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Address: 4 Chel Handasa Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-628-1278

Located on the boundary between East and West Jerusalem, this former...

Located on the boundary between East and West Jerusalem, this former fortress now serves as a history museum that is dedicated to establishing understanding and coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians.

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A Gem

LIke many such places in other cities as well, this is a small gem, off the beaten track and packs a punch. AS you approach it, you may walk by it. The building is ugly and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LIke many such places in other cities as well, this is a small gem, off the beaten track and packs a punch. AS you approach it, you may walk by it. The building is ugly and nondescript. Once you enter, you will most likely be the only visitor. You will be greeted by a very friendly girl at reception who... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I first went a few(probably 10+) years back and remember feeling blown away by the ability to blend High art concepts with modern issues. I went again today and enjoyed my couple hours visit (though I could see someone not into art absolutely hating the visit). The museum seemed to need a bit of upkeep as several of the video... More 

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

A small modern art museum that borders the eastern city. It is very small - an hour is definitely enough time to see the current exhibitions. If you're an art lover, it's worth the visit.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Located in the 1932 BRANKI House,on the former Green Line dividing Jerusalem,served for twenty years as a frontline outpost named Turgeman outpost near the former UN headquarters and Mandelbaum Gate.Serves as a museum of Contemporary art and deals with art,club of young artists,and different Socio-Political aspects.Funfded by the Holtzbring Stiftung

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Ness Ziona, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

If you have a couple of hours to spare in Jerusalem, I'd recommend this small but peculiar museum. It is located in a fine building built in the 1930s, that between 1948 and 1967 served as an Israeli military outpost on the border between Israel and Jordan - therefore "on the seam". Today it is on the seam between Jewish... More 

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Malcesine, Italy
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

A historical place (old frontline between Israel and Jordan) with political exhibitions. Nice view from the roof. Worth a visit when you have some more days in Jerusalem. Entrance fee is 30 shekel (25 for students).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Very interesting contemporary art museum, located on the seam between Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods and east Jerusalem. Easy access with the light rail right in front of the museum. Don't miss the panorama from the roof top. You might want to consider buying a combined ticket to this and other 4 small museums in the city - we visited 4 of... More 

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Pardess Hanna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

The current exhibition is about leaders and the people - the relations between these two groups. It's an independent modern art museum. The was it is preserved reflects its history as a border line between Israel and Jordan prior to the six day war, and its curator relates to the neighboring Arab area, anti-zionist ultra orthdox neighborhood of Me'a She'arim,... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

the location is also of interest...literally on the seam between Israel and Jordan in 1967, before the reunification of Jerusalem

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

This museum is a jewel just outside the Old City Walls, the Seam Museum lays right on the light rail system, a mere two stops from the Damascus Gate. Historic because of its location on the Green Line in pre-1967 Jerusalem, this battle scared villa houses some of the best contemporary art from the people of this embattled land, and... More 

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