History Museums in Jerusalem

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History Museums in Jerusalem

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  • Eliedaat
    Jerusalem, Israel64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Required visit for anyone interested in learning about the Jewish People or specifically the Holocaust.
    Even if you visited years ago, the newer curated exhibits are much more accessible than the old museum.
    Written 2 January 2024
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  • catalin s
    Craiova, Romania266 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum, focused on the history of Jerusalem, from it's earliest signs of living until today. Due to it's location, it is challenging to navigate. Also, I found quite strange how the path inside the museum are signaled and created. You even exit at a different point than the entry one. Must be in good physical condition, lots of stairs, up and down, plus the old ramparts with uneven surfaces.
    There is a mix of traditional and hi-tech exhibits, it could be a nice place to spend some time if you are interested in history.
    Written 6 June 2024
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  • Ephry E
    Netanya, Israel6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small, informative, and well presented without too many modern gizmos. A useful place to visit. We were escorted by a knowlegeable, English-speaking guide with pleasant manner.
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Rich-Stamford
    Stamford, CT258 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The exhibits and videos highlight people who played a role in establishing Israel. All is well done and informative.
    Written 6 June 2023
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  • molcfern
    Quezon City, Philippines29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good collection, well thought out and arranged chronologically. It's a nice complement to the Israel Museum nearby.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • newidad
    New York City, NY94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Firstly, if you are coming by light rail, use the exact address to get to the entrance. If not, you’ll end up at the locked back gate or a very large bus depot!
    On arrival, people were helpful and explained what to look at using the very good audio. The museum is cleverly laid out with personal stories and lots of detail - very well presented. Overall, an excellent visit and very well worth the time.
    Written 24 December 2023
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  • stephrab
    New York City, NY890 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some how, in my all my time spent in Jerusalem, I missed this museum. SHAME on me! Do not let this happen to you. This really is worth making an effort to experience. One of the best museum on Islam I have been to (and I have been to many). Completely unexpected to find on the Western side of Jerusalem.

    Was so nice to see so many school children in the museum. Museum was full and it should be. Please find the time to visit.
    Written 14 March 2023
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  • Olga P
    Moscow, Russia382 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting building (hexagon) and exposure, but for children there is no interactive items, not modern one.
    Written 22 July 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,419 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Wohl Archaeological Museum is result of excavations in the Herodian Quarter. Herod was a Roman client ruler. He is known as Herod the Great. He was a great builder, but people resented the heavy taxes needed to pay for his building.
    Written 30 October 2022
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  • SPGglobal
    County Donegal, Ireland62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderfully welcoming place with a superb collection of textiles as well as many other artefacts. The Curator took time to chat with me and there was no pressure to buy from their small shop or given more than the voluntary NIS 20 exit donation. A decent look around will take between 60 and 90 minutes.
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • niloc36
    Potomac, MD283 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Ellen M
    Katwijk, The Netherlands71 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you have an hour to fill, then visit this museum. It shows how people lived in Jerusalem in the old days. We were lucky to walk into a Bar Mitswa that was being held in the museum. This visit pleasantly surprised us.
    Written 24 January 2020
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  • airport2015
    Tel Aviv District, Israel975 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 ceremonies
    Written 30 March 2019
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  • Janet K
    Houston, TX4,099 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed this small museum! They are doing more work so O expect it will be even better. Get the Pass that includes the Burnt museum and the Huerva synagogue at the first one you visit. Allow about an hour or so.
    Written 5 December 2021
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  • tmn
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful look into the history and culture of Karaite Jews. The caretaker of the synagogue is very welcoming and makes you feel at home.
    Written 25 December 2019
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