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Old Yishuv Court Museum

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Address: 6 Or Hahayim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-628-4636

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I've passed the door to this museum many many times over the years. Finally I went in. The museum doesn't require much time but it's interesting to learn how the people lived in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've passed the door to this museum many many times over the years. Finally I went in. The museum doesn't require much time but it's interesting to learn how the people lived in the old city prior to the 1948 war. There are pictures and short exhibits. I enjoyed going!

Thank DCJourney
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You really need to be interested in this era to enjoy this site. Nice videos to watch. A bit limited but I think they are renovating to improve it

Thank ariella754
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

As most attractions in the old city are going back hundreds or thousands or years.. this goes back less than 100 and gives a different perspective on life pre 1948

Thank jayaxerbs
Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Onthe edge of the Armenian Quarter ethnographic Museum describing the life in the Jewish Quarter on the 18-20th Centuries,named after the famous plastic surgeon Isic Kaplan inventor of Laser Surgery -(SHARPLAN)husband of Masha Waingarten the doughter of the Old Town Chief Rabi The museum is in 500 years building incorporating two antique synagogues OR HAIM and the ARI Synagogue

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

The name is a bit misleading in that the museum is built around a courtyard (which explains the word 'court' in its title). But the room-by-room displays and the wonderful explanations more that make up for any slight confusion you might have before visiting. Well worth a few hours as it explains so much of the history and lifestyle of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

Don't ask me how to get there- some alleyway in the Old City. A bit run down, but facinating- if you like history. You'll never feel down on wash day after you see their laundry exhibit. Ever wondered about child marriage? also a 4 poster bed rented to women so they wouldnt have to birth on mats on the floor... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

This small museum gives a good indication of live in the old Jewish quarter. Many of the explanations are in Hebrew but there is a general explanation of each room in English and the rest is quite self-explanatory. Worth seeing.

2 Thank Susana61
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

A cozy museum with a great sense of history. The first time we visited the museum had only two rooms. Today they have expanded to include all aspects of Sephardic and early twentieth life in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem during the late nineteenth century and early 20th century. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank rosebt
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

I have been there several times. It gives you a great idea of what it was like to live in the Jewish Quarter early in the modern resettlement by Jews. Also an interesting history of the area during the Israeli War of Independence. Its also on the way to the Kotel on a beautiful walk through the old city.

2 Thank Mark L

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