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Rockefeller Archeological Museum

17 Sultan Suleiman | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
+972 2-628-2251
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worth it

I should encourage people to visit this fantastic Archeological Museum and see it taking time. It... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2016
Loreto, Italy

On the Northen side of the wall east of the main post office near the junction of Jericho Road... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2016
Jerusalem, Israel
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17 Sultan Suleiman | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
+972 2-628-2251
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

I should encourage people to visit this fantastic Archeological Museum and see it taking time. It is worth it.

Thank Abrahamkatt
Reviewed February 22, 2016

On the Northen side of the wall east of the main post office near the junction of Jericho Road stands on the hill this nice building,museum and the head quarters of the Israel Antiquites Authorities, This site was a Byzantine cemetry with olive groove and...More

Thank airport2015
Reviewed February 6, 2016

It's unusual to find a museum so lovingly preserved in the style of its founding fathers back around 1930. At the time it was world class: Great period architecture (including the unique detail of having cork flooring to restrict noise), large range of exhibits, beautiful...More

1  Thank Amstraveler
Reviewed December 7, 2015

Built in 1938, in its original (but exceptional) condition. Fantastic archeological museum in a stunning building. Visible bullet holes in some of the columns (inside and out), and a very digestible series of exhibits (north and south rooms).

1  Thank bowenarnold
Reviewed December 4, 2015

I was underwhelmed. From other reviews I was expecting more exhibit space and better labeled artifacts. There are info sheets in each room, but many seem to be missing. The artifacts are interesting and merit a visit, but not worth the raves others have given...More

Thank dapaze
Reviewed December 4, 2015

Each time I visit Israel, I make sure that I visit not only the Israeli Museum but also the Rockerfeller Museum. The exhibits are wonderful and best of all, entrance is free. You will find a complete history of mankind and the history of Israel...More

Thank WalterChilds
Reviewed December 2, 2015

Just a few minutes walk from Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, it is a good place. It is one of the biggest archelogical museums in Israel. You can even visit it on Saturday or Shabbat. The entry is free. It took me one hour.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed November 12, 2015

This was an amazing museum. Since it is very old they got a lot of the interesting treasures in the country. It was incredible that it was free. You can trace the land and civilization many 1,000's of years. The museum is laid out very...More

Thank hubert91
Reviewed October 25, 2015

The museum is in a gem of a building. It used to be the Palestinian Museum and was paid for by the Rockefeller Foundation, built during the British Mandate. It has many Eric Gill reliefs to decorate the sides and interior, and the wall inscriptions...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed August 3, 2015

First off: it's free. Second: it was built in the 40s and was Palestinian, then Jordanian, now Israeli. It has no air conditioning or heat. I liked to walk around and pretend I was there in the Great Gatsby days. There are numerous places to...More

1  Thank KellyAnder
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Christian Wayne L
Hi. Do I need to book a ticket or visit before going to this place or can I simply enter the museum on the day I go there? Will there be a tour guide?
January 5, 2017|
Response from Shaul01 | Reviewed this property |
No need to book (and I'm not sure you can book even if you wanted to). There won't be a tour guide waiting. There's a short written guide to the museum and the displays themselves are fairly well labeled and explained... More
Is it accessible for handicapped?
June 21, 2016|
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Response from SDHAKALA | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other reviewer. Most of the stuff is on one floor and seemed pretty accessible with a lot of open space once in the building itself. I think that the displays are low enough to see things but some did... More
Maia A
Vorrei sapere se è conservato in questo museo il frammento 7 Q 5 ritrovato fra i rotolo di Quorum nel mar morto.
December 25, 2016|
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