The Israel Museum is the leading art and archaeology museums in Israel. The museum houses the Shrine of the Book which contain the dead sea scrolls, the Aleppo Codex and many exceptional ancient documents. It also has a model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple. Every month the museum hosts a different art exhibition
Thing you should know:
The Museum is undergoing construction that is expected to be completed in May 2010. During this time the permanent collection galleries are closed, but the museum still hosts art exhibitions, events for children, and other cultural events. The art galleries change monthly and children's events happen almost every day. Visit their website for details.
Sun, Mon, Wed and Thurs 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri and Holiday Evenings 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat and holidays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
36 NIS for an adult
18 NIS for children (free on Tuesdays and Saturdays)
Discounts for seniors, soldiers and students.
The Israel Museum is located in Jerusalem on Ruppin Boulevard, near the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).
Directions from the Jerusalem Gate Hotel:
Buses: 9, 17, 24, 24a travel time: 16 minutes)