Israel Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: Derech Ruppin, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +972-26708811
  • Ticket Price: 54 ILS
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums

The Israel Museum has some of the best artifacts and unique objects in not just the history of the country but of the world. The museum was established in 1965 and is one of the largest museums in Middle East!

Highlights include:

  • A Nail which is believed to be one of the nails used in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
  • Dead Sea scrolls (the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world).

The museum also has a Fine Art museum and an Art Garden and functions the other museum on their off-site location including the Rockefeller Museum and Ticho house. 

Admission prices:

  • Adults : NIS 54
  • Students: NIS 39
  • Children and teens (aged 5 to 17: Free on Tues and Saturday (except groups and workshops): NIS 27 per person
  • Senior Citizen (Upon presentation of official Israeli Ezrach Vatik or International ID): NIS 27
  • Disabled: NIS 27
  • Soldier / National Service (Upon presentation of suitable ID): Free
  • Repeat Visit (within 3 months): NIS 27
  • Jerusalem Resident Cardholder: NIS 46
  • Leumi 1+1 cardholders: Discount on tickets purchased in advance on the Leumi Card website
  • Isracard customers get 50% discount
  • Free audio guide for hearing impaired visitors included with all tickets

For other prices, visit the official website. 

Library Hours:

  • Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Tuesday: 4.00 pm -8.00 pm
  • Closed on Friday, Saturday, Holiday Eves, and Holidays

Museum Shop:

  • The Museum's shop is open during regular Museum hours and also during the day on Tuesdays.

For other timings, visit the official website.

  • Bus: The Israel Museum / Ruppin
  • Light Rail: at Pioneer
  • Taxi
  • Rent a Bike
  • On foot

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  • Israel Museum Address: Derech Ruppin, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Israel Museum Contact Number: +972-26708811
  • Israel Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Israel Museum Price: 54 ILS
  • Best time to visit Israel Museum(preferred time): 10:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Israel Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 67.03% of people who visit Jerusalem include Israel Museum in their plan

  • 42.37% of people start their Israel Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Israel Museum

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

91.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Israel Museum

People normally club together Yad Vashem and Jerusalem Botanical Gardens while planning their visit to Israel Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Loved my time at this museum! There is a wonderful outdoor art area that took me by a very pleasant surprise. The museum itself is massive. I spent about 2 hours inside and didn't get to see everything I wanted to. Awesome place to get lost for a few hours.

  • A great museum. History , art, religion, everything under one roof plus the impressive model if old Jerusalem, and the art garden... Too much for only one visit, but worth many and it has something for everybody. The audio guide and the app provide comprehensive background.

  • Excellent museum. Especially liked the large Jerusalem old city model and the Dead Sea scrolls. The audio information was very educational. Highly recommend for all visitors to Jerusalem.

  • So many exhibits that it would take a week to go through them all thoroughly! The 1:50 model of first century Jerusalem was a highlight for me, and the shrine of the book, but there are many other interesting exhibits. Not as interactive as some museums, but the audio guides are good (you can also use their app on your own phone).

  • We went during the Sukkot Kite Festival, and it was great. My favorite sections are the Dead Sea Scrolls, the children's section, the archeology section, and the temporary exhibits. When we went, there was an exhibit on Israeli fashion, which was so cool.

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