History Museums in Jerusalem

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History Museums in Jerusalem

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  • Linda D
    3 contributions
    There is no need for a tour and there is no need for the audio guide. The place is very well laid out and everything is explained in Hebrew and English - and to be honest, a picture does speak a thousand words... It is a gut wrenching experience and make give yourself time to reflect as you go. I found the recollections of the survivors which are on screens in many rooms the most powerful piece of the experience. I have been to the holocaust museums in Berlin and Washington - but this is different as it feels (and is) personal. Do it end of day (give yourself half a day) and do not plan on doing anything when you finish but reflect on humanities inhumanity to mankind
    Written 27 January 2023
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  • MarcusHurley
    Bristol, UK8,921 contributions
    Last stop on our Israeli road trip was Jerusalem. We didn't walk a full circuit of the walls although we did a section of it. We also visited the Tower of David Museum and Citadel, located in the Phasael Tower, one of the original towers built by Herod the Great to defend Jerusalem.
    The tower was incorporated into the citadel that held out against the Crusaders for 5 weeks before the capture of Jerusalem in 1099. It was then attacked, destroyed and rebuilt several times during the Crusades and the final structure now is largely a result of Mamluk and Ottoman rebuilding.
    It was great to wander around and look at the various layers and time periods incorporated in the buildings and ongoing excavations. The best part was the models of the city at various periods so you cold see both the size and layout but also the major buildings.
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • molcfern
    Quezon City, Philippines19 contributions
    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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  • Diane B
    10 contributions
    I have gone to FOZ a couple of times and would not hesitate going back many more times. It is innovative and done extremely effectively.
    Written 10 January 2023
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  • jbwhitehouse
    Dallas, TX1,780 contributions
    We took the Menachem Begin Heritage Center English tour with guide Matanya. It was very good and a worthwhile way to learn about the history, personality, and political climate of the 6th Prime Minister—Menachem Begin. There are stages of his life reviewed via audio-video clips, some commentary by the guide, and artifacts as one moves from room to room as a group. Each person is given headsets to listen to English translations of the audio-video clips during the 1 ½ hour tour. This is good, but the actual Hebrew is too loud and should be more “in the background.”
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • Ko G
    8 contributions
    Ammunition Hill was a strategic Jordian stronghold guarding the northern approach to the Old City. In the morning hours of 6 June 1967, Israeli paratroopers fought a series of fierce close-combat battles with the equally brave and determined Jordian defenders as they worked their way along the trench positions, clearing bunker after bunker, and finally overran this base after a four-hour see-saw battle. Much of the defensive system is well preserved. On the grounds are four vehicles including a Sherman tank and a half-track. The Museum presents the stages of the Battle for Jerusalem in a surreal manner. An excellent site to visit.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Ira G
    Rehovot292 contributions
    The clock collection is amazing. A permanent exhibition. Paisley temporary exhibition was quite interesting. Relatively easy street parking in residential neighborhood. Reservations not needed.
    Written 13 December 2022
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  • David K
    San Francisco, CA109 contributions
    An old museum that is structurally beautiful. Old fashioned display cabinets with interesting relics and information on excavations completed in the early 1900's. Not crowded and an easy loop around the museum to see all the displays. Good use of an hour of time.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia12,147 contributions
    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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  • niloc36
    Potomac, MD286 contributions
    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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  • airport2015
    Tel Aviv District, Israel1,011 contributions
    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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  • Ellen M
    Katwijk, The Netherlands71 contributions
    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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  • Janet K
    Houston, TX2,744 contributions
    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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  • skoolaaa
    Jerusalem, Israel43 contributions
    The recently remodeled house gives a very personal and enriching experience of Israel’s history and politicians life (Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Ben Gurion). Great pics also. Taking a guided tour is recommended.
    Written 1 November 2018
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  • Marwan K
    1 contribution
    Great museum in the heart of jerusalem . Amazing collection of palestinian heritage items put in a great display , in a beautiful historic building.
    Written 26 January 2023
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