Conferences and Special Events | The Israel Museum, Jerusalem



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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


Guided Tours

What's New in the Galleries?

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Synagogue Route

Guided Tours

Shrine of the Book and Model of Second Temple Jerusalem - weather permitting

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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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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
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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

Conferences and Special Events

When did you last enjoy a magical evening in the shade of monumental Picasso and Henry Moore sculptures, celebrate a cocktail party by the Model of Second Temple Jerusalem or mingle with friends and colleagues among ancient masks and rare Judaica objects?

This is not just any "space," not just "a ballroom," neither is it another "location." It's The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

The Israel Museum, the largest cultural institution in Israel and one the world's leading museums, invites you to hold your next event here. The Crown Plaza overlooking the breathtaking Jerusalem landscape, the private home of art collector Charlotte Bergman, the Second Temple Courtyard with the magnificent Art Garden, and the impeccably designed galleries; these are just some of the possible settings where you can host all kinds of functions in a unique atmosphere while assuring that the particular needs of your event are met.

The rich collection spanning from the cradle of civilization until today, the spectacular museum displays, the elegant spaces and stunning design – all these add a special dimension to experiencing an event at the Israel Museum.

The range of different spaces are ideal locations for prestigious events, professional and international conferences, and social events, both during daytime and when especially opened in the evening for your event. The halls and meeting rooms are fully equipped for all types of events and the experienced Museum production staff will help you tailor your event to your wishes and according to your specific needs. The productions team is available both before and during the event and are ready to meet all your requirements.

The Museum considers the Museum content as integral to its events and requires that it is incorporated in events hosted here. 
The Museum does not host weddings.

Neta Cohen, Head of Special Events Department
+972-2-6708895; Fax: +972-2-6708008;

Omer Tsur, Private Events Coordinator
+972-2-6708970; +972--6264264;

Contact us »

Art Garden

Art Garden

100 - 2000 participants

The Billy Rose Art Garden, designed by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, synthesizes Jerusalem's landscape with a Japanese Zen garden. The Garden's collection features works by such great artists as Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and Robert Indiana. The Garden's special atmosphere together with the exceptional art works becomes an incomparable setting for any event.

You can hold a reception, dinner celebration, concert, or conference in the Art Garden.

Upper Entrance Hall

Upper Entrance Hall

Up to 300 participants

The Museum's upper entrance foyer provides a setting for particularly elegant events. The hall offers a quiet space, luxurious and elegant, surrounded with art works. This unconventional space becomes the backdrop to a successful event in any format you choose: an evening cocktail hour, conference venue, dinners, and receptions.

Crown Plaza

Crown Plaza

Up to 800 participants

This Plaza is located at the highest spot in the Museum, overlooking the Art Garden in the west, the Valley of the Cross to the east, and perched just opposite the Israeli Knesset with a view of Jerusalem neighborhoods on the horizon. Events can be held outdoors to enjoy the spectacular views, the open space and, of course, the fresh Jerusalem air.

The Second Temple Model Courtyard and the Shrine of the Book Complex

The Second Temple Model Courtyard and the Shrine of the Book Complex

Up to 700 participants

The Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period is an integral part of the Shrine of the Book complex, and recreates Jerusalem at the height of its glory in 66 CE. At dusk, the model is seeped in Jerusalem's magical atmosphere and enjoys a unique view of the city's skyline. The site is suitable for dinners and receptions complemented by a lecture or performance in the adjacent Dorot Auditorium, or a "live marketplace" reenacting daily life in Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. Events can host from 50 guests in an intimate event or up to a 700 participants for a spectacular extravaganza.


Ticho House in downtown Jerusalem

Ticho House in downtown Jerusalem

20-250 participants

Ticho House, in Jerusalem's city center, is one of the first houses built outside the Old City walls. Artist Anna Ticho lived in this house with her husband, legendary ophthalmologist Dr. Abraham Ticho. Already in their day, the house was a hive of social and cultural activity.

As a token of her love for the city, Anna Ticho bequeathed the house, his collections and library to the people of Jerusalem to serve as a center for art and recreation. The Ticho House has been recently re-opened after many months of conservation work and renovations.

The ground floor rooms, which had previously served as a restaurant, are now converted to galleries. They combine the splendor of rooms built 150 years ago with modern museum infrastructure. The library on the upper floor is the perfect location to host a lecture or concert combined with a tasty meal in the on-premises restaurant and enjoy the garden.

Springer Auditorium

Springer Auditorium

Up to 325 participants

The Auditorium is located on the Museum 'thoroughfare' next to the entrances to the permanent renewed exhibitions. Guests coming into the Auditorium pass through the wings and exhibitions enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the museum as they arrive.

The Auditorium and performance stage is equipped with a professional sound system and lighting, a podium, and a green room for artists.

The hall seats approximately 325 but still manages to retain its pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Suitable for concerts, conferences, seminars, and lectures.

Dorot Auditorium

Dorot Auditorium

Up to 100 participants

The splendid new Shrine of the Book auditorium, adjacent to the Second Temple Model, features state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. It is suitable for conventions, lectures, performances, and special events.

Patron's Lounge

Patron's Lounge

Up to 70 participants

The Patron's Lounge, with glass walls overlooking the Museum's Art Garden, is suitable for conferences, lectures, workshops and meetings with refreshments. Audio-visual equipment is on hand.

Rockefeller Museum

Rockefeller Museum

Up to 200 participants

One of Jerusalem's architectural masterpieces, the Rockefeller Museum was built in the days of the British Mandate (1930's). Merging western and eastern traditions, the magnificent building houses archaeological collections of rare beauty.

The Museum is suitable for a variety of events, including receptions in the entrance hall, guided tours, and dinners around the pool in the inner courtyard.

Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Eli Posner
Courtyard, Rockefeller Museum. Photo © Chris Weiss
Anish Kapoor, Turning the World Upside Down, Jerusalem, 2010