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The Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book are open:

Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am - 5 pm
Tues 4 - 9 pm
Fri and Holiday Eves 10 am - 2 pm
Sat and Holidays 10 am - 5 pm

  • Free entrance for children throughout the year (up to age 17, excluding groups) on Tues and Sat is courtesy of Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum and David and Inez Myers, Cleveland, Ohio

    Free admission for soldiers doing compulsory military service and those doing National Service, courtesy of the Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum. 

    Free entrance for children:

  • Museum Hours During Hanukkah

    Free entrance for children (up to 17 years) during the 8 days of Hanukkah 17-24 Dec

    (Additional charge for performances and workshops)

    Tues 23 Dec the Museum is open 10 am to 9 pm



    Holiday Hours 2015

    Shushan Purim                                 Fri March 6        10 am - 2 pm 
    Passover                               April 4-11   


    Free Entrance for All

    Passover Second Holiday Eve                      Fri April 10               10 am - 2 pm 
    Israel's 67th Independence Day     Thur April  23  



    Please note: Big Bambú will be closed on rainy days or when the installation is wet. Tickets to Big Bambú purchased in advance will be refunded; tickets to the Museum are valid for two years from the date of purchase.
  • For further information call: +972-2-670-8811 or email: 

    Library Hours
    Sun, Mon, Wed and Thurs 10 am - 4 pm
    Tues 4 pm -8 pm
    losed on Fri, Sat, Holiday Eves and Holidays
    Tel. 670-8886

    Study Rooms and Library Hours 

    Museum Shop

    The Museum's shop is open during regular Museum hours, and also during the day on Tues;
    Tel. +972-2-670-8883 

    Shop online >>

    The Museum's dairy restaurant is open Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 8 am - 5 pm; Tues 8 am - 9 pm;
    Fri 8 am - 2 pm
    For further information (in Hebrew) >>

    Open: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 8 am - 5 pm, Tues 10 am - 9 pm Fri 10 am - 2 pm 
    For further information >>

    Ticho House

    Please note: Ticho House will be closed for an extensive renovation project from August 31, 2014 until June 2015. 
    Further information about the Ticho House >>

    Rockefeller Museum Hours

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am - 3 pm
    Sat  10 am - 2 pm
    Closed on Tues, Fri, and Holiday Eves
    Admission is free of charge.

    Parking is available only on Saturdays 

    Further information about the Rockefeller Museum>>