Israel Museum

Israel Museum, Jerusalem: Hours, Address, Israel Museum Reviews: 5/5

Israel Museum
5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 museum. There are special activities for kids during Jewish holidays and school vacations.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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S.Oasis
Israel10 contributions
Dec 2021
We walked to the museum from our hotel which was nice. tip: there is a reallly nice organic restaurant there that also sells local produce in very high quality. i highly recommend trying it. The museum grounds are expansive and we loved all the exhibits, a very good experience that we'd gladly repeat (since they closed a few hours after we arrived).
Written 12 December 2021
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B T
London, UK739 contributions
Nov 2021
The museum is very good, with lots of interesting artefacts. You can spend all day in there.
My main criticism is that is it very difficult to navigate and the direction that you should take in order to view artefacts in a sensible order is often only realise at the end. They should paint markers or a trail on the floor for people to follow. The map they give you isn't very good which doesn't help.
The dead sea scrolls part was good, they do have parts of the original scrolls, but the main artefact in the centre is a copy, so I can understand why some would be disappointed. You only get to see a few small portions so it would be better if you could see more and if there was more information about them/where they were found.
Written 21 November 2021
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CMC777
Dublin, Ireland148 contributions
Nov 2021
Allow at least three hours for this experience. Broad range of topics and displays. Easy to walk around. The only uninteresting element (for me) was the "modern" art exhibition.
Written 11 November 2021
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Liora293983
Jerusalem, Israel172 contributions
Oct 2021
I visited the Museum's shop, and had an outstanding experience. I was served by a person named Kobi Meltzer, who was so helpful and friendly that instead of buying one gift for a friend who was going to leave the country, I found an additional, beautiful objet of art, with which I was fascinated. I bought that one too. The shopping experience in the Museum's shop was indeed lovely.
Written 31 October 2021
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Dr_Iris_B
Ramat Gan, Israel1,139 contributions
Sep 2021 • Business
This is a MUST place to visit in Jerusalem!
So much to see and experience in this amazing museum that it might take more than one visit !
Written 30 October 2021
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Harmonicaharold
Tel Aviv, Israel1,403 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We visited 10 years ago and were shocked with how this has developed into a world class museum. There are so many superb exhibitions that after two hours it’s a good idea to take a break in the cafe or restaurant and then go back for fabulous more. As we live an hour away in TA, we will be back soon.
Written 4 October 2021
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Giora_I_L
Haifa, Israel6,179 contributions
Sep 2021
We took a 2 guided tours (free). One explaining the works of several painters form the nineteenth century (about an hour). The other one was explaining the cultures of the the Maya and Aztecs peoples (also an hour). Later we watched Jewish customs, restored synagogues from around the world, contemporary art works and finished at the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. The visit took about 4.5 hours.
Written 11 September 2021
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sara v
Kfar Saba, Israel216 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Soak in the history of this tiny strip of land.
A pleasant few hours spent in the galleries.
A good time to visit is Saturday morning.
Fun activities for kids.
Written 29 May 2021
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polka21
35 contributions
May 2021
we had only three hours at the museum, and it was definitely not enough for it. many very interesting exhibits of judaism, ancient historical artifacts and a big sculpture parque.
Written 28 May 2021
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teddy1014
Brooklyn, NY172 contributions
Jan 2020
THE museum to visit in Israel. It has so many different type of exhibits about Jewish life (clothing, food, culture, religion....) that there's definitely something for everyone. The most interesting exhibits are probably the Dead Sea Scrolls, two intact synagogues moved here from overseas, and the model of old Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period.
Written 1 December 2020
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Israel Museum is open:
  • Sun - Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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