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

Jerusalem Marathon
Fri Mar 13
  The Museum will be closed; Shrine of the Book and Second Temple Model open for groups only.

National Election Day Tues Mar 17 10 am - 9 pm. Free entrance for children courtesy of the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum and David and Inez Myers, Cleveland, Ohio.

Holiday Hours 2015

Purim Mar 5   Free entrance for children 10 am - 5 pm
Shushan Purim Mar 6  Free entrance for children 10 am - 2 pm
Passover Apr 4  10 am - 5 pm
Passover                               Apr 5,6,8,9  10 am - 7 pm
Extended Passover hours Apr 7  10 am - 9 pm
Passover Second Holiday Eve
Apr 10  Free entrance for all 10 am - 2 pm
Israel's 67th Independence Day          Apr  23  10 am - 9 pm

  • Free Entrance for Children

In all days in which the Museum offers free entrance for children, the age includes up to age 17, excluding groups, and not including Big Bambú, additional performances, and workshops.

Free entrance for children throughout the year on Tues and Sat courtesy of the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum and David and Inez Myers, Cleveland, Ohio.

Free entrance for children on Purim, Mar 5, courtesy of an anonymous friend.

Passover Apr 5-11 Free admission for children throughout Passover courtesy of Sandy Batkin, in memory of his wife, Ruth Batkin.

  • Free Entrance for All

Passover Second Holiday Eve                      Fri Apr 10               10 am - 2 pm 
Israel's 67th Independence Day     Thur Apr  23               10 am - 9 pm

Free entrance to the public on Israel's 67th Independence Day is courtesy of Joyce and Edward Strauss.

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 

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Museum Shop

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

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Restaurants and Cafés

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 
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Chic Café
Open Sun Mon Wed Thurs 8 am - 5 pm; Tues 8 am - 6 pm; Fri 8 am - 2:00 pm, Sat 8 am - 5 pm
Cafe Tel: 02-633-2555 email:

Ticho House

Please note: Ticho House is closed for an extensive renovation project 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>>