The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, situated in a magnificent white limestone edifice in East Jerusalem, houses the extraordinary collection of antiquities unearthed in excavations conducted in the country mainly during the time of the British Mandate (1919-1948). The Museum was opened in 1938.
The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum contains thousands of artifacts arranged in chronological order, ranging from prehistoric times to the Ottoman period, including a 9,000-year old statue from Jericho, gold jewelry from the Bronze Age, and much more. The story of the Rockefeller Museum is told in a richly illustrated booklet, published in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.
Visitors are advised to wear warm clothing in the winter because the Museum is not heated!
West Meets East: The Story of the Rockefeller Museum
To the exhibition website:
West Meets East: The Story of the Rockefeller Museum > > >
The Rockefeller Museum is open on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Museum is located at 27 Sultan Suleiman Street (just outside the Old City Wall, near Herod's Gate - a short ride from the Jerusalem Municipality)
Buses 1 and 2
Parking available only on Shabbat!
The Rockefeller Museum
c/o The Israel Museum
Telephone for groups only: