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Visitors` Information and Services
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We wish you a pleasurable visit and invite you to experience the new and renewed beauty of our completed campus and our full program of exhibitions and activities.

For Museum information call: 02-6708811
Or contact:
[email protected]

Location and TransportationDetails and map

Map of the Museum - See map

Museum Hours –  Details

Buy tickets online 
Ticket prices, terms, and conditions

Discount tickets are available only at the box office (not online) for children and youth, students, seniors, disabled visitors, IDF soldiers in uniform, National Service, repeat visits within three months, holders of Leumi cards, and Jerusalem residents.

מלתחהCloakroom and Folding Chairs
A cloakroom and folding chairs are available at the end of the Route of Passage, next to the elevators. Please inquire at the Information Desk. 

נגישות לנכיםWheelchairs and disabled access 
Wheelchairs are available in the Entrance Pavilion. Please inquire at the Information Desk for details.
Much of the Israel Museum is wheelchair-accessible, and an ongoing renovation program continues to improve access for the disabled. Wheelchair-accessible places include the entrance pavilion,  the Shrine of the Book, and the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period. 

Accessibility map of the campus - download Pdf.

חניה לאפניים Bicycle Parking 
Available in the entrance plaza of the Museum

מדריך קוליAudioguides
Audioguides in selected languages are available in the Entrance Pavilion and are included in the Museum entrance fee.  
See information on guided tours

Long-barreled firearms are not permitted in the Museum.

Lockers are available in the Entrance Pavilion. Please inquire at the Information Desk for details.

Cabs The Moniot Rehavia cab company provides service to stations near the Museum's Entrance Pavillion. To summon a cab, please call Moniot Rehavia at 02-6222444 or 02-6254444. In accordance with law, fees within the city are determined by meter. Watch the site for pending information regarding intercity fees and service.


Modern - The restaurant is designed in Early Modernist style. Adjoining a plaza and overlooking the Valley of the Cross, the Modern specializes in producing private and business events.

Modern offers Contemporary-Jerusalem cuisine and a rich collection of quality wines. 

Israel Rabbinate certified Kosher; meat


Open: Sun, Mon, Wed,Thurs from 11:30 am - 5 pm; Tues 11:30 am - 11 pm;
Fri 11:30 am until two hours before Shabbat begins 

Dining in the restaurant does not require purchase of an admissions ticket to the Museum | Members and Friends of the Israel Museum are entitled to a 10% discount

Parking is free and the restaurant is accessible to all. 

Restaurant: Tel. 02-6480862;
To arrange special events: 054-7788558; 054-3040279; [email protected] 

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Mansfeld - The Museum's dairy cafes are named after Al Mansfeld, the first architect of the Israel Museum and winner of the Israel Prize for Architecture for his design of the Museum. The cafe's rich menu includes home-baked goods, cakes, sandwiches, salads, and hot dishes.
Open: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 8 am - 5 pm | Tues 8 am - 9 pm | Fri 8 am - 2 pm.

Kosher under the supervision of the Jerusalem Rabbinate. Dining in the cafe does not require purchase of an admissions ticket to the Museum. The cafe is accessible to all and parking is free. The cafe is suited to hosting private events. 

Museum members and Friends of the Israel Museum are entitled to a 10% discount.

Tel.: 02-5636280; Fax: 02-56183990; To arrange private events, call 054-8847133

email: [email protected]
Mansfeld Website


Chic Cafe
is a dairy cafe located at the entrance to the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Model. The menu includes fine coffee and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads (soups in the winter), cakes, ice cream, and snacks. 
Open daily 8 am - 5 pm; Tuesdays 8 am - 7 pm; Fridays 8 am - 2:30 pm

10% discount for Museum and IFIM members, Museum admission ticket not needed to enter the cafe; free parking; wheelchair accessible
Cafe Tel: 02-6332555 email: [email protected]
חנויות המוזיאוןMuseum Shop and Cafe
Both the Museum Shop and the Cafe in the Entrance Pavilion are accessible from the street and do not require entrance fee to the Museum. The Museum's shop and cafe are open during its regular hours, and also during the day on Tuesday.
Shop Telephone 02-

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אבידות ומציאותLost and Found: Call Security Dept. Tel. 02-670-8839 (from 8 am to 3 pm)










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