dc
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating overview of the Dead Sea scrolls and how they have managed to fit the Torah onto a pinhead!. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gives a great overview of the old city especially looking at the model there. Actually helps one as going through the old city. Seeing the dead sea scrolls was amazing also. So much history.

Thank Ernest d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very large and full of historical facts and artifacts. You will end up seeing only a small part. You will need to come back....

Thank urnana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There’s really not a lot to add to the other “excellent” reviews already posted here. I only had about two hours and could have used at least another two. Besides viewing the Dead Sea Scrolls (amazing!) I spent the rest of my time in the...More

Thank John-David L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In one place, one is exposed to an entirely variety of exhibits, ranging from antiquities to modern art. For those interested in ancient history, make sure you visit the Aleppo Codex in the lower floor of the Shrine of the Book. This museum is a...More

Thank Jay C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to enjoy in this beautiful place! I spent quite a while just wandering the open air artwork before seeking shade in the fantastic Dead Sea Scrolls museum. Topped it all off with a walk through the beautiful halls of the modern...More

Thank Jake P
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timetotravel360
28 November 2017|
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Response from Jay D | Reviewed this property |
I think they might have a guide your self head phone system that you can rent.
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Jennifer C
29 October 2017|
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Response from Israel_Museum | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer, the time can change between a visitor to another. a lot of visitors prefer to check in advance what they want to see and spend 1-1.5 hours (don't miss the Dead Sea Scrolls). of course there are visitors who... More
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Intrepid524
14 July 2017|
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Response from lagid | Reviewed this property |
indeed no need to buy upfront. enjoy !
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