This beautiful museum which combines modern architecture and ancient ruins can be found at the exit of the Western Wall just before the Dung Gate. Here you will learn about ancient Jerusalem in the time of the 2nd Temple. When you step outside into the archaeological park you will find remains of arches, Jerusalem’s main shopping street, ritual baths and more. Each stone tells a story of Jerusalem during a different period.
The museum features indoor (and well air-conditioned) exhibits of ancient findings including oil lamps, pottery and ancient coins.
Family Private Guided Tours
- Tour: Take a guided tour in English with a guide from the Jewish Quarter Tourism office. Learn about the history of Jerusalem, understand the architecture of the Old City Walls, and see the ancient ruins.
- Virtual Reality: Enjoy the highlight of the tour; a real-time virtual reality reconstruction of the Herodian Temple Mount as it stood prior to its destruction by Roman troops in the year 70 CE. On screen you will be able to walk down the street and see what the people saw.
- Movie: The tour includes the movies ” The History of Archaeological Research” or “The Story of the Pilgrim”.
For self guided tours there are signs in English, Hebrew and Arabic. The indoor section of the Museum is stroller & wheelchair accessible. Group tours in English leave daily at 1:00pm. On Fridays at 9:00am.