The Issac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum
Rechov Or Ha’Chaim 6, Old City Jewish Quarter 02-627-6319
Walk back into history as you enter this home in the Old City. Each room depicts life in the Old City of Jerusalem during different time periods and different rulers. See rooms from the time of the Ottoman Empire, 19th Century, British Mandate and the HaAri Synagogue. Each room is set up as it was during that time period. Rooms include a bedroom, kitchen, workshop and more.
This is a great place to stop as you are walking into the Old City with your family. The museum is most suitable for kids ages 5+ but younger kids are welcome as well. All exhibits are behind mesh fences so there is no worry that your child will walk off with an ancient spatula.
If you call in advance the museum can arrange a special guide for kids and families, in English or Hebrew. This is a small museum and can be enjoyed for less than half an hour. During Pesach and Succot the museum offers wonderful kids & adult programming including tours of the Old City, storytelling and games.
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm Friday 10:00am-1:00pm Chol Hamoed Pesach & Succot: 10:00am-8:00pm
Ticket Prices: Adults 18 NIS Family Ticket 40 NIS
How To Get There: From Jaffa Gate: Walk around the Tower of David and follow the street with the cars. Make a left at St. James St which becomes Or Hachaim.
From the Jewish Quarter: Walk up the steps next to the Cardo. Pass the Chabad center and continue up Or Hachaim St. The museum will be on your left.
Buses: 1, 2, 38, 20 (Jaffa Gate)
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