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Address: 4 Chel Handasa Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-628-1278
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Located on the boundary between East and West Jerusalem, this former...

Located on the boundary between East and West Jerusalem, this former fortress now serves as a history museum that is dedicated to establishing understanding and coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians.

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We noticed this museum because of the large "The Revolution Is Not Over" sign on the front, and upon learning what was inside decided to visit. The current exhibition, "And the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
KingandQueenofGuac
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Germany
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Germany
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81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We noticed this museum because of the large "The Revolution Is Not Over" sign on the front, and upon learning what was inside decided to visit. The current exhibition, "And the Trees Went Forth to Seek a King" is highly recommended because of it's timely and necessary message, that is so poignantly displayed in very effective formats (like how it... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

The on the Seam Museum is housed in a beautiful old villa and can easily be reached by foot or 1 or 2 stops with the tram from the Old City. The museum changes exhibits twice a year. The exhibit I got to see last Monday is called "The Revolution is not Over". Artists from Israel, Germany, South Africa, Italy,... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Every time I visit this museum I find it hard to believe that a lot people never been there and never heard about it. This museum is like a small gem in Jerusalem and in the most unexpected location, next to Mea Shearim from one side and to the east Jerusalem on the other side. They have an exhibition changed... More 

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Thank liza s
Massachusetts
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My friend and I went because it offers socio-political contemporary art. We saw an exhibit about political leadership. Videos from Scotland, Italy and Russia revealed the dangers of "following the leader". The museum is on the "seam" between East and West Jerusalem and was focused on the local situation in its first few years. Now it has taken on a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I visited this museum when it first opened more than five years ago after learning about it on the web. I had been to Israel many times and was looking for something a bit more unusual. This particular museum fit the bill. To get the most impact from this museum, you need to use your brain and engage in some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Actually most of the pieces in the 'flesh and blood' exhibition were not particularly effective, but some were clever and thought provoking. Nevertheless, it is a great building, interesting site, and a good roof terrace with cafe

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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This Museum was horrible! Really a big waste of time and money. The entry fee is 30 NIS, like a regular museum. The Museum is a total of 4 floors, but there are a maximum of 8 pictures in total and 3 short videos of about 3 minutes each!!! They have an exhibition that sounded amazing: Flesh and blood, about... More 

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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Really good museum. We enjoyed anspecial exhibition about the way humans treat animals. It was a nice combination of different art forms (paintings, photographs, video, sculptures etc). The artworks were skilfully placed in the building. We had lunch on top of the museum. The lunch was simple but good, the scenery wans really good however. Do go here. We will... More 

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Jerusalem
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013

The Museum on the Seam is a small, private museum situated on the "seam line" between East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem, about a 10 minute walk from the Damascus gate. Formerly an architectural gem built by a well-to-do Palestinian family, the building served as an army post before 1967. The current museum, headed by Israeli artist Rafi Etgar, is a... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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263 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The museum of the seam is famous not only for its very interesting exhibitions, which often deal with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but also for the tragic history of the lovely house in which it is located. The house was designed and built by Palestinian Christian architect Andoni Baramki. In 1948 he and his family were forced to flee in search... More 

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