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Old Yishuv Court Museum

6 Or Hahayim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-4636
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Interesting, worth a visit

I've passed the door to this museum many many times over the years. Finally I went in. The museum... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
DCJourney
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Washington, DC
Not very exciting

You really need to be interested in this era to enjoy this site. Nice videos to watch. A bit... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
ariella754
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“old city” (5 reviews)
“warring” (2 reviews)
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6 Or Hahayim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-628-4636
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

I've passed the door to this museum many many times over the years. Finally I went in. The museum doesn't require much time but it's interesting to learn how the people lived in the old city prior to the 1948 war. There are pictures and...More

Thank DCJourney
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

You really need to be interested in this era to enjoy this site. Nice videos to watch. A bit limited but I think they are renovating to improve it

Thank ariella754
Reviewed 24 November 2016

As most attractions in the old city are going back hundreds or thousands or years.. this goes back less than 100 and gives a different perspective on life pre 1948

Thank jayaxerbs
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Onthe edge of the Armenian Quarter ethnographic Museum describing the life in the Jewish Quarter on the 18-20th Centuries,named after the famous plastic surgeon Isic Kaplan inventor of Laser Surgery -(SHARPLAN)husband of Masha Waingarten the doughter of the Old Town Chief Rabi The museum is...More

Thank airport2015
Reviewed 2 March 2016

The name is a bit misleading in that the museum is built around a courtyard (which explains the word 'court' in its title). But the room-by-room displays and the wonderful explanations more that make up for any slight confusion you might have before visiting. Well...More

Thank Jim649
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Don't ask me how to get there- some alleyway in the Old City. A bit run down, but facinating- if you like history. You'll never feel down on wash day after you see their laundry exhibit. Ever wondered about child marriage? also a 4 poster...More

1  Thank deb134
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This small museum gives a good indication of live in the old Jewish quarter. Many of the explanations are in Hebrew but there is a general explanation of each room in English and the rest is quite self-explanatory. Worth seeing.

2  Thank Susana61
Reviewed 18 August 2014

A cozy museum with a great sense of history. The first time we visited the museum had only two rooms. Today they have expanded to include all aspects of Sephardic and early twentieth life in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem during...More

1  Thank rosebt
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I have been there several times. It gives you a great idea of what it was like to live in the Jewish Quarter early in the modern resettlement by Jews. Also an interesting history of the area during the Israeli War of Independence. Its also...More

2  Thank Mark L
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