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.
New! 48 historical black-and-white photographs of archaeological sites which have recently been added to the permanent exhibition. The photographs document the pioneering archeologists’ extensive work throughout the country in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Valley of the Caves, Carmel Mountain, 1940's, © photo Israel Antiquities Authority
West Meets East: The Story of the Rockefeller Museum
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Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am - 3 pm
Sat 10 am - 2 pm
Closed on Tues, Fri, and holiday eves
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
Entrance is free of charge.
Parking is available only on Saturday.
Visitors are advised to wear warm clothing in the winter because the Museum is not heated.
The Rockefeller Museum
c/o The Israel Museum
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