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Accessibility

We strive to make the Museum as accessible as possible for disabled visitors
  • Marked handicapped parking is available near the main entrance to the Museum, and the Second Temple Model.
  • An audio system for the hearing-impaired is available at ticket counters.
  • Counters are wheelchair accessible.
  • Discounts on admission to holders of a disabled identification card.
  • Discounts on admission to wheelchair users (admission is free to an escort).
  • Free admission to blind and visually impaired visitors and their escort.
The Campus
  • Entrance to the Museum and interior passages are wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs and lockers are available in the entrance pavilion.
  • A cloakroom and folding chairs are available near the elevators.
  • A transit vehicle for four is available to those who have difficulty walking through the Route of Passage.
  • Elevators, stair lifts, and ramps are available in the various galleries (* there is no Shabbat elevator)
  • Museum’s restaurants and shops are wheelchair accessible.
  • Maps in various languages are available (details at the Information Desk).
  • Wheelchair accessible stalls are available in rest rooms.
Art Garden
* The Art Garden is inaccessible to wheelchair users (observation points overlook the garden).
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Events All of Today's Events

Guided Tours

Temporary Exhibitions

Guided Tours

Ai Weiwei Maybe, Maybe Not

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Opening Hours

Hanukkah
19.12 Tues, 10 am - 9 pm
13-19.12 Free entrance for children under 18 in memory  of Bessie rose Guberman, Canada

Free entrance for soldiers doing compulsory military service and for those doing National Service, courtesy of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum

Free entrance for children under 18 (excluding groups and workshops) on Tues and Sat thoughout the year, courtesy of the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum and David and Inez Myers, Cleveland, Ohio

Rockefeller Museum is closed on Tues, Fri, and Holiday Eves
Ticho House is closed on Saturdays

 

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Locations

Ticho House
Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs 10 am – 5 pm
Wed 10 am – 9 pm
Fri and Holiday Eves 10 am – 2 pm
Sat closed.
10 HaRav Agan Street
Tel: 645 3746,
ticho@imj.org.il
Rockefeller Museum
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am – 3 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm
Closed Tues, Fri and Holiday Eves
27 Sultan Suleiman St.
Tel: 628 2251
fawziib@imj.org.il
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Campus Map

Museum Gallery Map
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Directions and Transportation

Find Us
The Israel Museum is located in Jerusalem on 11 Ruppin Boulevard, Hakyria, near the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
POB 71117
Jerusalem, 9171002
Israel
Tel: 972-2-670-8811
Fax: 972-2-677-1332
Transportation
By Bus
Bus lines: 7, 9, 14, 35, 66
Direct from Tel Aviv, line 100 from Shapirim Junction Parking
Information and schedules »
or dial Kol Kav *8787
By Car
Parking for cars and bicycles outside the Museum
GPS - Avraham Granot Street
WAZE - Israel Museum
Parking available for Museum visitors. Limited number of parking spaces.
Museum visitors are requested to retain entrance tickets, or receipts from Museum stores, or restaurants for presentation at the exit booth of the parking lot.
Ticho House
10 HaRav Agan Street, Jerusalem
Free entrance 
Tel: 02 645-3746 
email: ticho@imj.org.il
The Rockefeller Museum
POB 71117
91710 Jerusalem 
email: fawziib@imj.org.il
Tel: for groups: 02 670-8074
Fax: 02 670-8063
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Dining

Modern
Modern, the Museum's kosher meat restaurant, is designed in an early modernist style. It offers contemporary Jerusalem cuisine and a rich collection of quality wines. Adjoining a plaza and overlooking the Valley of the Cross, this restaurant specializes in hosting private and business events. 
Modern is kosher meat, under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem. Dining in the restaurant does not require purchase of an admissions ticket to the Museum. Museum members and Friends of the Israel Museum are entitled to a 10% discount. 
Parking is free and the restaurant is accessible to all. 
Open: Sun, Mon, Wed,Thurs from 11:30 am - 5 pm, Tues 11:30 am - 11 pm, Fri 10 am - 2 pm 
For inquiries: 02 648-0862.
To arrange events: 054-778-8558; 054-304-0279; events@modern.co.il 
See Modern's website »
 

Mansfeld
Mansfeld, the Museum's dairy cafés, 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 café's rich menu includes home-baked goods, cakes, sandwiches, salads and hot dishes. The café is suitable for hosting private events.
Mansfeld is kosher dairy under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem. 
Dining in the café does not require purchase of an admissions ticket to the Museum. Museum members and Friends of the Israel Museum are entitled to a 10% discount. 
Parking is free and the restaurant is accessible to all. 
Open: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 8 am - 5 pm | Tues 8 am - 9 pm | Fri 8 am - 2 pm. 
For inquiries: 02 563-6280; Fax: 02 561-8399; cafe@mansfeld.co.il
To arrange events: 054-884-7133 or 050-997-8800
See Mansfeld's website »
 


