Israel Museum, Jerusalem

4.7
#3 of 231 in Museums in Israel
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 visit to Israel Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Jerusalem journey planner.
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  • It really is a great beauty in everything! If worth it worthwhile to pay the entrance fee, it is a pleasure. Corroborate the truth of God's Word; found in the Dead Sea Scrolls; Fascinating!
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  • The Museum is set on a hill so you can see all of Jerusalem from it. There are wonderful Judaica displays of chanukah menorahs, actual parts of synagogues from other parts of the world, exhibits of cu...  more »
  • its good to go here especially if its bad weather outside. you are able to see the Dead Sea Scrolls ( not the real ones) but still pretty nice.  more »
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  • Lovely museum. Free audio guide is very useful with lots of 1-2 minute commentaries on the main pieces in each room. Very easy to spend a few hours drifting around a couple of the galleries and still leave feeling there was much more to see. The archeological area gave a nice chronological story all the way up to modern times. The art garden offers some fabulous sculptures with views across Jerusalem. The Dead Sea Scrolls (or at least a few pages) are a must-see, even if the main scroll is just a facsimile.
  • Great museum to visit while in Jerusalem. You can easily pass 2-3 hours learning about the history of this region of the world. The layout is well made and the exhibits progressively show you the different periods of the region. Audio guides are available and would recommend since it provides very useful information.
  • Unfortunately we had not enough time to see all expositions (you need at minimum half a day, better one day). but Archeology is really amazing - 1,4 mil. years old human tools, reminders of ancient civilization, scrolls from Dead Sea, objects from era of Crusaders... "Must see" for everyone interesting in history.
  • Fabulous museum. Seeing the archeological artifacts concerning King David was such a tremendous faith builder. Lon Solomon and HolyLand Pilgrimage Tours is among the best tours in all of Israel. Well organize museum. Wish we could have seen the actual Dead Sea Scrolls instead of reproductions but I understand how much of a national treasure they are and the need to protect them.
  • One of the most interesting museums of my life (and I have seen quite a few). If you like arqueology then this is your place. The guides (people) for the arqueology section or the Qumran roles last about 90 minutes but are very recommendable. But after the guidance I wanted to go through everything again, much too interesting. The audio guide is excellent. I needed 2 whole days and I only had a glance in the paintings department. The second day in a row I got a 50% discount.
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