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Address: Rehov HaArazim 1, Jerusalem, Israel
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Phone Number:
972-26283448
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 19:00
Fri 09:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A tour of the "upper city" of Jerusalem- in the depths of the...

A tour of the "upper city" of Jerusalem- in the depths of the earth... The luxurious neighborhood of the rich priests of Jerusalem in the Second Temple period has become an amazing museum and the country's largest indoor archaeological site. The site includes the oldest etching of the Temple menorah, ashes of the burning city from the year 70, ritual baths, spectacular mosaic floors, murals, holy and household vessels, and more. You can take an audio guide in these languages: Hebrew, English, French, and Russian- for an additional 5 NIS per person.

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If you are interested in archaelogy, this is definitely worthwhile. It is in the Jewish Quarter (not far from the parking lot). Archaelogical remains from the end of the 2nd... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2012
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We discovered it while walking through the Jewish quarter . If it wasn't for TripAdvisor we wouldn't have noticed it... It turned out a well spent hour. Me and my daughter used the recorded guide as well. The exhibits , the stories and of course the excavations were very interesting.

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Thank Orit L
Ra'anana, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Visited there this Friday The place is 'ruined' down One can not see the ruins and articles properly, as many electrical bulbs are missing it needs an urgent 'face lift' as nothing was done by the establishment to bring it to par since it was open years ago. Could not get a receipt at the entrance as the machine is... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

The Wohl Museum or Archeology is absolutely wonderful! The excavations are really amazing and so wonderfully maintained and displayed. The only "negative" was the very loudly spoken group tour guide who we had to ask to speak a little more quietly so that we could enjoy the place. Other than that, the museum is well worth a couple of hours.

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1 Thank Jim649
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This was really interesting to see a palace in the time of King Herod, and some amazing preserved mosiac tile floors. I thought the museum was well-done. Worth a visit if you've got 3 plus days in the old city but I wouldn't put it on top of my list.

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Thank sfoFam
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

I was a little disappointed with this small museum. It was relatively interesting but if you are going you wont need to plan spending an awful lot of time there. I also wasn't aware of an audio guide and so definitely didn't get the best experience from my visit.

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Ashkelon, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is the place to understand the life in Jerusalem in the time of the temple and the evening of the destruction. I would recommend to visit there before going to the excavation areas at it can provide you with the correct vision of the way things used to be before turning into broken walls and piles of ashes by... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Go back in time under the modern city and see the ruins from 2.000 years ago. Great site to visit. Get the headphones as it helps you understand what you are looking at. I would recommend one for each person as the tour groups can be a little loud and sharing is thus difficult. Finding where to return the headsets... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We had the great opportunity to attend a wedding at the Wohl museum What a great venue and moving ceremony among the ancient stones and exhibits.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

If you are interested in archaelogy, this is definitely worthwhile. It is in the Jewish Quarter (not far from the parking lot). Archaelogical remains from the end of the 2nd Temple era. Consider buying a combo ticket for the nearby Burnt House.

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2 Thank RivaK
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

You walk down a staircase to get into the ancient basements of the priestly class. Walking through the area, you can see mikvaot (ritual baths), water cisterns, and storage areas. Further down you see an exhibit about the excavations and some of the artifacts they found in the area. Amazing to see idols and oil lamps and dishes all from... More 

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