The Masada Museum, Dead Sea Region

SItuated within Masada National Park, The Masada Museum displays findings of archaeologist Yigael Yadin at the ancient fortress and World Heritage Site. Excavated in the 1960s, the relics are presented in the form of theatrical scenes depicting events that transpired at the Masada Fort during its turbulent history. With the help of an audio guide, you can acquaint yourself with the historic background of each of the scenes adorned with artifacts, such as the rule of Herod and the Roman siege of the fort. Put The Masada Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ein Bokek trip planner.
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  • The place is amazing, lots of history, great view, must see place, the bad thing is that handicaps cant actually come here if they have a wheel chair, I think this must be fixed if the place says it g...  more »
  • Much to see. Much to learn. Much to understand. Take a tour, or get a book and read up before you go to truly understand and appreciate. Advice: take a hat, and bottle of water, wear comfortable walki...  more »
  • Before hiking or taking the sky tram up to the top of Masada, take time to visit the museum. You will understand everything up there better if you do. The museum has lots to offer in terms of history ...  more »
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  • Masada is just awesome. Definitely go there if you want to see some history and check out a really cool ruin and desert. You may want to have a guide with you because there is a lot to explore and learn about the place. A lot of history indeed. If you are able to, arrive really really early to appreciate the sunrise from the top of the ruins. It is amazing!
  • Historic place and very sad story. Much to learn from the past. I came through the road and later realized that it does have another rope train from Dead Sea. Would have loved to explore that path. Better to take a guide and one could easily spend 4 hours at this location. Nice views of the Dead Sea, Jerusalem and the desert portion of Israel.
  • This is an amazing natural wonder with a dark history of Jewish nationalism. The track that ascends up the Snake Path is well maintained, as is the visitors center and top station. I recommend either walking both ways (30-45 minutes to walk up the 1.7km path, or a little longer if unfit) or walking up and catching the cable car back down to enjoy the views. The ruins are well sign posted and there are toilet facilities and drinking water on top. Great views across the Dead Sea and mountain ranges. Great views also of the Roman encampments and siege works. Good reason that this is the most visited place in Israel.
  • ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY with this place. I do not have a large enough have vocabulary to describe this historic and unique attraction, so I'll post a bunch of pictures. DO NOT skip out on this opportunity to visit Masada. Take the cable car up and, if you're able to, walk down.
  • This desert fortress that overlooks the dead sea is extremely well preserved. It has a variety of very beautiful palaces and Roman baths located on it. There is also the opportunity to ascend to it by a path that existed in the fort's greater days. For the faint of heart there is always a cable car to the top.

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