The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem

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Visitors flock to The Israel Museum, Jerusalem 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 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Jerusalem journey planner.
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  • Allow at least three hours for this experience. Broad range of topics and displays. Easy to walk around. The only uninteresting element (for me) was the "modern" art exhibition.  more »
  • This is a MUST place to visit in Jerusalem! So much to see and experience in this amazing museum that it might take more than one visit !  more »
  • I've always really liked the Israel museum. As well as a wide range of permanent exhibits, from archeology to modern art, they have a huge collection of paintings of great masters, and interesting changing exhibits. Audio guides in a variety of languages are available without additional cost. The museum is fully accessible. There is also a special kids section with appropriate exhibits and activities. There is a cafeteria in the middle of the museum, but the restaurant at the entrance is much better.
  • An art museum with historic collections, including the Dead Sea Scrolls. It has a wide range of exhibits from archeology to modern art. What was particularly memorable was its width and depth of collections: walking inside and observing the exhibits just made me feel like I am walking the story of the Scripture. Observing stones related to David and Solomon, as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls and manuscript written by Isaiah, was amazing. There are also numerous interesting monuments outside, which is also worth visiting. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Israel.

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