Jerusalem Museums

While there are plenty of Jerusalem museums to choose from, most visitors to the city have time limitations. On this page I list and describe the few top Jerusalem museums I feel should not be missed while visiting the city:

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

This museum is a must. It hosts the world famous Dead Sea Scrolls, which are the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world. In addition, you can find a model of Jerusalem as it stood in the period of the second temple (before 66 CE).

The model of ancient Jerusalem at the Israel MuseumMy dad took this picture of the 1:50 model I mentioned above.

Elsewhere in the 20-acre campus, you can enjoy one of the best sculpture gardens in the world, with famous names like Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, James Turrell and many others. And if that’s not enough, there are at least ten other exhibits at any given time. Enjoy.

The Museum is located in Jerusalem on Ruppin Boulevard, near the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).

The Shrine of the Book in the Israel MuseumHillel's nice and nephew, Maya and Adam. Behind them is the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Yad Vashem - The Holocaust Museum

I will tell you upfront that visiting this museum is not an easy experience at all. Yad Vashem, the Hebrew for memorial and a name, was built in order to document the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust period.

In the exhibits you can learn all about the crimes of Nazi Germany during World War II against the Jewish people. The museum documents each and every one of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

I'm sure that visiting this museum will leave quite an impression on you as a human being. So please take the time and visit there.

The Hall of Names at Yad VashemThe Hall of Names at Yad Vashem. This is a memorial to each and every Jew who perished during the Holocaust.

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