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Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
Visitors flock to Israel Museum to take in the enormous collection of artifacts and art housed in an institution of national significance. With wings devoted to prehistoric archaeology, Jewish art, and general fine arts, the museum caters to a variety of tastes. Some highlights include the Dead Sea Scrolls, displayed on rotation due of their fragile condition, a detailed model of Jerusalem's Second Temple, and a Venus carving believed to represent one of the oldest examples of human art. The library, restaurant, and two cafes on premises are open to the public and do not require purchase of an entrance ticket. Plan your Israel Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem vacation generator.
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  • A great way to see the progression of Israel from ancient times to recent in a comfortable and exciting museum. The museum lays a clear vision of Israel from thousands of years ago to more modern Jewi...  read more »
  • This museum is situated in a wonderful modern building on a hill beside the Knesset and the Supreme Court, two other wonderful examples of Israeli architecture. It contains a number of important colle...  read more »
  • Even if you are not a lover of museums, The Israel Museum is a must! The exhibits are breathtaking. To be standing in front of artefacts that are thousands of years old and listening to the audio expl...  read more »
  • The museum have a very huge and unique collection. Usually the museum is quite and relaxed. Not over crowded like a lot of big museums are. If you interested in the history of the area the archeology ‫exhibition is the place to go. The art exhibition are also very good And of course The Shrine of the Book...
  • We were making a quick visit close to closing time, but we thoroughly enjoyed the Dead Sea Scrolls and the open air to-scale model of the temple that the museum had on display. Very interesting, we wish we had more time to visit!
  • Biggest museum in Israel though still rather small and could be grasped easily on a one day visit. The art collections are curated very smartly and give a broad and satisfying overview, often missing from bigger, more renowned museums. Archeology and History parts are mostly geared towards the geographical zone of Israel and the surroundings, and give an astounding 3000+ years reflection on this region. There's also a nice sculpture garden and the the museum is house for the iconic Shrine of the Book, where the dead sea scrolls are kept and displayed.
  • Hands down the best most comprehensive museum in all of Israel. It takes 4 or 5 visits to really see everything. There is Art, Archeology, Outdoor Pieces, history, and more. Come with a plan or just browse around. This last time we went on Pesach, it was crowded but still great. They had a scavenger hunt for the kids that actually interested them and took them to many of the areas of the museum that they might not have visited otherwise. Truly a great day out.
  • A must go place when you are in Jerusalem and you should plan a longer visit (there is one day when the museum is open until late evening). Great section of local archeology, judaica and a very important collection of Israeli contemporary art. Check the temporary exhibits too. The local gift shop offers some interesting book but also design products.
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