Chic Café
Chic Café is a dairy café 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. 
Dining in the café does not require purchase of an admissions ticket to the Museum. Museum members and Friends of the Israel Museum are entitled to a 10% discount. 
Parking is free and the restaurant is accessible to all. 
Open Sun Mon Wed Thurs 8 am - 5 pm; Tues 8 am - 6 pm; Fri 8 am - 2 pm, Sat 8 am - 5 pm 
Cafe Tel: 02 633-2555, yossi.stark@gmail.com
 

Anna Italian Café 

Ticho House
10 HaRav Agan Street
Sun – Thurs 1 pm – 11pm 
Fri 12 pm – 3pm 
Kosher dairy, Jerusalem Rabbinate 
Tel: 02 543-4144 
host@annarest.co.il

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Services

Museum Information
Please feel free to contact Museum Information with any questions.
Tel: 02 670-8811 info@imj.org.il
Cloakroom 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.
Wheelchairs 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. Download the PDF accessibility map of the campus. Accessibility in the Museum »
Parking
Parking available for Museum visitors. Limited number of parking spaces. Museum visitors are requested to retain entrance tickets, or receipts from Museum stores or restaurants for presentation at the exit booth of the parking lot. Bicycle parking Available in the entrance plaza of the Museum
Audio guides
Audio guides for some permanent exhibitions in selected languages are included in the Museum entrance fee and are available at the Entrance Pavilion. The exhibitions include: The Shrine of the Book, the Second Temple Model and the Art Garden. Audio guides are also appropriate for hearing impaired visitors.
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Museum Stores

Shop online

We are committed to bringing you the best that Israel has to offer. Whether you’re looking for exquisite jewelry made with materials unique to Israel, organic farm-fresh preserves, world-renowned Dead Sea skincare or home décor from internally acclaimed Israeli artists, we’ll send it to you straight from Israel.

Go Shopping »

Take the Museum experience home with you

Everyone buys gifts, but only at the Israel Museum shops do they come with a story. Each story reveals a new, and exciting world - all inspired by from the vast and unique collections of the Museum, from both the permanent exhibitions and special exhibitions. Discover the story behind specially-produced articles to make your your Museum experience linger on.

* Special benefits and discounts for Museum Members and an additional 10% discount on all products.

Be inspired
Discover items inspired by the Shrine of the Book, the Ahava (Love) sculpture from the Art Garden, a wide range of Judaica items; Hanukkah menorahs, wine cups, candlesticks, and more. Choose from the many children's products, as well as the exclusive and distinctive jewelry created by top Israeli and international designers.
Museum Stores
The three stores are located: at the entrance to the Second Temple Model, on the central cardo of the Museum opposite the Bella and Harry Wexner Gallery, and the main store in the entrance pavilion. No entrance fee required to the main store and parking is free!
Israel Museum Products, Ltd.
Israel Museum Products, Ltd. is an Israel Museum commercial corporation which operates three stores on the Museum campus. The company holds exclusive rights to create products for the Israel Museum inspired by the Museum's collection of unique items and temporary exhibitions. The company is committed to the inclusion of disadvantaged sectors, both in its stores and among workers involved in the product development and manufacture, in cooperation with various foundations and the Ministry of Economy and Industry. Special benefits and discounts for Museum Members and an additional 10% discount on all products.
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Members

Become a Member
For annual Membership fees »
Sign up online »
Benifits, discounts and special activities
Check the Member's Page for ongoing Membership benefits: exhibitions pre-openings just for members, special lectures, guided tours in the Museum and at other cultural institutions, discounts and more.
Give a Museum Membership to those you love - the gift that people love to get.
Purchase a membership for a friend and gain an additional month on your own membership for free. Please call for more details Tel: 02 670-8855
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Tickets

Buy Tickets

Purchase tickets online to the Museum and events Full-cost tickets may be purchased online or at the box office. Please note that discount tickets for children and youth, students, seniors, disabled visitors, IDF soldiers, National Service personnel, repeat visits within three months, and Jerusalem Resident cardholders are available only at the box office.
Free admission in August

Free admission for children until the age of 17 on Tuesdays and Saturdays (not for groups and does not include performances and workshops)

Tickets

NIS

Adults

 54

Students

 39

Children and teens (aged 5 to 17)  Free on Tues and Sat  (except groups and workshops)

 27

Senior Citizen (Upon presentation of official Israeli Ezrach Vatik or International ID)
(Cannot be purchased online)

 27

Disabled

 27

Soldier / National Service (Upon presentation of suitable ID)

Free

Repeat Visit (within 3 months) (No double discounts)

 27

Jerusalem Resident Cardholder

 46

Leumi 1+1 cardholders, Discount on tickets purchased in advance on the Leumi Card website, (No double discounts)
Isracard customers 50% discount, Code must be downloaded from the Isracard app/site, (No double discounts)

Please note: Tickets to the Museum are valid for two years from the date of purchase.
For information about special cultural events and purchasing tickets online »
Free audio guide for hearing impaired visitors included with all tickets. Group visits for people with special needs »

Terms and conditions
  • Tickets may be purchased online only at full cost for adults
  • Collection of tickets is conditional upon presentation of the credit card used to purchase the tickets
  • A ticket is valid until the stub is torn from the ticket or until the bar code is scanned at the entrance to the Museum
  • A ticket is valid only for one admission and one reentry on the day of the visit
  • There are no multiple discounts
  • Admission tickets to the Museum do not include admission to events, performances, or workshops to which additional fees are charged
  • Possession of an admission ticket only permits the visitor to enter the Museum campus 
  • Tickets may be collected at the ticket office or at automated ticket vendors, located at the Museum Entrance Pavilion

Staff List

 

Senior Staff

Deputy Director and Acting Director

Ayelet Shiloh Tamir

02-670-8889

Tamar and Teddy Kollek, Chief Curator of Archaeology

Dr. Haim Gitler

02-670-8812

Chief Curator, Jewish Art and Life

Daisy Raccah-Djivre

02-670-8844

Yulla and Jacques Lipchitz, Chief Curator of Fine Arts

Mira Lapidot

02-670-8987

Head of the Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education

Dr. Eli Bruderman

02-677-1355

Head of Curatorial Services

Tania Coen-Uzzielli

02-677-1356

Deputy Director for Development and International Relations

Laura Gilinski

02-670-8098

Special Professional Consultant to the Finance Department

Daniel Mimran

02-670-8828

Head of Human Resources

Dvora Feinstein

02-670-8956

 

Senior Administrative Support

Company Secretary

Yael Shinar

02-670-8889

Executive Assistant to the Director

Chandi Medad

02-670-8801

 

Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Archaeology Wing

Tamar and Teddy Kollek Chief Curator
Curator of Numismatics

Dr. Haim Gitler

02-670-8812

Assistant to the Chief Curator

Tali Sharvit

02-670-8830

Curator of Chalcolithic and  Bronze Age Periods

Nurith Goshen

02-670-8829

Frieder Burda Curator of Iron Age and Persian Periods

Dr. Eran Arie

02-670-8877

Senior Curator of Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Periods

David Mevorah

02-670-8816

Associate Curator of Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Periods

Rachel Caine Kreinin

02-670-8816

Senior Curator of Islamic Art and Archaeology

Naama Brosh

02-670-8834

Associate Curator of Numismatics

Yaniv Schauer

02-670-8831

Curator of Ancient Glass

Natasha Katsnelson

02-670-8830

Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Curator of Egyptian Archaeology

Dr. Shirly Ben-Dor Evian

02-670-8934

Ilse Katz Leibholz Curator of Prehistoric Cultures

Ahiad Ovadia

02-670-8821

Rodney E. Soher Curator of Western Asiatic Antiquities

Laura A. Peri

02-670-8856

Rodney E. Soher Curator of Classical Archaeology

Galit Bennett-Dahan

02-670-8849

Lizbeth and George Krupp Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls
and Head of the Shrine of the Book

Dr. Adolfo Roitman

02-633-2568

Curator, Shrine of the Book

Hagit Maoz

02-633-2565

Curator of the Rockefeller Museum

Fawzi Ibrahim

02-627-1926

Registrar

Bella Gershovich

02-670-8885

Senior Editor of English Publications

Nancy Benovitz

02-670-8833

Coordinator

Alison Ashenberg

02-670-8937

Coordinator, Shrine of the Book

Rotem Arieli

02-633-2569

Project Management Officer

Matan-El Shukrun

02-670-8885

 

Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and Life

Chief Curator, Curator, Skirball Department of Judaica

Daisy Raccah-Djivre

02-670-8844

Assistant to the Chief Curator

Miki Joelson

02-677-1329

Senior Curator, Julia and Leo Forchheimer Department of Jewish Ethnography

No'am Bar'am-Ben Yossef

02-670-8016

Senior Curator, Skirball Department of Judaica

Dr. Rachel Sarfati

02-670-8819

Curator

Sharon Weiser-Ferguson

02-670-8802

Associate Curator

Efrat Assaf-Shapira

02-670-8986

Anna Nizza Caplan, Associate Curator

annani@imj.org.il

02-677-1329

Storage and Collection Manager

Gioia Perugia

02-670-8978

Project Management Officer

Chen Tuvia Mellul

02-670-8844

Archive Officer, Isidore and Anne Falk Information Center

Revital Hovav

02-677-1304

Database Coordinator, Isidore and Anne Falk Information Center

Alona Farber

02-677-1311

 

Edmond and Lily Safra Fine Arts Wing

Yulla and Jacques Lipchitz Chief Curator. Acting Landeau Family
Curator of Contemporary Art

Mira Lapidot

02-670-8987

Assistant to the Chief Curator

Shua Ben-Ari

02-677-1352

Senior Curator and Head of the David Orgler Department of Israeli Art

Dr. Amitai Mendelsohn

02-670-8841

Curator, David Orgler Department of Israeli Art

Aya Miron

02-670-8841

Hans Dichand Senior Curator of European Art

Shlomit Steinberg

02-670-8989

David Rockefeller Senior Curator, Stella Fischbach
Department of Modern Art

Dr. Adina Kamien-Kazhdan

02-670-8014

Associate Curator, Stella Fischbach Department of Modern Art

Efrat Aharon

02-670-8047

Associate Curator, Stella Fischbach Department of Modern Art

Noga Eliash-Zalmanovich

02-670-8971

Michael Bromberg Head Curator, Ruth and Joseph Bromberg
Department of Prints and Drawings

Tanya Sirakovich

02-670-8969

Curator, Ruth and Joseph Bromberg Department of Prints and Drawings

Ronit Sorek

02-670-8853

Curator of the Norman Bier Section for Maps of the Holy Land 
Department of Prints and Drawings

Ariel Tishby

02-670-8921

Associate Curator, Ruth and Joseph Bromberg
Department of Prints and Drawings

Nirit Sharon Debel

02-670-8065

Horace and Grace Goldsmith Curator, Noel and
Harriette Levine Department of Photography

Dr. Noam Gal

02-677-1335

Associate Curator, Section for Photographic Estates

Yudit Caplan

02-670-8843

Curator of Interdisciplinary Art

Talia Amar

02-670-8894

Curator, Department of Design and Architecture

Dan Handel

02-670-8882

Associate Curator, Department of Design and Architecture

Osnat Sirkin

02-670-8882

Curator, Marcel Lorber Department of Asian Art

Miriam Malachi

02-670-8840

Benjamin Weiss Senior Curator, Art of the Americas

Yvonne Fleitman

02-670-8015

Senior Curator, Arts of Africa and Oceania

Dorit Shafir

02-670-8955

Curator of Ticho House

Timna Seligman

02-670-8913

Head of Information Center for Israeli Art

Dr. Allison Kupietzky

02-670-8018

Project Management Officer

Daniel Galperin

02-670-8990

Coordinator

Natalie Lalouch

02-670-8987

 

Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education

Head of the Ruth Youth Wing and Head of Exhibitions

Dr. Eli Bruderman

02-677-1355

Assistant to the Chief Curator

Liora Vogelman

02-677-1336

Coordinator

Naama Drori

02-670-8052

Administrative Director

Nava Shwartz

02-670-8068

Senior Curator of Art Courses

Eldad Shaaltiel

02-670-8961

Senior Curator of the Resnick Art Education Training Center

Lihi Sapir

02-670-8860

Dita and Paul Morawetz Curator of Guided Tours

Flavia Lwow

02-677-1305

Head of Educational Programs and Events

Daniella Shalev

02-677-1373

Associate Curator Educational Programs and Events

Lena Charash-Zehavi

02-677-1302

Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Project Management Officer

Smadar Gafni

02-670-8825

Associate Curator of the Feinstein Recycling Room

Telma Schultz

02-670-8963

Associate Curator of Illustrated Children's Books

Orna Granot

02-670-8952

Associate Curator for Museum Education

Delila Hizmi

02-670-8964

Curator for Museum Education

Ella Regev

02-670-8053

Associate Curator for Museum Education

Ella Cohen

02-670-8053

Nordmann Family Associate Curator of Educational Projects

Dr. Kobi Ben-Meir

02-670-8033

Associate Curator for People with Special Needs

Timnah Shahar

02-677-1379

Coordinator of Guided Tours in Arabic

Melhem Bader

02-670-8036

Coordinator of Guided Tours

Emilia Vid

02-670-8884

Coordinator of Guided Tours

Nava Churchman

02-670-8805

 

