Art, archaeology, a memorial and reflections on Jerusalem's beginnings comprise some of the most interesting museums in the land.


The Israel Museum – Celebrating 50 years in 2015, the Israel Museum ranks among the world's leading art and archaeology museums. It houses encyclopedic collections in its Archaeology, Fine Arts and Jewish Art and Life wings. This museum has the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. 

Yad Vashem – A living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past. Used as an intergenerational and international meeting place, the museum is the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust.

The Tower of David Museum – Located in the medieval citadel known as the Tower of David, this museum is near the Jaffa Gate. Its exhibits detail the major events in Jerusalem's history from the second millennium BCE until the city became the capital of the State of Israel. The permanent exhibit includes explanations in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

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