The Israel Museum underwent a $100 million renovation in 2010 and has since reemerged as Israel’s national museum. Renowned for its Holyland model of Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book, this museum also features four wings and beautiful sprawling gardens as well as a noteworthy collection of fine art, Biblical and archaeological artifacts, and more than 30 new exhibits each year.
Founded in 1953, Yad Vashem Memorial was built to serve as the center for education, research, documentation, and commemoration of the Holocaust. This emotionally commanding museum educates visitors about the history of the Nazi party and the terrible consequences this had on European Jews during that time.
Located near the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, the Davidson Center shows visitors the history of Jerusalem through the use of stunning visual technology. The highlights include a video following the experiences of a Second Temple Period pilgrim and a 3D virtual reconstruction of the Temple.