The Temple Institute's Holy Temple Visitors Center

The Temple Institute's Holy Temple Visitors Center

The Temple Institute's Holy Temple Visitors Center
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Temple Institute has founded more than 30 years ago in the purpose of studying the various first and second Temple matters. Throughout the years, The Temple Institute has recreated vessles that were used at the first and second Temples and they are ready to be used in the third Temple that will be built. The Temple Institute goal, is to share and expand the knowledge we have regarding the temples. In the efforts of acheiveing this goal, The Temple Institute runs a magnificent visitors center in the Jewish Quarter at the old city of Jerusalem. It is a beautiful show and a marvel to look at. The exhibition runs tours in various languages: Hebrew, English, Ethiopian, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin (chienese), German, French and Italian. Your visit will be a once in a lifetime!
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BuffetConnoisseur
London, Canada84 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
What a big disappointment. I have visited this place 2 different times before and enjoyed it. This time there was no live guide, it was all by movie. As the movies played they tried to emphasize certain paintings and artifacts they produced by using lights shining down in them. The lights didn’t work and we had to use the lights on our phone. In fact, the 3rd little movie clip stopped 2 times part way through and started all over again. It was so frustrating our whole group walked out. I complained after and all I got was a shrug of the shoulders. Wow. Poor customer service. I’ll never bring a tour group here again. Avoid this place like the plague. A complete rip off.
Written February 14, 2020
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N M
Merritt Island, FL35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
So we read all about the cool things built for the temple and just had to go there. Outside, there were several signs saying "free to enter", and I guess that's true: you are free to walk in to pay the cashier. When we got to the "gold" menorah room, all of the "gold" objects appeared to be painted wood, and the menorah itself showed thin spots on the paint (pretty sure it was not gold, since you could see the wood, lol) and was held upright by fishing line!
After viewing, we went and spoke with the folks working the gift shop and asked if the real things were stored somewhere safe and if what we looked at were replicas. The answer was shocking. Those are the pieces. When I asked if painted wood was what they used back in the day, he said "it has been determined to be kosher".
Anyway, their website is a lot more exciting and informative than their gift shop.
Written May 10, 2016
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Backpack Israel
Jerusalem, Israel156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
It's a small museum consisting of 3 rooms, which tell you how the Holy Temple was designed and about different objects it held within it. If you do not book a private guide, you will hear a recorded explanation while passing from room to room. In my opinion, it could have been better that there were personal audio guides for each person. This way you don't have to rush and can also focus on what interests you. There were times that I felt that the recording was talking too much... The artifacts are nice and I've learned some new things. At the end you watch a video that tells you about the plans for the Third Holy Temple...
Written September 10, 2019
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ChakraDancer
Fayetteville, AR79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
Read a book on the temple, look at the pictures, and use your time and money to do something more authentic and informative. This seems more of a fund raising scheme than a real VIsitor's Center or museum.
Written December 4, 2017
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BRIANandRONNIE2010
New York City, NY1,744 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
An interesting visit that showcases the prep work already undertaken in preparation for the forthcoming Third Temple. Everything being prepared meets exact biblical instruction in terms of color, materials, sizes, etc. in doing so, the visitor gets a unique lesson in Levitical code found in the Torah.
Written February 22, 2017
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robodocny
Cedarhurst, NY456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
A basic knowledge of the biblical temple is needed in order to fully appreciate this attraction

It contains full size models of the Temple's vessels, utensils, altar, etc. They present it as ready to use. It is a living bible.

My teenage family members were entranced. So we're the adults. Younger kids didn't follow and were a bit bored. Hopefully some will stick with them for future recall.

Not to be missed.

Photography is banned.

My only issue is that we paid for a private English speaking guide for our group. Her soft voice and rapid speech made it difficult to hear and comprehend.
Written January 22, 2017
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Itamar Ben David
Jerusalem, Israel278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
i have never imagined that there are people that takes their faith so seriously - they actualy prepare for the Mashiach and they have prepared every little thing for the third temple. great experience. thanks!
Written January 10, 2017
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africanaddict
Kigali, Rwanda541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Business
We had heard about this small museum, but this was our first visit. The Temple Institute is focused on preparing for the building of the third Temple. They offer a guided tour and walk you through a number of rooms with interesting displays. It's 45 minutes max. You do need to make contact ahead of time as they offer tours in various languages at different times of the day. Our guide was excellent. Some friends also stopped there and were less impressed by their guide. But, if you're interested in the prophesies and preparation of the third Templt, it's a good stop.
Written May 7, 2015
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ken j
Manalapan, NJ904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
This has been a high point of every Christian trip to Israel (my fourth just taken). It is a museum run by very Orthodox Jews who plan to rebuild the temple. This is fascinating for the Bible scholar, they have researched and recreated most of the temple furniture and equipment. It also has a nice bookstore. A guide takes you through it.
Written January 27, 2015
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P.jotr
Budapest, Hungary26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
The whole exhibition is consisted of 3 rooms where you just sit and listen to the narrator and watch crappy pictures. There is no one to ask if you have a question, you just rush through the exhibition.
Written January 17, 2019
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