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Guided Tours Department

Guided Tours Department

The Museum's Guided Tours Department offers a broad range of tours of the Museum's galleries, including tours of rotating and permanent exhibitions.

Groups of visitors to the Museum are frequently seen crowded around a work of art, engaged in lively conversation with their tour guides. Groups may consist of children, soldiers, students, or families. With an eye toward the target audience, guides supplement tours with creative materials and implements, stories, riddles, challenges, and even theatrical productions, with the intention of strengthening the visitors' direct connection to the original works of art. Experts in the fields of art and archaeology, the Youth Wing's guides lend professional and personal breadth to the guiding experience. Their guiding is not limited to bridging the gap between visitors and displays – it also strives to stimulate critical and creative discussion of topics pertaining to the connections between culture, art, and society.

Some 40,000 visitors of all ages and from every sector of society participate in some 2,000 tours annually.

The Israel Museum offers free public tours with Museum admission, and does not require tickets or reservations.

We also offer guided tours for schools and private groups led by trained Museum educators and volunteers.   | Tel 972-2-6708884

The guided tours are held in the permanent and  temporary exhibitions. Advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups regardless of size. We offer guided tours in Hebrew, Arabic, English, French, Russian.

Museum educators and trained volunteers engage the visitors in lively, inquiry-based conversations that encourage important skills like critical thinking and evidence-based reasoning. We tailor our programs to fit the needs, abilities, and interests of people of all ages.

Visit Schedule
Guided tours last 120 minutes or less.
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thur  10 am - 5 pm    
Tues 4  pm - 9 pm   
Fri and Holiday Eves 10 am - 2 pm    

Group Size
no fewer than 2 persons and no more than30
Fee (entrance ticket included)
Children : 30 nis. per person
Adults: 64 nis. per person
Minimum fee for group:  640 nis.

Dita and Paul Morawetz Curator of Guided Tours
Flavia Lwow