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Suitable for up to 4,000 participants
Total number of event spaces: 21
Largest room: 350
Total exhibition space: 10,000

The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums, which makes it the most perfect place to hold social events. 

Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. In nearly seventy years, thanks to a legacy of gifts and generous support from its circle of patrons worldwide, the Museum has built a far-ranging collection of nearly 500,000 objects, representing the full scope of world material culture.

Among the highlights of the Museum’s original campus is the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world, as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. Adjacent to the Shrine is the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period, which reconstructs the topography and architectural character of the city as it was prior to its destruction by the Romans in 66 CE, and provides historical context to the Shrine’s presentation of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Museum’s celebrated Billy Rose Art Garden, an Oriental landscape combined with an ancient Jerusalem hillside, serves as the backdrop for the Israel Museum’s display of the evolution of the modern Western sculptural tradition. The garden can accommodate outdoor events for thousands of participants. On view are works by modern masters including Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and David Smith, together with more recent site-specific commissions by such artists as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Mark Dion, James Turrell, and Micha Ullman.

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4.7
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  • Brian Reed
    Brian Reed
    September 25, 2023

    This was the most impressive museum we have ever been to! We enjoyed it so much we went twice during our time in Jerusalem! Thinking we were just going to see important Israeli artifacts, we were extremely surprised to...

  • Chris Neuman
    Chris Neuman
    September 5, 2023

    It's an amazing place! Delved not only in its own but all who inhabited and were near by. There was a great deal to see. If anything - start very early as you can be there all day! Free audio guide and roaming chairs incl...

  • Kym Kym
    Kym Kym
    September 28, 2023

    I can't believe I have lived in Israel for 27 years and it took me this long to visit this incredible museum. I felt connected to the powerful history of this important city in a way that I never had before. I needed mo...

  • Jeffrey Harwell
    Jeffrey Harwell
    July 14, 2023

    The scale model of first century Jerusalem is with the visit. It’s spectacular. Very disappointed in the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit; was hoping to see an actual scroll, not just a facsimile. The artifact exhibits were ok, b...

  • Tim McKamey
    Tim McKamey
    March 24, 2023

    This is an absolute must see venue. The expansive, well documented display cases with adequate room to comfortably view and study. This place multistory so plan on several hours of enjoyment and learning. We need to go ba...