Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Shrine of the Book, Youth Wing
Israel Museum

Israel Museum

The Israel Museum was founded in 1965 and has become Israel's leading cultural institution and one of the leading encyclopedic museums of the world.  Visitors are invited to enjoy exciting programs, exhibitions, family activities, and special events. The Museum's campus includes the Shrine of the Book, the Model of the Second Temple Jerusalem, the Ruth Youth Wing, and the beautiful Billy Rose Garden. On exhibitions nearly 500,000 objects of fine art, archaeology, Judaica and Jewish ethnography, representing the history of world culture from nearly one million years ago to the present day.  In the summer of 2010, the Israel Museum in Jerusaelm, has completed the most comprehensive upgrade, in its history, of its 20-acre campus. Featuring new galleries and public spaces.



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Israel Museum in Jerusalem

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Museum Hours
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am – 5 pm | Tues 4–9 pm 
Fri and holiday eves 10 am – 2 pm
Sat and holidays 10 am – 5 pm




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Fine Arts Wing
The Fine Arts Wing reflects the wide-ranging, interdisciplinary nature of the Museum’s collections, encompassing works of art from across the ages in Western and non-Western cultures.



Archaeology Wing
The Archaeology Wing tells the story of the ancient Land of Israel – home to peoples of different cultures and faiths – using unique examples from the Museum’s collection of Holy Land archaeology, the foremost holding in the world.


The Youth Wing
The Youth Wing is a world leader in its field, and among the largest found anywhere. Professional museum educators, who come from abroad to study the Israel Museum’s well-earned know-how, discover a special place that combines learning,play and fun into one rich experience


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Jewish Art and Life
The Wing for Jewish Art and Life presents the material culture of Jewish communities worldwide, from the Middle Ages to the present day, and is conceived to provide a view of Jewish life that integrates both its sacred and its secular dimensions.




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