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- it would be great to live close by and walk in for the changing exhibits. Lots to see in each room. Just need a pair of young feet.Written 13 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Good collection, well thought out and arranged chronologically. It's a nice complement to the Israel Museum nearby.Written 5 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Menachem Begin was both a warrior and a peacemaker. His ambition was to expel the British from Palestine. As leader of the breakaway group Irgun, he was instrumental in achieving that aim. He eventually ended 30 years of Labor dominance in the Knesset and led a Likud-dominated coalition to power. In 1979, Begin became a peacemaker, doing a deal with Egypt's President Anwar Sadat. The peace agreement was not universally popular as it involved territorial concessions, including returning Sanai to Egypt. This led to bitter recriminations. Begin, for all his faults, was a giant of a man. Even if the peace between Israel and Egypt is a cold peace, it is better than no peace at all.Written 13 November 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Hands-on Instrument playing and Virtual reality of Temple were highlights. Organized tour extremely useful. I reserved and paid for an English-language tour. Upon arrival, we were told that we were the only (two) people for the tour, so they wouldn't honor the guided tour. Instead, we got the laptops to use with the wall links. After a bit, the supposed-to-be tour guide came to us and gave us a guided tour of two-three room, including allowing us to play some to of the instruments. Definitely worthwhile to have a guide. Great location. Good history education of musical instruments. Need to make a reservation for an organized tour.Written 13 December 2022
- The entire Israeli Museum in Jerusalem is a day to remember. We went in and out of rooms and exhibitions and would have stayed longer if my legs would allow me to walk through it all. So much to see!Written 13 January 2023
- This museum consists of a series of rooms that use films and other props to describe why Herzl got involved in Zionism, along with aspects of his personal life.
You need reservations for a tour in the language of your choice; you cannot just show up.
The tour lasted about an hour, after which we walked through the national cemetery on Mount Herzl, right next door.
Its very easy to get to; take the Jerusalem light rail to the last stop.
Yad Vashem is right next door.
For those interested in Herzl the man, its an interesting hour spent.
Otherwise, this is not a "must see".Written 6 January 2023
- The museum, is open in part, the multimedia section presents a very exciting immersive installation that traces the entire history of the city. Very recommended for those who want an introduction to the complex history of Jerusalem.Written 8 July 2020
- Our favorite part of the experience was the welcoming interaction with our wonderful and informative guide Aliza. The purpose of this museum to is show the connection from Biblical Times of the People to the "Aretz HaTova"-- "The Good Land". The original trinity is G-d, The Jewish People and the Land of Israel. The "Seven Species" which are the centerpiece of the presentation, are the produce of the Land that were brought to the Temple three times a year. The antiquities on display were also related to the "Seven Species". The same species have taken on Christian meanings as well, related to Jesus. All of this was conveyed in a very well produced film and in other videos with local people engaged in farming this produce today. We greatly enjoyed the interview videos of the descendants of the Kokia family and their memories of growing up visiting with their grandparents in this house and neighborhood and their good relationships with their Arab neighbors. Please be sure to phone ahead or register on line before you visit. Highly recommended.Written 12 July 2022
- I don’t know how many tax museums there are in the world, but Jerusalem’s must be up there with the very best! After several score visits to the city, I was looking for something a little different, and this Fit the bill. The one room museum offers a tour of taxation systems in what is now Israel over the last 2000 years.One issue is that all of the signage was in Hebrew; the museum does possess an English translation of the main Descriptions, but the subsidiary ones – – that is the descriptions of actual exhibits – – are all in Hebrew. Still, if you work for the IRS or some fraternal organization you will be in seventh heaven here! I was only slightly amused, but it was not a bad way to spend an hour or so before heading off to Machane Yehuda market for lunch. By the way, the museum does not tax you! It’s free!Written 1 December 2019
- In the center of Jerusalem it is possible to find a quiet place with a great museum and a restaurant.
It was the home of Anna Ticho and her husband a known eye doctor.
It was good that the place was kept and not converted in the high rising buildings as many in the area.
Even the garden was saved and the gallery as part of the Israel Museum has a permanent exhibition and also temporary exhibits of Israel artist.
The resturant was located in a upper floor, mainly of italian food.
It is also a coffee place to enjoy at all time.
It is possible also to have small group celebrations in a separate room.
The elevator to get to the third floor is small and not always work what is a problem for elderly people. It should be consider to fix it.Written 13 November 2019
- Some organizations in Israel are promoting the ideas of the Third Temple,this exhibition of the Temple Organization puts an emphasis on the laws of the Temple constructing different temple instruments,implements and ceremoniesWritten 30 March 2019
- It was a short tour with only one room containing an excavation along with some descriptions. There was also a short movie of a re-enactment that was very interesting and helped to explain the history of the Old City and in particular the hosue itself.Written 26 September 2019
- I stumbled on this museum after I visited Yad Lakashish. This history behind this museum gives great insight into Lechi, Etzel, and Hagana. These were all resistance groups to the British occupation. It is a self guided tourwith a short movie. I would give it 1-2 hours.Written 10 March 2020
- A great place for families. My grandchildren loved all the projects that they could do at a relaxed pace. A very friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful, happy experience even for grandparents.Written 2 May 2019
- A piece of sad history, seen from a point of view that's sadly under reported. It's more a memory and nostalgy trip than a museum, but a very informative and true piece of memory in the making. A recommended and valuable family trip near the Bezalel Academy.
The movie was nice, and the guides (I think volunteers) were helpful and involved. Thanks for the visit!Written 27 September 2021
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