Israel Museum Tours

Founded in 1965, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem ranks as the largest cultural institution in Israel and one of the world’s top archaeology and art museums. The extensive collection of nearly half a million objects, which contains works spanning from prehistory to today, is divided into Fine Arts, Archaeology, Jewish Art and Life collections and includes the world’s most extensive collection of biblical and Holy Land archaeological pieces.

Within the galleries and exhibits of the recently upgraded 20-acre museum campus, visitors will find find the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept, as well as the Billy Rose Art Garden, considered among the best outdoor sculpture gardens of the twentieth century. Sculptures by masters like Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin and Henry Moore are scattered throughout.

Practical Info

English audio guides for several permanent exhibitions, including the Shrine of the Book, are included in the admission fee.
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Address: 11 Ruppin Boulevard, Jerusalem 71117, Israel
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Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-5pm; Tuesday 4pm-9pm; Friday 10am-2pm; Saturday 10am-5pm
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Admission: Adults/Children 54/27 NIS
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Admission Ticket and Audio-Guide: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Skip long lines at the Israel Museum with pre-booked admission that includes parking and an audio guide. Pre-booking your Israel Museum tickets saves time upon arrival so you can get straight to exploring the Israel Museum’s fascinating exhibits, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Jewish artifacts and works by modern artists.
  • Duration: 90 to 360 minutes
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US$16.00
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  • Duration: 90 to 360 minutes
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US$16.00

Private Tour : Israel Museum with Art History and Culture Combined

Go deep into Israel’s art, history and culture on a 6-hour, private tour of the Israel Museum with an experienced guide. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour to visit just the exhibits that interest you most as you travel from ancient times to Israeli Independence. Take in the Dead Sea scrolls and see a model of Jerusalem’s Second Temple, then learn about life in traditional Jewish communities. Explore Israel’s art in a gallery of local works, and enjoy a Zen garden that celebrates Jewish sculpture and the Jerusalem skyline.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$425.00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$425.00

Christmas Eve in Israel: Jerusalem Sightseeing Tour with Dinner and Midnight Mass Viewing in Bethlehem

Experience the ultimate Christmas Eve celebration with this full-day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, including dinner and the celebration of midnight mass. Visit the Church of the Nativity, the very site where Jesus was born in Bethlehem. See where Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane; where he was crucified on the Hill of Calvary; and where he ascended into heaven on the Mount of Olives. Then enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and midnight mass at Manger Square in Bethlehem.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$125.00
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$125.00


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