Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Founded in 1965, the Israel Museum today has, in a relatively short time, achieved world class status with collections ranging from prehistoric archaeology through contemporary art and with a dynamic roster of temporary exhibitions, publications, and educational activities. It is the leading cultural institution in Israel and is one of the largest encyclopedic museums in the world.

Its terraced complex, comprising nearly 50,000 square meters and a six-acre sculpture garden within its twenty-acre campus attracts over 950,000 visitors each year, about a third of them international tourists and including nearly 100,000 children in the educational programs at its Youth Wing. The Museum is committed to the preservation, study and display of its collections, fosters education for its public from within Israel and abroad, utilizing its extensive holdings of the world’s pre-eminent collection of the archaeology of the Holy Land, the world’s most comprehensive collections of Judaica and the ethnology of the Jewish people around the world and its fine art holdings from Old Masters in European Art through international contemporary art.

Opening hours:

Mon, Wed, Sat and holidays: 10 am – 4 pm
Tues: 4-9 pm
Thurs: 10 am – 9 pm
Fri and holiday eves: 10 am – 2 pm
Closed on Sundays
Free entrance for all children Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-9 p.m.,
courtesy of the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum, Toronto
David and Inez Myers Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
POB 71117
Jerusalem, 91710
Tel: 972 2 6708811
Fax: 972 2 65631833