Location and Transportation
We invite you to enjoy an exciting program of exhibitions, family activities, and special events in the Shrine of the Book, the Model of Second Temple Jerusalem, the Weisbord Exhibition Pavilion, and the Ruth Youth Wing, and to experience the beauty of the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden. The Museum has recently begun a major campus renewal program and, while work is underway, our permanent collection galleries are not open to the public. These are exciting times in our Museum, and we wish you an enjoyable visit. Thank you for your continuing participation and support.
The Israel Museum is located in Jerusalem on Ruppin Boulevard, near the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
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The museum is served by the 9, 17, 24, 24a, 31, and 32 lines. All buses are run by the Egged Bus Cooperative. For details or changes on the routes, dial *2800, or visit
If you are spending more than a few days in Jerusalem, it's worth buying a multi-fare bus ticket (kartissiyah). Senior citizens and children under 18 can buy one at a reduced rate.
Panoramic Tour of Jerusalem
A comfortable, double-decker bus with an audio guide in 8 languages that runs several times a day, taking you past 85 of the most remarkable sites in the city. Tickets may be purchased on the bus. No service on Friday evenings or Saturdays. For details, visit www.city-tour.co.il
Parking is available outside the museum for the general public.
GPS - "Avraham Granot Street"
In many places around the city, you can easily hail a taxi. There are taxi stations at several locations, generally near hotels. You can also order a taxi by telephone (dial 144, telephone information, to ask for the phone number of a taxi company).
All taxis are equipped with meters, and drivers are required by law to use them. The driver may offer a fixed sum rather than the meter fare – accept at your own risk!
You may request a receipt at the end of the journey. There are extra charges for nighttime, Sabbath and holidays, extra passengers, and telephone orders. Tipping is not customary. The driver's name and license number is posted in the car. The number is also posted in large print on the outside of the car.
From the museum, please ask the volunteers at the information desk to call you a taxi, or call 1-700-500-500 or *6226 from a mobile phone.
For More Information
The Jerusalem Tourist Information Center, tel. 02-627-1422, or the Christian Information Center, tel. 02- 627-2692, can provide more information. Both are located at the Jaffa Gate.