Israel Museum, Jerusalem

4.8
#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.
Create an itinerary including Israel Museum
map
Places to stay near Israel Museum
Israel Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
3,863 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • a gigantic model allows the guide to give explanations that can be viewed immediately facilitating understanding. beautiful contemporary sculptures in the Park.
    View original
  • It's a place where you can first know the old Town and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the trafficking sell the stuff, but the opposite is more refined ~ a penny a penny ~ if you decide ~ Some things I may choose to buy here ~
    View original
  • It was great to see the history of the land that hosts now State of Israel. The museum hosts also a big part dedicated to Jewish tradition and art (including reconstruction of synagogues form differen...  more »
Google
  • Highly recommended museum. The exhibits are diverse and well designed. You can spend more than just one day and enjoy all that the museum has to offer. There is also a beautiful garden with a view of Jerusalem and statues.
  • It's a "must" place to visit if you are in Jerusalem. You can definitely learn a lot from the culture, history and from the Jewish culture. It's the place where you can also see old manuscripts from the Bible and this is one of the most interesting sites of the museum, you can actually "immerse" on a jar which emphasizes the experience.
  • It’s better than I could have imagined. The collection is divers and of a very high quality. Big names of art displayed very well. I have no idea how I missed this museum last time I was in Israel. It also has a large out door area and a good shop and coffee shop.
  • Very large museum, has an open air part where main attraction is model of ancient Jerusalem with the second temple. Also great impression about Qumran scripts museum. Audio guide is a must.
  • So much to see...so many exhibitions, both indoor and outdoor, theres really something here for everyone -- including an exhibit especially for children! You can spend an entire day here and not see everything there is to see...my favorites are the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea scrolls are kept and the exhibit with the old synagogues that have been transplanted and reconstructed in the museum. Totally check those out!

Plan your trip to Jerusalem

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Israel Museum by other users

2 days in Jerusalem BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM URUGUAY August, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Tel Aviv BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, romantic, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tel Aviv BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Jerusalem BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Israel BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Israel BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 51 days in Spain & Israel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Middle East & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tel Aviv BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Israel BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 54 days in South of Spain, Ibiza & Israel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans