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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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Guided Tours


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Opening Hours

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

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

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


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Ticho House

Sun to Thurs 12 pm - 8 pm
Fri and holiday eves 10 am - 2 pm
​Sat closed

10 HaRav Agan Street
Tel: 645 3746,

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

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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
Tel: 972-2-670-8811
Fax: 972-2-677-1332
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 
The Rockefeller Museum
POB 71117
91710 Jerusalem 
Tel: for groups: 02 670-8074
Fax: 02 670-8063
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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; 
See Modern's website »

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;
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,


Anna Italian Café 

Ticho House
10 HaRav Agan Street
Sun – Thurs 9 am – 11 pm 
Fri 9 am – 3 pm 
Kosher dairy, Jerusalem Rabbinate 
Tel: 02 543-4144

Anna Italian Café »

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Museum Information
Please feel free to contact Museum Information with any questions.
Tel: 02 670-8811
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 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.

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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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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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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.







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


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


Senior Citizen (Upon presentation of official Senior Citizen International ID)
(Cannot be purchased online)




Soldier / National Service (Upon presentation of suitable ID)


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


Free admission for children (aged 5 to 17) throughout August (does not apply to groups and does not include performances and workshops)


Leumi 1+1 cardholders, Discount on tickets purchased in advance on the Leumi Card website, (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.

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

Museum Staff

Executive Staff

Assistant to the Director and Chairman of the Board for Special Affairs, Company SecretaryYael Shinar02-670-8801
Curatorial Content CoordinatorNeta Peretz02-670-8035

Senior Executive Staff

Anne and Jerome Fisher DirectorProf. Ido Bruno02-670-8801
Deputy DirectorYoav Mark02-670-8889
Tamar and Teddy Kollek, Chief Curator of ArchaeologyDr. Haim Gitler02-670-8812
Chief Curator, Jewish Art and LifeDaisy Raccah-Djivre02-670-8844
Yulla and Jacques Lipchitz, Chief Curator of Fine ArtsMira Lapidot02-670-8987
Acting Head of the Ruth Youth Wing for Art EducationEldad Shaltiel02-677-1355
Acting Director for Development and International RelationsSusan Strul02-670-8861
Head of Finance DepartmentSharon Erez02-670-8828
Head of Human ResourcesDganit Israeli02-670-8956

Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Archaeology Wing

Tamar and Teddy Kollek Chief Curator of Archaeology; Curator of NumismaticsDr. Haim Gitler02-670-8812
Assistant to the Chief Curator of ArchaeologyTali Sharvit02-670-8830
Ilse Katz Leibholz Curator of Prehistoric CulturesAhiad Ovadia02-670-8821
Curator of Chalcolithic and Bronze Age PeriodArchaeologyNurith Goshen02-670-8829
Frieder Burda Curator of Iron Age and Persian PeriodsDr. Eran Arie02-670-8877
Senior Curator of Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine PeriodsDavid Mevorah02-670-8816
Associate Curator of Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine PeriodsRachel Caine Kreinin02-670-8816
Curator of Islamic Art and ArchaeologyLiza Lurie02-670-8834
Associate Curator of NumismaticsYaniv Schauer02-670-8831
Curator of Ancient GlassDr. Ruth Jackson-Tal02-670-8830
Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Curator of Egyptian ArchaeologyDr. Shirly Ben Dor Evian02-670-8934
Rodney E. Soher Curator of Classical ArchaeologyGalit Bennett-Dahan02-670-8849
Lizbeth and George Krupp Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Head of the Shrine of the BookDr. Adolfo Roitman02-633-2568
Curator, Shrine of the BookHagit Maoz02-633-2565
Curator of the Rockefeller MuseumFawzi Ibrahim02-627-1926
RegistrarBella Gershovich02-670-8885
Senior Editor of English PublicationsNancy Benovitz02-670-8833
CoordinatorAlison Ashenberg02-670-8937
Coordinator, Shrine of the BookRotem Arieli02-633-2569
Project Management OfficerMatan-El Shukrun02-670-8885
Executive Administrative AssistantRonit Selig02-670-8812

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

Chief Curator, Curator, Skirball Department of JudaicaDaisy Raccah-Djivre02-670-8844
Assistant to the Chief CuratorMiki Joelson02-677-1329
Senior Curator, Julia and Leo Forchheimer Department of Jewish EthnographyNo'am Bar'am-Ben Yossef02-670-8016
Senior Curator, Skirball Department of JudaicaDr. Rachel Sarfati02-670-8819
CuratorSharon Weiser-Ferguson02-670-8802
Associate CuratorEfrat Assaf-Shapira02-670-8986
Associate CuratorAnna Nizza Caplan
Storage and Collection ManagerGioia Perugia02-670-8978
Project Management OfficerChen Tuvia Mellul02-670-8844
Archive Officer, Isidore and Anne Falk Information CenterRevital Hovav02-677-1304
Database Coordinator, Isidore and Anne Falk Information CenterAlona Farber02-677-1311

Edmond and Lily Safra Fine Arts Wing

Yulla and Jacques Lipchitz Chief Curator. Acting Landeau Family; Curator of Contemporary ArtMira Lapidot02-670-8987
Assistant to the Chief CuratorShua Ben-Ari02-677-1352
Senior Curator and Head of the David Orgler Department of Israeli ArtDr. Amitai Mendelsohn02-670-8841
Curator, David Orgler Department of Israeli ArtAya Miron02-670-8841
Hans Dichand Senior Curator of European ArtShlomit Steinberg02-670-8989
David Rockefeller Senior Curator, Stella Fischbach Department of Modern ArtDr. Adina Kamien-Kazhdan02-670-8014
Associate Curator, Stella Fischbach Department of Modern ArtEfrat Klein-Aharon02-670-8047
Associate Curator, Stella Fischbach Department of Modern ArtNoga Eliash-Zalmanovich02-670-8971
Michael Bromberg Head Curator, Ruth and Joseph Bromberg Department of Prints and DrawingsTanya Sirakovich02-670-8969
Curator, Ruth and Joseph Bromberg Department of Prints and DrawingsRonit Sorek02-670-8853
Curator of the Norman Bier Section for Maps of the Holy Land, Department of Prints and DrawingsAriel Tishby02-670-8921
Associate Curator, Ruth and Joseph Bromberg, Department of Prints and DrawingsNirit Sharon Debel02-670-8065
Horace and Grace Goldsmith Curator, Noel and Harriette Levine Department of PhotographyDr. Noam Gal02-677-1335
Associate Curator, Section for Photographic EstatesYudit Caplan02-670-8843
Curator of Interdisciplinary ArtTalia Amar02-670-8894
Associate Curator, Department of Design and ArchitectureOsnat Sirkin02-670-8882
Curator, Marcel Lorber Department of Asian ArtMiriam Malachi02-670-8840
Benjamin Weiss Senior Curator, Art of the AmericasYvonne Fleitman02-670-8015
Senior Curator, Arts of Africa and OceaniaDorit Shafir02-670-8955
Curator of Ticho HouseTimna Seligman02-670-8913
Head of Information Center for Israeli ArtDr. Allison Kupietzky02-670-8018
Project Management OfficerDaniel Galperin02-670-8990
CoordinatorMiryam Alafi02-670-8987

Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education

Head of the Ruth Youth WingEldad Shaltiel02-677-1355
Assistant to the Chief CuratorLiora Vogelman02-677-1336
CoordinatorNaama Drori02-670-8052
Administrative DirectorNava Shwartz02-670-8068
Senior Curator of Art CoursesEldad Shaaltiel02-670-8961
Senior Curator of the Resnick Art Education Training CenterLihi Sapir02-670-8860
Dita and Paul Morawetz Curator of Guided ToursFlavia Lwow02-677-1305
Head of Educational Programs and EventsDaniella Shalev02-677-1373
Associate Curator Educational Programs and EventsLena Charash-Zehavi02-677-1302
Associate Curator of the Feinstein Recycling RoomTelma Schultz02-670-8963
Associate Curator of Illustrated Children's BooksOrna Granot02-670-8952
Associate Curator for Museum EducationDelila Hizmi02-670-8964
Curator for Museum EducationElla Regev02-670-8891
Associate Curator for Museum EducationElla Cohen02-670-8053
Associate Curator for People with Special NeedsTimnah Shahar
Coordinator of Guided ToursEmilia Vid02-670-8884
Coordinator of Guided ToursNava Churchman02-670-8805

