Visitors flock to The Israel Museum, Jerusalem to take in the enormous collection of artifacts and art housed in an institution of national significance. With wings devoted to prehistoric archaeology, Jewish art, and general fine arts, the museum caters to a variety of tastes. Some highlights include the Dead Sea Scrolls, displayed on rotation due of their fragile condition, a detailed model of Jerusalem's Second Temple, and a Venus carving believed to represent one of the oldest examples of human art. The library, restaurant, and two cafes on premises are open to the public and do not require purchase of an entrance ticket. Plan your visit to The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Jerusalem journey planner.
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The Israel Museum, Jerusalem Reviews
There are always exciting and relevant exhibits to see at the Israel Museum. Most include audio in multiple languages in addition to explanatory captions. All are beautifully curated. Due to our short... more »
The main attraction, seemingly, is the Dead Sea scrolls exhibition housed in a very distinctive circular structure. Fortunately, the individual items have English captions, so you can get some idea of... more »
Very well organized museum with a detailed history of the Holy Land going back thousands of years. Beautiful building as well. Interesting exhibit for the Dead Sea scrolls. Exhibits have detailed explanations in English. Unfortunately we only had time to visit the part dedicated to history and archeology, but the museum also has a part for art. Hopefully next time we visit Israel will get to see it.
buying tickets was quick and easy with the self pay machines. the whole museum was beautiful and payed attention to detail which is rare in Israel. i very much enjoyed the interior and outer design especially the Shrine of the Book Complex - wow! its a must see and i very recommend
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