Bethlehem Museum
Bethlehem Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
This location was reported permanently closed
About
The Bethlehem Museum is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for Palestine's heritage, identity, culture and art. The museum serves to increase understanding of Palestine through the eyes of Bethlehem natives, by highlighting the role they have played in preserving Christianity in the Holy Land for two millennia, and recovering Palestinian treasures from around the world.
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1-2 hours
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eddyrabbit
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada12 contributions
Nov 2018
This museum is permanently closed and so is not open to any visitors. Unfortunate, as it was across the street from our hotel.
Written 5 December 2018
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10thMountain
London20 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
We had a great tour here from the guide. Some examples of traditional Palestinian dress, an incredible section of Roman aqueduct, and some items found during excavation, and some thought provoking exhibits
Written 3 February 2018
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Astghik M
10 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Very interesting visit and helpful staff. Must-see for history lovers.
The national dresses of different regions are very vivid and nice.
Written 31 December 2017
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dispatch_rider
Heather, United Kingdom25 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
This is a modern and immaculate facility, the sort of museum you'd expect to find in New York or a big western city. You take your time and it pays off. I found a lot of interesting displays and was pleasantly surprised at how interesting the film of the area over a hundred years ago in their cinema was. Upstairs you see a Palestinian passport on display (a must see for all those who say Palestine never existed) and a number of other interesting displays. The museum's emphasis is on the local Christian community.

At the end of the museum you discover a lovely restaurant, which they don't mind you treating as a cafe for a coffee too. My wife had to cold, I was with a friend, so this is a must to return to with her. Really really nice.

Amusingly, as you leave they have an old tree on display beside a tear gas canister tree. This is funny and poignant, but also a nice touch as having just studied so many years of fascinating culture and history you see clearly how absurd this tear gas situation is.
Written 12 January 2017
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M0ira33
Jerusalem, Israel38 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
Besides being a museum they have a gallery with local christian talent on display..and a wonderful and tastefully decorated restaurant called Al Karmeh that serves local Palestinian food & hospitality!
Written 23 November 2016
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Ann C
Nashville, TN3,238 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
I would go for the aqueduct and to see the 3,800 year old pottery at the very least.

Our excellent Bethlehem museum tour guide (Mustafa) told us that the aqueduct was found in the 70's when they were originally going to build the museum on this spot...they preserved the aqueduct making it a part of the museum interior. It is remarkable!

This is a rather small museum however what they have is well worth the stop.

Be sure to stop in and enjoy their restaurant on the second level for great atmosphere, service and very good food...currently, if you dine at the restaurant for lunch admission to the museum is free.

The Bethlehem museum also has a very large gift shop with items ranging from one of a kind antiques, jewelry, wood carvings, food items, and various other souvenirs.

Watch the 10 minute video that was filmed in 1918
Written 11 September 2016
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