Israel Museum, Jerusalem

4.7
#2 of 260 in Museums in Israel
Visitors flock to Israel Museum to take in the enormous collection of artifacts and art housed in an institution of national significance. With wings devoted to prehistoric archaeology, Jewish art, and general fine arts, the museum caters to a variety of tastes. Some highlights include the Dead Sea Scrolls, displayed on rotation due of their fragile condition, a detailed model of Jerusalem's Second Temple, and a Venus carving believed to represent one of the oldest examples of human art. The library, restaurant, and two cafes on premises are open to the public and do not require purchase of an entrance ticket. Plan your visit to Israel Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Jerusalem journey planner.
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  • Wonder ancient history, modern art plus education about Israel. Well worth the time (suggest 3 to 4 hours). We got a great free tour too.  more »
  • One of the 20 best museums in the world is a rare collection, a great museum but an impression of intimacy, it is possible to surround everything in one day.
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  • Superb Museum that's quite extensive. You could easily spend a few days here. The Egyptian section alone is rather impressive. Quite a comprehensive Museum that is well worth the visit! I spent a few hours here till closing and wished I had more time to explore. Definitely an activity that is best spent over the duration of the day. The museum is expansive and the grounds itself are impressively large - you can spend a lot of time meandering the exterior of the museum as there are many outdoor exhibits. Give yourself time to see it all!
  • Wonderful museum full of interesting information on Israel and Jewish people from around the world. I found the Dead Sea Scrolls and the model of Jerusalem fascinating to see. There is a great art gallery full of beautiful pieces too, don't miss it! The cafe is decent and the shop isn't too bad either.
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