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Rockefeller Archeological Museum

17 Sultan Suleiman | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
+972 2-628-2251
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Peaceful haven

This museum is well worth the short walk from Herod's gate. It is absolutely free. There is a... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2015
Tracey C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Educational and academic in every way

This museum is definitely for those who love ancient history and archeology. The artifacts are... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
Luc V
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This museum houses the magnificent collection of antiquities unearthed during the time of the British Mandate (1919-1948), featuring the remains of a 10,000-year-old man found on Mount Carmel and utensils from Stone Age cave dwellers.
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17 Sultan Suleiman | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
+972 2-628-2251
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

This museum is well worth the short walk from Herod's gate. It is absolutely free. There is a beautiful central courtyard to take a break and the rooms are filled with some very interesting pieces of sculpture. There is a small cafe as you walk...More

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This museum is definitely for those who love ancient history and archeology. The artifacts are well tagged and labeled with distinct notation on their source, history and significance. I like the very academic way the items are presented and more importantly the way the museum...More

1  Thank Luc V
Reviewed 20 May 2015

First the positives. This is one of the largest and most impressive museums in Israel in terms of the artifacts therein. Moreover, the building itself is an art piece reflective of the architectural ideas of the 1930s when it was built. And it is free....More

1  Thank Barry I
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Strange opening hours. But once you get in: many archaeological treasures. The building itself is a gem. Much less slick and polished that the Israel museum, but the artifacts here are amazing and deeply significant for the many periods of Levant history, dating to the...More

2  Thank MyWornShoeLeather
Reviewed 26 December 2014

The Rockefeller Museum is one of the great hidden gems of Jerusalem. Nestled in East Jerusalem a seven minute walk from Damascus Gate; it doesn't look like much from the street; but this free museum is amazing. The museum was designed by Austen Harrison in...More

2  Thank Sfrantz
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Don't waste your precious time in Jerusalem on this museum. I am sure this museum has not been changed since its' opening in the 1930's. The museum is a relic of how museum's used to function. Your entrance to the museum is a perfect illustration...More

5  Thank 9_Months_A_Nomad
Reviewed 7 November 2014

The museum is not as big as I thought it would be, but it contains lots of interesting items, and The best part is that the entrance is free.

1  Thank TECAK
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Not much to add to the previous reviews, except to stress that this museum houses an amazing collection. Start the tour to your left and be ready ti be amazed by the display.

Thank Susana61
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

The collection charts the history of Israel and contains pieces from the Egyptian period, the Canaanites and all the different historical groups, as well as re Mameluke and Ottoman periods - including beautiful wood carvings from the Al Aqsa mosque. The roman collection is particularly...More

1  Thank Neil R
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This museum is the first in Israel. Set in an amazingly beautiful building, has archeological exhibits 100,000 years old. Great explanations to all you see in English, Hebrew and Arabic. Beautiful internal garden. Not too big. You visit for 2-3 hours, enjoy the pleasant halls,...More

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Christian Wayne L
5 January 2017|
Response from Shaul01 | Reviewed this property |
No need to book (and I'm not sure you can book even if you wanted to). There won't be a tour guide waiting. There's a short written guide to the museum and the displays themselves are fairly well labeled and explained... More
21 June 2016|
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Response from SDHAKALA | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other reviewer. Most of the stuff is on one floor and seemed pretty accessible with a lot of open space once in the building itself. I think that the displays are low enough to see things but some did... More