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- Address: Jerusalem, Israel
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +962-26443802
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Memorial, Family And Kids
Yad Vashem - Review
The Second World War took a toll on the whole world and Israel was no exception. The atrocities against the Jews by the Germans are shown at the Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial which in its own way, is a reminder of the times when humanity was lost.
See the photos of the victims and see art combined with history to depict the heartbreaking moments during the Second World War
- Personal belonging, artefacts of the victims and testimonials of those who survived the Holocaust.
The place also has a Visitor Center, Art Museum and a Synagogue in the premises.
Yad Vashem Information
- Other Contact No. + 972-26443600
- Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers are not permitted to enter either.
Yad Vashem Ticket Prices
- Admission is free for the museum as well as other sites.
Yad Vashem Opening and Closing Hours
- The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 8.00 pm.
- All other sites close at 5.00 pm.
Archives and Library Services:
- Sunday-Thursday: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm (Books and documents can be ordered until 3:00 pm).
- Groups of 6 or more people are required to schedule their visit in advance.
- Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is permitted until one hour before closing.
- Timings of temporary exhibition vary. Visit the official website for more information.
How To reach Yad Vashem by Public Transport
- Bus: At Yad Vashem
- Light Rail: Mount Herzel (2.8 kilometers)
- By Taxi
- Rent a Bike
- On foot
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95% of people who visit Jerusalem include Yad Vashem in their plan
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WARNING: Take tissues. It will make you cry and it should. Not only because of the horror of the Holocaust, but the beauty in how they tell and honor the stories of those affected by the Holocaust. Plan to spend 3-5 hours here if you want the full experience. If you just have an hour or so, visit the main exhibit hall. It's set up with concrete blocks as if you're in a concentration camp. You'll follow the signs walking from one exhibit to the next learning about how the Holocaust came to be, how it played out, the survivors, and those who helped save Jews during World War II from around the world. I recommend getting the audio guide as it provides helpful color to the story. At the very end, you'll be guided outside to the reflection patio with a beautiful view looking out into Jerusalem. If you have time, explore the property. There is an art museum, a children's remembrance museum, memorials for almost every type of person affected by the Holocaust, and much more. Slowly walk through it all reflecting on the horror of it all and vowing to do your part to make sure it never happens again.
The Yad Vashem has one of the most thoughtful architectural designs of any museum I've ever visited. They really captured the essence of the museum through the design. Every part of the museum is perfectly engineered to create an experience. The experience extends from the exhibits to the narrow halls, slanted floors, and bare walls. This is an intense museum. It is organized well and easy to navigate. Make sure to visit the archive room at the end and the children's memorial outside.
An incredible, moving experience. All the tour guides being in their personal stories along with the museum's intense content. The entire museum is amazingly designed, from the architecture to the displays. I was lucky enough to be part of a group who got to meet a survivor who told her story and there wasn't a dry eye in the room by the end.
This is the place to experience all that has happened to Jews through out the history. It is a modern and contemporary place which leaves an impact to everyone who visit it. The part of the museum dedicated to children victims is very sad and touching. Recommend to see.
It's free to enter, which is nice. Surrounding area would be a great picnic spot. I believe there is also camping in the area. The museum itself is really great, informative, and awe-inspiring. Get there probably 2 hours before closing or they'll be on you the whole time herding you to the next exhibit. The architecture is great, and the audiovisual content is stellar. We didn't pay for the audio guide, unless you're a true museum-phile it's probably going to be information overload anyway. Worth seeing!