Herzl Museum

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The Herzl Museum is a great place to start a trip to Israel. The museum gives kids, teens and adults the background to the founding of the State.

At the Herzl Museum you will learn about the life of Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl and his vision of Zionism. The museum has a spectacular audio-visual encounter with the visionary of the Jewish State, and offers a thought-provoking, hour-long portrait regarding the status of the Jews according to Herzl.

The Museum recommends bringing kids starting from age 8+ although children in Gan in Israel learn about Herzl and can probably tell you about his life by the time they are 5.

Call the museum to check when they have English tours.

Additional Tours:
Dramatic Tour on Har Herzl –
by advanced reservation

Take a walk through Mt. Herzl as you meet actors dressed as personalities form Israel’s history. Learn the stories behind the names and the history. Although the tour takes place at the cemetery, it is done in a way that is very respectful and actually brings the stories and the people to life. The tour can be arranged in Hebrew or English and lasts for 2 hours. 2500 NIS for up to 60 people.

“I highly recommend this tour as a great way for kids to understand the history fo the formation of the State. How was the flag designed? Who were the fighters buried on Har Herzl? Why was this the location chosen as the burial place of Theodore Herzl and when was he buried here? The show is done with humor, respect and a real example of edutainment”

Contact the Herzl Museum

 

FIJ Tips

Tours to the Herzl Museum must be arranged in advance. They have special events for kids on holidays including theatrical tours and workshops.

Hours

Sunday-Thursday: 8:30am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-1:30pm

Price

Adult: 25 NIS
Child (age 6+): 20 NIS

Age

8+

Language

English / Hebrew

Food

Snack Bar

Venue: Herzl Museum

Address: Mount Herzl
Jerusalem, 91000 Israel
Neighborhood: Har Herzl
Transportation: light rail, Bus 14, 18, 20, 27, 33, 13, 21
Parking: Free parking lot