Since its establishment in 1965, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem has become one of the leading institutions in Israel and one of the most important and comprehensive museums in the world. The museum features upwards of 500,000 artistic and archaeological exhibits, including the world’s leading collection on archaeology from the Holy Land, Judaica and Jewish ethnography, and works of art ranging from classical to modern. The collections represent the rich history of human culture, dating back almost one million years, through modern times.
The Israel Museum offers a wide range of fascinating exhibits, activities for the entire family and special events at the Shrine of the Book, a model of Jerusalem’s Second Temple, activities in the Youth Department and a 24-dunam sculpture garden.
This summer, museum renovations will be complete and it will feature new programs, fascinating exhibits and interesting activities.
Special opening hours during the first week after reopening:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (July 26-28): 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Thursday (July 29): 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M.
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday: 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Friday and Holiday Eve: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Saturdays and Holidays: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.