Curatorial Services

Designer and Deputy to the Head of PublicationsYael Bamberger02-677-1357
Senior Editor of English PublicationsAnna Barber02-670-8981
Senior Editor of Hebrew PublicationsTami Michaeli02-670-8979
Head of Technical ServicesYaniv Cohen02-670-8908
PMO, Technical ServicesArtur Avakov02-670-8908
Head of Audiovisual DepartmentMenahem Amin02-670-8879
Head of ConservationSharon Tager02-670-8881
Head of Paper, Prints and Drawings ConservationMichael Maggen02-670-8808
Head of Metals and Organic Object ConservationIrit Lev-Beyth02-670-8817
Head of Painting ConservationGhiora Elon02-670-8817
Head of Decorative Surfaces ConservationMichal Blanket Ganor02-670-8017
Head of Wood ConservationRonen Dor02-670-8017
Head of Stone, Ceramics and Glass Objects Conservationelisheva Yardeni02-670-8810
Head of the Dead Sea Scrolls Conservation and Material Reseach, Shrine of the BookHasia Rimon02-6332560
Head of Textile ConservationYona Dresner02-670-8871
Head of PhotographyElie Posner02-670-8931
Head of Image Resources and Copyright ManagementRachel Laufer02-670-8064
RegistrarBareket Mann02-670-8030
Head of Traveling ExhibitionsSivan Eran-Levian02-677-1301
Traveling Exhibitions CoordinatorChandi Medad02-677-1317
Exhibition Budget and Insurance OfficerDalia Angel02-670-8092
Head of Shipping and LoansHenk van Doornik02-670-8897
PMO, Shipping and LoansTal Elispur02-677-1316
Collections Database ManagerDr. Allison Kupietzky02-670-8031
Project Management OfficerLiat Benzguida02-677-1357


Nina Abrams Chief LibrarianVicky Leiderman02-670-1306
LibrarianIna Lewanowicz02-670-8886
LibrarianInna Zelman02-670-8084
LibrarianTali Link02-670-8084
LibrarianJeanne Bloch02-670-8084

Exhibitions Department

Head of Exhibition Design DepartmentMichal Aldor02-670-8928
Exhibitions DesignerShirley Yahalomi02-670-8088
Exhibitions DesignerRona Chernika02-670-8088
Exhibitions DesignerLisa Blechman052-853-7763
Exhibitions DesignerEliran Mishal02-670-8013
Project ManagerSara Gal02-670-8088

Development and International Relations

Acting Director of Development and International RelationsSusan Strul02-670-8084
Director, Israeli FriendsLea Rotstein02-670-8861
Coordinator, Donor RelationsCarina Auerbach-Hod02-670-8815
Development Officer and Coordinator of EventsInna Meyler02-670-8890

Special Events Department

Head of Special EventsNeta Cohen02-670-8827
Deputy Head of Special Events, Corporate Events CoordinatorOmer Tsur02-670-8985
Chief ProducerNofar Levi02-670-8970
Artistic ProducerAviv David02-670-8895

Administration and Finance

Head of Finance DepartmentSharon Erez02-670-8896
Chief Building OfficerDalia Lazar02-670-8909
ComptrollerYair Lev02-670-8828
Budget OfficerSonia Gurtovnik02-677-1372
Deputy Director of Human ResourcesSigalit Sapir02-670-8944
Head of Salary SectionSilvana Ala02-670-8957
Chief Security and Contingency OfficerOded Rahamim02-670-8848
Head of Building and MaintenanceEinan Ofir02-670-8839
Head of Logistics and PurchasingAvigdor Nadav02-670-8851
Head of Museum ArchivesTamar Soffer02-670-8037

Marketing and Public Relations

Head of Marketing Department 02-670-1323
SpokespersonYael Edelist02-670-8935
Foreign Press OfficerMichal Marmary02-670-8935
Senior Curator of New Media and Head of Internet OfficeDr. Susan Hazan02-670-8066
Advertising CoordinatorSima Sayag02-670-8868
Head of Visitor Services and MembershipNatalia Kowal02-670-8855
Marketing CoordinatorLital Vilensky02-670-8074
Sales ManagerRoni Peled02-670-8027

Computer and Information Systems

Chief Information OfficerMoti Dozeto02-670-8828
Technical Manager and User SupportArik Mordechai02-670-8836

The Israel Museum Volunteers Association

DirectorNora Brodet (Volunteer)02-670-8925
CoordinatorDitza Leavy02-670-8925

Israel Museum Products, Ltd

General ManagerMor Kalev02-670-8977
General ManagerMor Kalev02-670-8883


ComptrollerAyala Vardi (CPA)02-5826450; 050-5882225