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Israel Museum

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Admission Ticket and Audio-Guide: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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Admission Ticket and Audio-Guide: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
From $16.00*
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Comprising nearly 50,000 square meters and a six-acre sculpture garden, this complex features an impressive variety of collections from prehistoric archaeology to contemporary art.The children's wing is the most interactive section of this sprawling...more
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11 Derekh Ruppin, Jerusalem 9543500, Israel
+972 2-670-8811
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Reviewed yesterday

the only reason this review is not a "5" is because I was looking forward to dining in one of the restaurants/cafes, and I did not see on the museum website that they are closed on Saturdays- the museum is open, but only a tiny...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bostonbased
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another place that I only visited for two hours. Felt like I could have spent two full days there looking at interesting stuff

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank N8668EOdavidg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really world class. One of the highlights of the trip. Check out the history and archaeology section and the great European art.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Voyageurzz
Reviewed 1 week ago

What more can I say? The model of the city, the Dead Sea scrolls, the modern art, all on a hilltop setting amidst trees. Nice cafe. Half a day minimum. Lots of children looking happy - so must be stuff for them too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is awesome. The Old Jerusalem model is amazing. The gardens are beautiful, full of many sculptures (Henry Moore 💕💕💕) to enjoy and the view is perfect. There you’ll see the awesome Shrine of The Book. Place of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Also wonderful.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MelBr75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I really enjoy museums and history, I was a bit disappointed. Thought I'd enjoy it more given the TA ratings and reviews, but it fell flat for me. Not sure why two galleries would be used for non-Israeli displays when I'm sure there is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Redleg93
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a splendid collection of archaeology of the region, with fine captions, wonderful French impressionist collection. Of course, the Shrine of the book with the Dead Sea Scrolls is not to be misses. Wish I had more time there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yakherd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably a “user” issue, but it took a bit to get our bearings. The staff is primarily there to watch over the collection, so questions are best answered at the desk right inside the entrance to the gallery. There is the main building, with several...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank L7384VCdeborahh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Israel Museum is Israel's foremost cultural institution. It has the world’s most comprehensive collections of the archaeology of the Holy Land, and Jewish Art and Life, as well as significant and extensive holdings in the Fine Arts, It's quite massive and beautiful. The restaurant is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hawaiian555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visit here before heading to the temple mound. the miniature mock up of the city gives one a great perspective

Date of experience: April 2019
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October 14, 2018|
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Response from MessaM | Reviewed this property |
Just remember that while the museum is open on Saturday, the cafe and restaurant are closed.
October 12, 2018|
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Response from tuteylp | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a big parking lot, but sometimes it is not enough for all the visitors, but that's very rare. In ths case it is worth to wait until somebody leaves, which usually is only a few minutes.
October 12, 2018|
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Response from ShazFinlay | Reviewed this property |
Yes a very large parking lot x