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Review of Israel Museum

Israel Museum
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US$16.00*
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Admission Ticket and Audio-Guide: The Israel...
Ranked #10 of 316 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
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 27 August 2014

The museum is huge, has different kinds of displays, and is interesting for all ages (there were a lot of children around). Its standard is up to par, and it feels like walking around in the Met.

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

If you like museums, this one is a must-see. There are so many different genres captured in this museum: art, ancient history, Judaica, and more. It was really amazing. I spent 3 hours there and only browsed. The historical part of the museum is designed to progress chronologically, which I liked. I highly recommend this museum.

Thank Dana D
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Located in a beautiful modern structure, the Israel museum has a very interesting art collection from different eras and locations.
I wan't sure that is't suitable for kids, but my daughter was very interested in the historic collection and the children wings.
The food in the cafeteria could be better...

Thank Jonathan D
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

I've been here a few times, on each occasion I did something completely different. You can see ancient excavations, biblical artifacts, ancient synagogues recreated, and Jewish art (ancient and contemporary) from around the world. My favorite is the archaeology wing here- it's quite vast and could take days to go through. I'd recommend a guided tour; a couple of them are offered every day. It can be a bit overwhelming to try and conquer even one wing on your own and the tours help to orient you in the main areas of a wing or even of the whole museum, if you take the Highlights Tour (which is great!).

I've only come here with adults, and I can imagine it may be tiresome to bring the whole family. They do have children's programs, so the kids should be entertained, although I can't vouch for the quality of the activities.

Of course, the Dead Sea Scrolls are a big crowd-pleaser and recommended as well, but don't forget about the rest of the fascinating exhibits!

Thank fres21
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is the TOP National museum of Israel, exhibiting eclectic aspects of Israel. The ancient city of Jerusalem and 2nd Temple model is magnificent! Archaeological exhibitions are well displayed with attractive legends. The highlight is the display of the Dead Sea scrolls. Visiting exhibitions are always the best worldwide, such as the current: Big Bamboo.

Thank ns0404
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