Rockefeller Archeological Museum, Jerusalem

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  • The results of more than 30 years of archeological exploration on view and presented lucidly and clearly.With the bonus of a surprising and novel display of pottery shards from all the strata and ages...  more »
  • The archaeological exhibits on display were certainly interesting, although I was missing a map or some guide, or some detailed descriptions. But as there was no entrance fee, I have no right to compl...  more »
  • Very interesting Museum with the original parts of the Basilica of the tomb of the Lord. Not far from the Damascus Gate after the other side of the street. Lots of interesting archaeological sites, you can also take a break from the Sun. free entrance in the middle of the drinking water and bathrooms. Recommend
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  • Extraordinary collection presented in a very old museum style that makes it extremely easy to follow.
  • 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.
  • It is not large museum, neither very comprehensive. But there are few exciting objects.
  • 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.

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