5 Best Museums in Jerusalem
Before a visit to Israel, some people might wonder what are the 5 best museums in Jerusalem to include during their visit to the city.
Jerusalem, the largest city in the Holy Land, is a home to many museums and archaeological exhibits.
The city offers a large range of museum varieties: from large institutes such as Israel’s national museum to more specialist museums such as the Memorial museum of Yad Vashem or the historical Tower of David.
If you are looking for information about the best museums to visit in Tel Aviv, 40 minutes drive from Jerusalem, check our list.
Although its almost impossible to include all the best museums in a list of top five, we prepared you a list of what we believe to be the five museums you should include in your next Holy land trip.
So, what are the 5 best museums to visit in Jerusalem?
Israel’s national museum at Givat Ram
We begin our top 5 best museums in Jerusalem with Israel’s national museum, located in the neighborhood of Givat Ram.
This complex features an impressive variety of collections from contemporary art to prehistoric archaeology including the famous Qumran Dead Sea scrolls.
The most interactive section of this magnificent museum is the children’s wing.
There are special activities for kids during Jewish holidays and school vacations.
Yad Vashem at Mount Hertzel
The World Holocaust Remembrance Center is a 45-acre campus comprised of indoor museums, outdoor monuments, gardens and sculptures.
Entrance to Yad Vashem is free of charge but is allowed for ages of 10 and above.
The museum tells the story of the horrific atrocities against the Jewish people during the Holocaust.
Bible lands museum
We continue our list for the to 5 museums to visit in Jerusalem with the famous Bible lands museum. Owner of one of the fragments of the Dead sea scrolls that Israel’s national museum doesn’t hold.
Tower of David in the Old City of Jerusalem
The tower of David, located at the entrance to the old city, tell the full story of the Holy city. The Tower’s exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through 300 years of history. Using models, displays and multimedia this institute brings to life the timeline of the city
Rockfeller archaeological museum in East Jerusalem
This museum houses the magnificent collection of antiquities unearthed during the time of the British Mandate (1919-1948).
The museum also features the remains of a 10,000-year-old man found on Mount Carmel and utensils from Stone Age cave dwellers.