Curatorial Services

Head of Curatorial Services Curator, Jewish Art and Life

Tania Coen-Uzzielli

02-677-1356

Project Management Officer

Liat Benzguida

02-677-1357

Designer and Deputy to the Head of Publications

Yael Bamberger

02-670-8892

Senior Editor of English Publications

Anna Barber

02-670-8981

Senior Editor of Hebrew Publications

Tami Michaeli

02-670-8979

Chief Designer

Oren Sagiv

02-670-8983

Head of Technical Services

Yaniv Cohen

02-670-8898

PMO, Technical Services

Artur Avakov

02-670-8908

Head of Audiovisual Department

Menahem Amin

02-670-8879

Head of Restoration Laboratories

Sharon Tager

02-670-8881

Head of Paper Conservation Laboratory

Michael Maggen

02-670-8808

Head of Object Conservation Laboratory

Andrei Vainer

02-670-8810

Acting Head of Chemistry Laboratory

Irit Lev-Beit

02-670-8817

Head of Painting Conservation Laboratory

Ghiora Elon

02-677-1380

Head of Photography

Elie Posner

02-670-8931

Image Resources and Copyright Management

Rachel Laufer

02-670-8064

Registrar

Bareket Mann

02-670-8030

Special Projects, Office of the Registrar

Daphna Lapidot

02-677-1301

Head of Traveling Exhibitions

Sivan Eran-Levian

02-677-1317

Exhibition Budget and Insurance Officer

Dalia Angel

02-670-8897

Head of Shipping and Loans

Henk van Doornik

02-677-1316

PMO, Shipping and Loans

Tal Elispur

02-670-8031

Collections Database Manager

Dr. Allison Kupietzky

02-670-8928

 

Library

Nina Abrams Chief Librarian

Vicky Leiderman

02-670-1306

 

Development and International Relations

Deputy Director for Development and International Relations

Laura Gilinski

02-670-8098

Director, Israeli Friends

Lea Rotstein

02-670-8815

Coordinator, Donor Relations and Head of Special Projects

Susan Strul

02-670-8917

Coordinator, Special Programs and Events

Judith Amselem

02-670-8861

Coordinator, Donor Relations

Carina Auerbach-Hod

02-670-8890

Development Officer

Linda Ivri

02-670-8899

Assistant to the Deputy Director

Yvette Nahmia-Messinas

02-670-8098

 

Administration and Finance

Deputy Director

Ayelet Shiloh Tamir

02-670-8889

Chief Building Officer

Dalia Lazar

02-670-8909

Head of Special Events

Neta Cohen

02-670-8895

Special Professional Consultant to the Finance Department

Daniel Mimran

02-670-8828

Comptroller

Yair Lev

02-677-1372

Budget Officer

Sonia Gurtovnik

02-670-8944

Head of Human Resources

Dvora Feinstein

02-670-8956

Deputy Head of Human Resources

Sigalit Sapir

02-670-8957

Head of Salary Section

Silvana Ala

02-670-8848

Chief Security and Contingency Officer

Oded Rahamim

02-670-8839

Head of Building and Maintenance

Itzike Esterkin

02-670-8851

Head of Logistics and Purchasing

Avigdor Nadav

02-670-8941

Head of Museum Archives

Tamar Soffer

02-670-8037

 

Marketing and Public Relations

Head of Marketing

Ran Lior

02-677-1323

Spokesperson

Rachel Schechter

02-670-8935

Foreign Press Officer

Michal Marmary

054- 6610602

Curator of New Media and Head of Internet Office

Dr. Susan Hazan

02-670-8066

Advertising Coordinator

Sima Sayag

02-670-8868

Head of Visitor Services

Suzy Gabison

02-670-8888

Head of Membership

Natalia Koval

02-670-8855

Marketing Coordinator

Lital Vilensky

02-670-8074

Sales Manager

Roni Peled

02-670-8824

 

Computer and Information Systems

Chief Information Officer

Moti Dozeto

02-670-8028

Technical Manager and User Support

Arik Mordechai

02-670-8836

 

The Israel Museum Volunteers Association

Director

Nora Brodet (Volunteer)

02-670-8925

Coordinator

Ditza Leavy

02-670-8925

 

Israel Museum Products, Ltd.

General Manager

Mor Kalev

02-670-8977

 

Comptroller

Ayala Vardi (CPA)

02-670-8804