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Rockefeller Archaeological Museum
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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 archaeologists 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

To the exhibition website:

West Meets East: The Story of the Rockefeller Museum >>

To the Rockefeller Museum collections >>


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. 3,  and 51

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.


Mailing Address
The Rockefeller Museum
c/o The Israel Museum
POB 71117
91710 Jerusalem 


Telephone for groups:
02 670-8074

02 670-8063