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Rockefeller Archeological Museum

17 Sultan Suleiman | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
+972 2-628-2251
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Hidden Gem of an Archeological Museum

Great museum for those who are interested in archeology. Has pieces going from the Neolithic to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Samuel O
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A great hide away and a must see. Its located in walking distance of the Damascus gate in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This museum houses the magnificent collection of antiquities unearthed during the time of the British Mandate (1919-1948), featuring the remains of a 10,000-year-old man found on Mount Carmel and utensils from Stone Age cave dwellers.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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17 Sultan Suleiman | East Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
+972 2-628-2251
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great museum for those who are interested in archeology. Has pieces going from the Neolithic to the Islamic periods. Not busy at all so you don't have to worry about crowded tour groups.

Thank Samuel O
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hide away and a must see. Its located in walking distance of the Damascus gate in the direction of East Jeruslaem Great artifacts. Reasonably priced and fun for all who go.

Thank ss1783
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday when it opened, not too busy. Great displays, but need to use a laminated sheet found in each hall to tell what is what. Many items i had not seen in other museums. The Rockefeller Gardens are being renovated at present,...More

Thank c a
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The museum has a very interesting structure, and it's located in a crucial area of Jerusalem, south of Damascus gate, in the eastern part of the city. The collection is rich but this being my second time, I haven't found it particularly challenging. If you...More

1  Thank LNVoyageuse
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Unheated in the winter (really) and took a taxi out of precaution bc its location is near where terrorists sadly strike... but LOVED it! Caveman, jugs, mosaics... its a masterful and detailed grouping of archaeology... Israeli towns today hosted ancient life... even predating the bible......More

Thank JustJulieNYC
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Rockefeller contains some hidden gems for those truly interested in the archaeological finds during the 19th century. We found some of the exhibits fascinating...but, be forewarned. The signage is antiquated, and there may be some errors. The museum architecture itself is worth a visit,...More

1  Thank Belria
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Amazing artifacts dating to before 3000 BC. Valuable information and artifacts about the history of Jews in the region.

Thank CStrauss213
Reviewed 23 September 2016

If you want to step back in time and get a feel of a British Mandate museum then go to the Rockefeller. The exhibits are almost all dated to almost a century ago but that adds to the feeling. The architecture is a marvel and...More

2  Thank chaim01
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The Rockefeller Museum or the Palestinian Archeological Museum is really out of time.It's really not as you expect a museum should be.At least a modern museum.Somehow the atmosphere is like being at the beginning of 1900. You can "breath" the ancient history of region and...More

Thank diereisendesimona
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I'm not a museum person. That's how I managed to live in Jerusalem for 30 years and never go to the Rockefeller Museum. Yesterday a friend dragged me there. The museum building is really beautiful, like a mixture of an Ottoman palace and an Oxbridge...More

2  Thank Shaul01
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Christian Wayne L
Hi. Do I need to book a ticket or visit before going to this place or can I simply enter the museum on the day I go there? Will there be a tour guide?
6 January 2017|
Response from Shaul01 | Reviewed this property |
No need to book (and I'm not sure you can book even if you wanted to). There won't be a tour guide waiting. There's a short written guide to the museum and the displays themselves are fairly well labeled and explained... More
Is it accessible for handicapped?
22 June 2016|
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Response from SDHAKALA | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other reviewer. Most of the stuff is on one floor and seemed pretty accessible with a lot of open space once in the building itself. I think that the displays are low enough to see things but some did... More