The Israel Museum – Jerusalem
Second Temple of Jerusalem Model
This detailed 1:50 scale model, covering nearly one acre, recreates the topography and architecture of ancient Jerusalem at its peak in 66 CE, shortly before its destruction by the Romans One of the city’s cultural landmarks, the model vi/as originally built in the 1960’s at the Holyland Hotel.
in 2006 it was restored and transferred to the Israel Museum campus.
Here it provides a three-dimensional contextual illustration for the period documented by the Dead Sea Scrolls, when Rabbinic Judaism took shape and Christianity vi/as born. It also makes a striking visual connection to the Shrine of the Book and to the nearby Knesset, the National Library, and the Supreme Court, symbols of modern Peevish statehood.
The Israel Museum Jerusalem Model
In the summer of 2010, Israel Museum completed a comprehensive upgrade of its 20-acre campus, adding New galleries, facilities, and public spaces and transforming its three collection wing. Preserving the spirit of the original design by Alfred Mansfeld and Dora Gad, the renewal led by James Carpenter Design Associates of New York and Efrat-Kowalsky Architects of Tel Aviv is designed to enhance visitor experience of the Museum´s unique collections, architecture, and setting.
The Israel Museum, the largest cultural institution in Israel, houses encyclopedic
collections of works dating from prehistory to the present day in Archaeology, the Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life.
Since opening in 1965 the Israel Museum has built a collection of nearly
500,000 objects representing the full scope of artistic creativity and world material culture.
The galleries at the top of the campus contain permanent displays from the collections as well as temporary exhibitions. In addition, the museums offer its local and international visitors a dynamic Youth Wing, a serene Art Garden,
and the Shrine of the Book, home to the 2,000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls
Israel Museum Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu 10:00-17:00;
Tues 16:00 – 21:00;
Fri and holiday eves 10:00–14:00;
Sat and holidays 10:00-17:00
Please note the Museum is closed on Tuesday mornings – except during the month of August
Public Tours Please contact for Details
Guided Tours Please contact for Details
Gallery Restaurant & Café Israel Museum Shop and Cafe
Education Israel Museum Isidore and Anne Falk Information Center for Jewish Art and Life By appointment only Tel. +972-2-677-1304 Israeli Art Information Center Study room adjacent to the Library – By appointment only Tel. +972-270-8018
Research Services Israel Museum Dorot Foundation Dead Sea Scrolls Information and Study Center, in Memory of Joy Gottesman Ungerleider – Closed to the public; reopening to be announced on the Museums website For further information, call +972-2-6332564