Rockefeller Archeological Museum, Jerusalem

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  • Unheated in the winter (really) and took a taxi out of precaution bc its location is near where terrorists sadly strike... but LOVED it! Caveman, jugs, mosaics... its a masterful and detailed grouping...  more »
  • The Rockefeller contains some hidden gems for those truly interested in the archaeological finds during the 19th century. We found some of the exhibits fascinating...but, be forewarned. The signage is...  more »
  • Amazing artifacts dating to before 3000 BC. Valuable information and artifacts about the history of Jews in the region. 
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  • Although it's owned by the Israel Museum, the Rockefeller museum is clear a very different type of museum. It was originally set up during the British mandate period and it shows - in many ways it still looks like what people thought a museum should look like in the 1940s. Interpretive signs are far fewer, very few large items, and most things assume their audience will be the well educated aristocracy. The whole place just feels old and dusty. The library even boasts that it has "authentic furniture from the British mandate period". Kid friendly this place is not. It is also very unique - while the Israel museum focuses on Jewish history, this branch focuses much more on the Arab history of the area. The library is one of the best features - you can't take anything out, but it's open to the public and if you want to read anything about archaeology, this is clearly the place to go.
  • Muito bom!
  • Very interesting archeological museum. All the discoveries date back to the British mandate period (after the Jewish state was founded, the museum of Israel started to take all findings). The premises dimensions can be compared to the Bible land museum. The entrance is free of charge. I say again - I liked the museum very much.
  • An underapprieciated gem, slightly outdated displays but still very interesting, and the building is wonderful, especially the garden in the inner courtyard!
  • A hidden gem in Eastern Jerusalem!. Opened in 1938, the Rockefeller Archaeological Musuem presents to this day most of its original exhibition, major finds made across the Land of Israel during British Mandate period. A MUST for anyone interested in the history and archaeology of the Holy Land