This article lists the Best Museums in Jerusalem, including descriptions, opening hours, ratings, and the number of reviews.
- I photographed the featured photo during my visit to Hebrew Music Museum.
- The table includes important archeological sites like the City Of David, which can be considered an open-air museum.
|Museum Name||Description||Opening Hours||Rating on Google||Number of Reviews|
|Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center||Yad Vashem is Israel's museum and memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. It is the second-most-visited Israeli tourist site after the Western Wall.||Sunday - Thursday: 09:00-17:00|
Friday and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00
|Israel Museum||Israel Museum is Israel`s national museum. It holds a big archaeology wing, Jewish Art and Life exhibition, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and many others.||Sunday, Monday, and Friday - Closed|
Tuesday: 16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
|City Of David||The City Of David is considered the initial core settlement in Jerusalem. And using the trails and tours, you can see remains like Hezekiah`s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Warren`s Shaft, and more.||Sunday - Thursday: 08:00 - 19:00 (17:00 during winter time)|
Friday and holiday eves: 08:00 - 16:00 (14:00 during winter time)
|Friends of Zion Museum||The Friends of Zion Museum celebrates Christian Zionists and their contribution to Israel.||Monday - Thursday: 10:00-16:30|
|Tower of David||The medieval citadel Tower of David is a historical museum that tells the story of Jerusalem and holds light shows.||Sunday - Thursday: 09:00 - 16:00 (till 17:00 in August)|
Friday and Holiday Eve: 09:00 - 14:00
Saturday and Holidays: 09:00 - 16:00 (till 17:00 in August)
|Davidson Center||Davidson Center is a magnificent archaeological park near the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, with findings from different periods.||Sunday - Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00|
Friday: 09:00 - 15:00
|Menachem Begin Heritage Center||Menachem Begin Heritage Center is the official state memorial commemorating Menachem Begin, Israels sixth Prime Minister.||Sunday - Thursday 09:00 - 17:00|
Friday 09:00 - 12:30
Saturday - closed
|Herzl Museum||Herzl Museum on Mount Herzl deals with the activities and vision of Theodor Herzl.||Sunday - Thursday: 8:30 - 18:00|
Friday: 8:30 - 12:00
|The Museum For Islamic Art||The Museum For Islamic Art, despite its size, has many exciting findings, including Islamic pottery, textiles, jewelry, and a beautiful watch collection.||Sunday: Closed|
Monday-Wednesday: 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00
|Rockefeller Archaeological Museum||The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum houses the extraordinary collection of antiquities unearthed in excavations conducted in the country.||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00||4.5||546|
|Hebrew Music Museum||Hebrew Music Museum in Jerusalem exhibits antique musical instruments from various historical periods and geographical places. And this is done using the latest technology.||Sunday - Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00|
Friday: 10:00 - 14:00
|Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem||The Bible Lands Museum presents the history of humanity through one of the most important collections of artifacts from the Ancient Near East - the Lands of the Bible.||Sunday - Tuesday, and Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00|
Wednesday: 10:00 - 21:00
Friday, Saturday, and Holiday eve: 10:00 - 14:00
|Bloomfield Science Museum||Bloomfield Science Museum is a lovely attraction for families. There are many hands-on exhibitions and workshops.||Monday - Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00|
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday, Sunday: Closed
|Ticho House||Ticho House is a little gem in the center of Jerusalem. In this historical building, you can find an art exhibition and a restaurant.||Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 - 20:00|
Friday and holiday eves: 10:00 - 14:00
|The Burnt House||The Burnt House Museum is a museum presenting an excavated house from the Second Temple period situated 6 m below current street level in the Old City of Jerusalem.||Sunday - Thursday 10:00 - 18:00|
Friday and holiday eves 09:00 - 15:00
- The table contains only places with ratings above four and at least several hundred reviews.
- You can sort the table by rating and number of reviews.
- The links in the table lead to my guides or official sites.
What Museums Should I Visit in Jerusalem?
If I were a tourist in Israel, I would ask myself what is unique in Israel and Jerusalem in particular. The answer is history and archeology. Thus I would visit museums that you cannot find in other countries. Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Israel Museum, City Of David, and Tower of David are probably the most popular among tourists and should be the top priority.
Note: a visit to Yad Vashem is not easy. And during my visits, I never saw small children there. Usually, at least teenagers.
If you are visiting with kids, then Bloomfield Science Museum and Hebrew Music Museum are the museums my children enjoyed the most.
And in general, all places mentioned in the table are worth visiting (according to your interests).
What is your favorite museum? Tell us in the comments below.
Additional ResourcesHere are several resources that I created to help travelers:
- Israel Trip Planner is the page that will help you to create your perfect travel route.
- National Parks And Nature Reserves page lists and put all national parks on the map. There is also a top list, information about ticket types and campsites.
- If you are looking for things to do, here are the pages for Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Sea Of Galilee, and Makhtesh Ramon.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.