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Comprising nearly 50,000 square meters and a six-acre sculpture garden, this complex features an impressive variety of collections from prehistoric archaeology to contemporary art.The children's wing is the most interactive section of this sprawling...more
Fun to see Jerusalem at the time of Jesus in the model city. Note: no photography in the Dead Sea Scroll section. But it was very interesting. Don't pass up the other museum on site. Great exhibits from the Roman era.
I spent over four hours here and was amazed at the exhibits and what I learned. The Dead Sea Scrolls were a highlight and warranted their own building. Its interesting to look at them and read the description of what is being said. I finally...More
There’s something for everyone here.
The replica of Jerusalem from Temple period lends perspective to the size and scale of Judaism’s ancient capital.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are fascinating. A calm quiet air conditioned environment to take your time as you stroll through.
This museum has everything-the history of the world ancient and modern, archaeology, art and perspective.
Among the many exhibits, the dead sea scrolls are particularly fascinating-both because they were found, and because of what they contain. They(and facsimiles) are beautifully displayed, and contrasted with other...More
Having been to Israel many many times, I had never been to the Israel Museum, only the Dead Sea Scroll museum. I was greatly impressed by the art collection and the antiquities. One day was not enough - I will most certainly be returning on...More
Since we already know the permanent collection fairly well, we drop in occasionally to catch some of the temporary exhibitions.
Right now there are quite a few but we only visited three:
a fairly comprehensive if not overwhelmingly large show on Israeli fashion past and...More
Everything in this museum has been carefully curated or every visitor. The collections are meaningful and it’s impossible to see everything in a day (need a week, at least). They offer audio guides in many languages on iPhones. The architecture itself is a work of...More
In my opinion the permanent exhibition is a must for any body who is is interested in the archeology and history of the land of the bible.
In addition interesting exhibitions about Judaism, Israeli and international art.
Follow the contemporary exhibition.
The setting of the...More
Allow a whole day to spend time here, or certainly 4 hours- Dead Sea Scrolls, massive model of Jerusalem in the 1st century, excellent art from all ages and a superb overview of the history of 'the Land from prehistory through to the 14th century.