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The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the worldís leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. 
In just over fifty years, thanks to a legacy of gifts and generous support from its circle of patrons worldwide, the Museum has built a far-ranging collection of nearly 500,000 objects, representing the full scope of world material culture. 


The Synagogue Route
Costumes and Jewellery
Development of the Alphabet
Coins in context
Mummy in Jerusalem: secrets of the afterlife

What is included?

Skip the line entrance

What is not included?

Guided Tours

What is important to know?

A cloakroom and folding chairs are available at the end of the Route of Passage, next to the elevators. Please inquire at the Information desk.

Wheelchairs are available in the Entrance Pavilion. Please inquire at the Information Desk for details. Much of the Israel Museum is wheelchair-accessible, and an ongoing renovation program continues to improve access for the disabled. Wheelchair-accessible places include the entrance pavilion, the Shrine of the Book, and the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period. 

Parking available for Museum visitors. Limited number of parking spaces. Museum visitors are requested to retain entrance tickets, or receipts from Museum stores or restaurants for presentation at the exit booth of the parking lot.
Tickets to the Museum are valid for two years from the date of purchase. Admission tickets to the Museum do not include admission to events, performances, or workshops to which†additional fees are charged.

Opening hours:

Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am till 5 pm
Tues 4 pm - 9 pm
Fri and Holiday Eves 10 am till 2 pm
Sat and Holidays 10 am till 5 pm 


The Israel Museum is located in Jerusalem on 11 Ruppin Boulevard, Hakyria, near the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).