Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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The World Holocaust Remembrance Center is a 45-acre campus comprised of indoor museums, outdoor monuments, gardens and sculptures. Entrance to Yad Vashem is free. Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is for ages 10 and up.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • K10
    Singapore, Singapore70 contributions
    A must visit in Jerusalem
    We did a self-tour, starting with a visit to a excellent photography exhibition in their exhibition hall and then to the serene Hall of Remembrance and after that to see the stirring cattle car memorial cantilevered off the side of the hill. After that we walked through the whole Museum and you should factor in 2 hours to truly appreciate the video footage and take in the human accounts of this tragic time. It is an amazing memorial and will leave many fighting back tears. Tip: Do book a visit slot on the website before you go.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 February 2023
  • Louis D
    Malibu, California122 contributions
    Excellent museum but try to avoid the crowds
    Museum is compelling for sure. There's also a bunch more to see on the site, which is quite beautiful. Part of the problem is there's SO MUCH it really would take several visits to take it all in. Another issue is the crowds. I thought noon on a week day would be a good time.. Apparently I didn't account for the school groups that dominated the space. The building itself, despite its size, is not that spacious. It was tough navigating the groups through the various exhibits. I would definitely go back, but the crowds were a problem.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 1 March 2023
  • stephrab
    New York City, New York726 contributions
    A MUST - give yourself the WHOLE day.
    Most people do not give themselves a full complete day here. This is a “holy” place (much more than a museum) that should not be rushed in an hour or two. It is one of the best museums in the world. Make sure you visit the various places on the campus. Take a break and have a meal. Take a break earlier for coffee. You will long remember your visit here.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 March 2023
  • CasaRoscoe
    Ottawa, Canada236 contributions
    Excellent, but wildly busy
    There is not much more to say about Yad Vashem’s content that has not already been said, but it should be noted that the layout of the long gallery does not favour crowds. A visitor not understanding the extent of the vast collection contained in the nine galleries of the Holocaust History Museum may spend a significant amount of time in the first gallery or two attempting to learn how the narrative evolves (school groups, for example want to set the stage here). What this leads to is significant, and occasionally frustrating, congestion at the outset of one’s visit. Be patient, though, as the crowd will thin out in subsequent galleries. Yad Vashem is not to be rushed, so plan to spend a full day here. Some practical considerations: your visit MUST be pre-booked, there are two cafeterias onsite (one at the visitor centre, the other in the Square of Hope after the long gallery), toilets are located at the midpoint of the long gallery, and there are many trails and outdoor exhibits surrounding the museum.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 12 April 2023
  • JEO_1973
    Mercersburg, Pennsylvania280 contributions
    An essential museum
    This is a very serious, sober museum that rally captures a vital part of history. The historical artifacts excellent. I was especially impressed by seeing Schindler’s list on display. The chronology tour is very good at presenting both the macro events and personalizing the events by micro views from the experiences of the victims. The museum also has a fine store with books in many languages.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Michele
    Zurich, Switzerland49 contributions
    Very powerful and essential museum for everyone
    Yad Vashem deals with a very difficult era and topic. Nevertheless it is done in a very powerful way. The pictures, the quotes, the objects… all help to understand and have an idea of the situation and atrocities in the 20th century. 90 mins is definitely not enough in my opinion as even for a fast visit 2.5 hours are necessary. Yad Vashem shows a critical part of the identity of Israel and its people. heavily recommended to every traveller in Israel.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Rich-Stamford
    Stamford, Connecticut264 contributions
    Extraordinary experience
    The museum is outstanding. The exhibits, videos and audio guide were excellent. The videos of survivors describing their experiences were touching. They made the overall experience more personal. We spent 4 hours there which is unusually long for us.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 May 2023
  • Sandy E
    Rochester, New York83 contributions
    Not to Be Missed. Simply Extraordinary
    We spent nearly two days at Yad Vashem, nearby Mount Herzl. There is so much to see and absorb. It is, without question, the most important memorial to the holocaust in the entire world. No visit to Israel is complete without it.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Aqusite
    California1,579 contributions
    Don't visit once. Visit two or three times. It's huge and powerful.
