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Museums in Jerusalem: The Herzl Museum

The Herzl Museum is located atop of Har Herzl (Mount Herzl). Har Herzl is a military cemetery and also the burial site of many great Israeli leaders including Yitzhak Rabin and Golda Meir. Theodor Herzl's tomb is the center of attraction on the Mountain.

The museum details the life of Theodor Herzl, and it describes the many contributions he made to the Zionist cause. An hour-long video creatively portrays the motivations and visions of the Zionist leader. Harsh anti-Semitic sentiments in both Europe and the United States led to Theodor Herzl's pursuit of an entirely Jewish state.

While the film and the museum depict the greatness of the Israeli cause, they do not pretend that Israel is the perfect state. The film also notes the work that needs to be done to fulfill the original goals of Zionism.

The Herzl Tomb is located on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

Hours of Admission:

Sunday through Thursday, 8:30 am — 4:30 pm (first presentation at 8:45, last presentation at 3:15)
Friday, 8:30 - 1:30 (first presentation at 8:45, last presentation at 12:15)

Length of the visit to the museum: About 75 minutes.
Languages available: Hebrew, English, Russian, French, Spanish and German.
Educational activities: The Herzl Center offers a variety of educational programs and tours. All programs and tours must be arranged in advance.

Admission fees:

Adults: 25 NIS per person
Children to age 6: Free when accompanied by an adult
Children from age 6/soldiers/students/senior citizens: 20 NIS per person
Youth and army groups (over 20 persons): 15 NIS per person
Adult groups (over 20 persons): 20 NIS per person

Phone: 02-6321515
Fax: 02-6430542

Visits to the museum must be arranged in advance. Other visitors will be permitted to enter on a space available basis. The Museum is located at the entrance to Mt. Herzl, Herzl Blvd., Jerusalem.
Bus lines to the Museum: 14, 18, 20, 27, 33, 13, 21.

The Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Source: The Herzl Museum