The Israeli Museum

The Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center is the first and only museum in Israel to explore the development of the State of Israel as a young democracy. 

Built in a downward spiral, the Museum presents two parallel stories:  the history of the State and Israeli society, and the biography of Yitzhak Rabin.  The Museum exhibits focus on historical turning points in the country’s development, presenting the conflicts, social challenges and dilemmas the country faced at that time.  Along the inner corridor and interwoven with the exhibits’ narratives is the story of the life of Yitzhak Rabin, the connecting thread in the country’s history.

The Museum’s content was determined by an academic team headed by Israeli historian, Professor Anita Shapira. The Museum was designed by Uri Abrahamson and Mabatim Ltd. and included experts who facilitated the design of the Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Human Rights Museum in Birmingham, Alabama and the David Tower Museum in Jerusalem.  

The Museum is incredibly rich with over 180 documentary films, 1,500 still photographs and hundreds of memorabilia. We recommend allocating an hour-and-a half to two hours for a visit.  

The Museum experience utilizes audio devices which allow visitors to tour the Museum at their own pace. They are available in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

Guided tours are offered for groups in Hebrew and in English and are strongly recommended for students, soldiers and families and groups visiting from abroad. 

Regular Days and Hours of Operation

Sunday           9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday          9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday         9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday    9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday        9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday             9:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday         CLOSED 

Please note that final admission to the Museum takes place 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to closing

The Israeli Museum will be open to the public during chol hamoed Pesach - the 24,25,26,27 and 28 of April. Admission to the museum is free of charge throughout the holiday. Please make advance reservations via the call center which can be reached at*4585.

The exhibition "Operation Jonathan" will be closed throughout the holiday.

On Friday, May 20, the Antebe exhibition will be close to public.

During the comming months, the childrens show  "A Leader is Born" will be performed during the Center's opening hours. The show is set against the backdrop of the Israeli Museum. As such, during the performance, the Museum will be closed to the public. It is advisable to call in advance to confirm  tours are open to the public at the time  you  plan to visit.

Entrance to the Museum is accessed via 8 Chaim Levanon Street in Tel Aviv, situated between the Eretz Israel Museum and Palmach Museum's.


Guided Tours for Groups*: 
60 NIS per person for groups comprised of  up to 30 participants
50 NIS per person for groups comprised of more than 30 participants 
35 NIS for senior citizens, students, soldiers, children**

Unguided Tours:
50 NIS for single, regular admission
40 NIS per person for  groups comprised of more than 30 participants
25 NIS for senior citizens, students, soldiers, children **

* Guided tours must be reserved in advance
** Children = up to 18 years of age; the museum is not recommended for children under10 years old

Payment can be made via Cash,Visa, Mastercard, Isracard and American Express .

 To schedule a visit, please call the Museum at 03.745.3358 or contact the reservation desk directly (information below) 

Tel: 03-745-3313 or 03-745-3319 (972-3-745... when dialing from abroad)
Fax: 03-745-3341


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