    What can you really say about Yad Vashem? It's incredible, powerful, shocking, terrible, and a completely unique place to go. It was the #1 place I wanted to see in my ten days in Jerusalem, as an educator and a Jewish person well aware already of the history. I wasn't prepared for the enormity of the grounds. I suppose I can say that. Also, the tour guides were loud and made it hard to hear my own audio guide, it was crowded, with giant tour busses totally filling up the museum, so go early, as early as possible if the visit is important to you, as it was for me. Honestly, I would recommend going more than once. I also suggest walking the entire grounds outside. I walked around but it wasn't all that well sign-posted, and it was 2pm in summer and quite hot, so I eventually gave up walking after about an hour, seeing just the Warsaw monument and a few other sculptures but not making it to the Valley of the Communities. But I recommend one day, early in the morning, for the museum itself, followed by a visit to the bookstore (NOT the bookstore by the entrance but the independent, smaller bookstore with the fabulously sincere and helpful owner downstairs). I didn't buy anything much in Israel to bring home except books from Yad Vashem of various testimonies from survivors. And then a second day solely for the grounds, also in the morning if it's summer. That is free. Maybe a third day even to go back through again. It's a place with incredible depth. I spent four or five hours there and felt rushed. I would actually see if I could stay on Mt. Herzl for a few days next time I visit. It's a completely unique place.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Eva A
    12 contributions
    Could have spent the day here
    Free tickets to enter but you have to book in advance (the night before was fine). You pay for car parking. Excellent exhibition, in chronological order, especially the videos of holocaust survivors talking about their experiences. So much to read you could spend all day here but we spent 2 hours. Our teenagers also found it interesting and it’s so important for everyone to understand what happened as it helps you understand the whole background to the current nation of Israel. Nice museum shop and amazingly landscaped gardens, sculptures and architecture.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Yad Vashem is a memorial to the Holocaust that claimed the lives of six million European Jews. Yas Vashem is a graphic series of displays which bring the attention of visitors back to history, which can never be forgotten. Inspecting Yad Vashem takes several hours, it's a return to Hitler's Germany.
Written 15 February 2024
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Eliedaat
Jerusalem, Israel64 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Required visit for anyone interested in learning about the Jewish People or specifically the Holocaust.
Even if you visited years ago, the newer curated exhibits are much more accessible than the old museum.
Written 2 January 2024
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rogerfz
Fritzlar, Germany403 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Definitely you have to visit once Yad Vashem to understand the horror of WW2. It makes you deeply sad and highly angry about the ignorance of some people. Specially for some German Idiots it should be mandatory (I myself am German).
Written 13 November 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
Yad Vashem is a memorial to those Jews who perished in the Holocaust and those who resisted the Nazi regime. It also commemorates the Righteous Among the Gentiles, those non-Jews who risked their lives to save their neighbors. Yad Vashem is a humbling experience. Only the Western Wall has more visitors. Yad Vashem should not be missed. Entry is free.
Written 23 October 2023
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Eva A
12 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Free tickets to enter but you have to book in advance (the night before was fine). You pay for car parking. Excellent exhibition, in chronological order, especially the videos of holocaust survivors talking about their experiences. So much to read you could spend all day here but we spent 2 hours. Our teenagers also found it interesting and it’s so important for everyone to understand what happened as it helps you understand the whole background to the current nation of Israel. Nice museum shop and amazingly landscaped gardens, sculptures and architecture.
Written 22 August 2023
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dgoldyn
Curaçao229 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Mist see on your Israel visit. it so explains the need for a Jewish state and Israel.The videos of holocaust survivors are fascinating and touching The surrounding area of Mt Herzl
Is beautiful Dont miss
Written 20 August 2023
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Bag-of-bones
Sunny Isles Beach, FL72 contributions
This is a superb museum of Holocaust material and exhibitions. My wife and I spent 6 hours reading and viewing the material. We could have stayed for 2 full days.
The video presentations were excellent.
We also viewed the art museum but did not have enough time to complete it.
We will definitely return.
Written 4 August 2023
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Julie
Trenton, Canada27 contributions
Aug 2022
This museum was incredibly packed while I visited and there was so much to take in. Every exhibit is so thoughtfully presented. The children's memorial is especially overwhelming and emotionally triggering. I would recommend this museum to anyone.
Written 25 July 2023
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Dario C
Bologna, Italy255 contributions
Apr 2023
Designed by architect Moshe Safdie
The Holocaust (1933–1945) was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million European Jews by the Nazi German regime and its allies. This museum manages to make clear and precise what anti-Semitic hatred was.
Written 16 July 2023
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Pauline
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Not a place that you can rate but such a phenomenally and thoughtfully set out historical documentation of a time that is so hard to imagine….yet this museum does its best to inform, preserve and respect. You leave with a greater understanding, visually, auditory and emotionally of a variety of experiences of many different people of all faiths, sexual preferences, countries, social classes, ages etc.The curators have not changed history or been biased, but preserved and presented it in a thought provoking and moving way with transcripts, videos, belongings, diaries, films, books, quotes. Be prepared to be moved, take a hanky.
Written 16 July 2023
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Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Jerusalem

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Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$16.91, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$13.83 per person.


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