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“Where to see the Dead Sea Scrolls”
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Ranked #4 of 312 things to do in Jerusalem
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 museum. There are special activities for kids during Jewish holidays and school vacations.
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Another "must see" sight. The Dead Sea Scrolls are a real cultural heritage. The rest of the museum is somewhat banal, except for the occasional special exhibition.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

We spent in this fantastic place more then 6 hours.
All parts have very interesting expositions. We love art of 20 th century and gardens .
The museum is very comfortable for visiting and has very nice restaurant inside.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We spent two hours at the museum and I have to admit that despite the great reviews we were not overwhelmed. The Shrine of the Book exhibit was almost entirely composed of facsimiles of Dead Sea Scrolls, not originals, which was disappointing. The only other area of interest for us was the large model of the second temple and the old city of Jerusalem. I have to admit that the Second Temple Model was very well done and presented. Apart from that, we found that most of the exhibits were sparse and not particularly interesting (and we love both history and art.)

We stopped at the information desk (in the Youth Wing for Art Education) to ask for advice as we were hoping to find something interesting for our children, but the only suggestion was to go to one of the extra activities (eg. children's crafts, etc.) which incurred a further charge of 50 NIS per child. We ended up leaving early and heading across the street to the Knesset instead. I really don't understand why this museum is so highly rated, but perhaps we are missing something.

Admission is 50NIS for adults and 40 NIS for children (with free admission for children on Tuesdays and Saturdays.)

Thank ILoveFermanagh
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

This is a spectacular campus of a museum which has something for everyone. We went during a late night opening (until 9.00 on some nights) arriving at 4.00 p.m. after a morning tour of the Old City. We certainly did not expect to spend the entire five hours there until closing time as we thought we would be too tired to do so but there is so much to see and do both outside (the sculpture garden and when we visited, the Big Bamboo installation on which we spent an hour!) as well as indoor exhibits of art, Jewish life, archaeology and, of course The Shrine of the Book and so much more that you could spend days there and still find more to see. Usually an hour or two in an art gallery is enough for me but the setting, the displays and sheer variety of what there is to see certainly kept me captivated for the full five hours and I did not feel tired afterwards. I have visited numerous art galleries in many cities around the world and this really is up there with the very, very best.

Thank RobertJE
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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

I know that you come to a museum to see things and get impressed by them...there there are alot.
When you are with kids you also need to shortened cause you need to feed them and you have to find a place..well im happy to to tell you that you have a great restaurant inside the museum dairy and meat and the price is very reasonable with kids menu and taste excellent..so you can continue the wonderful tour...african japanese.. light and shadow ...kids corner..and Aaava (love) statue...

Thank yigalkatan
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