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About the Israel Museum

The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the leading art and archaeology museums in the world. The stars of the Museum’s collection are the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world. Housed in the Shrine of the Book, the scrolls date from the 2nd century BCE to the 1st century CE and include books of the Hebrew Bible as well as other non-canonical texts.
One of the most recent and exciting additions to the Museum is the Second Temple Era model of Jerusalem. The model reconstructs the topography and architectural character of the city as it was prior to 66 CE, the year in which the Great Revolt against the Romans erupted, leading to the eventual destruction of the city and the Temple. Originally constructed on the grounds of Jerusalem’s Holyland Hotel, the model is now a permanent feature of the Museum’s twenty-acre campus, adjacent to the Shrine of the Book.
The Israel Museum's Billy Rose Art Garden, designed by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, is a synthesis of different cultures—those of the Far East, the Near East and the West—against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s dramatic landscape.

Israel Museum Visiting

For Museum information call: 02-6708811
Main Museum Hours

Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am – 5 pm
Tues 4–9 pm
Fri and holiday eves 10 am – 2 pm
Sat and holidays 10 am – 5 pm
Ticho House Hours
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs
10 am – 5 pm
Tues 10 am – 10 pm
Fri 9 am – 2 pm
No entrance to the upper level gallery between 10:30-12:15 on Friday
Closed Saturday

Rockefeller Museum Hours

Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs
10 am - 3 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Closed Tuesday and Friday
Israel Museum Store Hours
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00-17:00
Tuesday 9:00-21:00
Fridays and holiday eves 9:00-14:00
Closed on Saturdays and holidays
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Israel museum in Jerusalem covers nearly 50,000 sq. meters. The Israel Museum attracts 800,000 visitors a year including 100,000 children to its Youth Wing.

Israel Museum Attractions

Shrine of the Book

Second Temple model

European and Israeli art

Jewish ceremonial art

Sculpture garden

Youth wing
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