Yasser Arafat Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Caitlin WZ
11 contributions
Apr 2022
Highly recommend!

I went mid-April 2022, and I regret only that I did not allow myself more time. I hope to go back.

The museum is very professional and historical. If you are a student of history, and you want to read each description for each piece of evidence, allow more than 2 hours. There are 6 "halls' of material, such as photographs with descriptions.

The Yad Vasham Museum is in English and Hebrew and not Arabic. The Yasser Arafat Museum is in English and Arabic and not Hebrew. How I wish more people went to both museums.
Written April 24, 2022
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Robert Knauer
Vancouver, WA102 contributions
Jun 2019
On a trip to Israel, we spent several days visiting the West Bank. Our time there was very informative, educational and enjoyable. One of the places we visited was in Ramallah at the Yasser Arafat Museum / Mausoleum.

Visiting the Yasser Arafat Museum / Mausoleum was an enjoyable experience. In the Mausoleum is the temporary tomb of Yasser Arafat with an honor guard of two Palestinian military personnel standing at attention. There were numerous armed Palestinian military personnel throughout the entire area. The military personnel were very cordial and respectful of our presence.

If you are in the West Bank area, a visit to the Yasser Arafat Museum and Mausoleum is an experience not to be missed.
Written May 18, 2020
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SamBahour
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories21 contributions
Dec 2019
Given all that is written by others on Palestine this museum is a bold and professional attempt to speak for ourselves. In 2 hours, a visitor will learn, hear, see and experience a level of detail that is drowned out by the West’s propaganda machines. This is a must stop on your visit to Palestine.
Written February 16, 2020
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Princessbunbun
Adelaide, Australia39 contributions
Dec 2019
I did not expect much prior to my visit and I ended up spent over 3 hours there. The museum is very well set up with friendly staff who were always there to help with the visitors. It is a must visit to anyone who travels to Palestine. Lots of information about history, culture and the conflict to learn there. I loved the visit.
Written February 27, 2020
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sam
Mississauga, Canada101 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
You will see Arafat's tomb by the museum. The story I was told is that he wished to be buried in Jerusalem but the government of Israel did not allow it, so the tomb is sitting there in a temporary basis hoping Israel authorizes moving the tomb to Jerusalem. It is a modern museum with extremely helpful and polite staff and very informative exhibits. Includes video exhibits and interactive elements besides the portraits on the walls.You will learn the Palestinian struggle history and the character of Yasser Arafat and his history. Interesting to the see the actual rooms and items from the time when Arafat was under siege. It takes approx. 2-3 hours to finish all sections of the museum. Entrance fee is 5 NIS and the headphones are given for free but you need to provide an I.D. which will be returned when you return then. Please note that the museum opens at 10:00 am daily and is closed on Mondays.
Written April 30, 2019
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Gimy E
Istanbul, Turkey31 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Arafat's tomb greets you before the museum. It is a modern museum with extremely heplful and polite staff and very informative exhibits. The history of the region and the conflicts make for sobering viewing. The part of the compound where Arafat spent his last years are preserved and open to visit.
Written April 12, 2019
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westwilshire
Los Angeles, CA175 contributions
Dec 2019
As a frequent visitor to the Middle East and one who has traveled Israel, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, and several other Arab nations, I was impressed to find that the Arafat Museum was extremely factual and without bias. The past and current political situation is well presented and is displayed in an interesting and stimulating environment. The museum itself is easily on the level of any quality museum one would find in the West. The grounds are immaculate and well kept. The staff is helpful and informative. The exhibits are presented in a logical and enlightening way. We were surprised that it did not feel like propaganda but rather like any good historical museum. Highly recommended and well worth a visit!
Written December 21, 2019
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NoelTobin
Forbes95 contributions
Jun 2019
This place is brilliant if you want to learn of the history of the Palestinians. If you are in Ramallah, you must visit. If you want to get the best value, spend about four hours.
Written September 7, 2019
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Nate B
2 contributions
Jul 2019
Highly recommend this place for people with very little knowledge of the history of the occupation. You will get a very different perspective than history museums in Israel, though I found the exhibit remarkably balanced and thoughtful. There are also other amazing exhibitions, such as Palestinian women artists, that I really enjoyed.
Written August 16, 2019
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA812 contributions
Dec 2018
A very nice modern museum with audio tours in all languages. Very informative about the Yasser Arafat and the plight of the Palestinian people.
Written July 25, 2019
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  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM