Rockefeller Archeological Museum, Jerusalem

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  • Went on a Saturday when it opened, not too busy. Great displays, but need to use a laminated sheet found in each hall to tell what is what. Many items i had not seen in other museums. The Rockefeller ...  more »
  • The museum has a very interesting structure, and it's located in a crucial area of Jerusalem, south of Damascus gate, in the eastern part of the city. The collection is rich but this being my second t...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • It is not large museum, neither very comprehensive. But there are few exciting objects.
  • 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.
  • Excellent palestinian archeological museum built between the 2 world wars. Free entrance. Open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 to 15:00. Shabbat 10 to 14:00.
  • 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.
  • Really interesting collection.