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Hertzl Museum

The Herzl Museum IMG 1153.JPG

Basic Information

Location 31°46.349′N 35°10.890′E
Country Israel
City Jerusalem

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Website http://he.wikipedia.org/wiki
Geographical Coordinates 31.77238,35.18192


The Herzl Museum in Jerusalem presents the achievements and the vision of Theodor Herzl. The museum is located in the main entrance plaza of Mount Herzl. Shortly after Herzl's death, The Anglo Palestine Bank acquired 2,000 acres in what was later called Hulda Forest (or Herzl Forest) for the Zionist Executive to establish a farm and a large house for the farm manager who was supposed to be used also as the Herzl museum, but the museum was not created there. Only in 1960 the Herzl Museum was founded on Mount Herzl. The original museum displayed his life and work, including a reconstruction of his study in Vienna with the original furniture and documents from Herzl's archives. The museum was neglected over the years and closed in 2000. Celebrating 100 years since the death of Herzl, the museum was refurbished and upgraded and reopened in 2005 due to the initiative of Dr. David Breakstone. The New museum has four audiovisual exhibits: one about Herzl's path towards Zionism, the other about his activities in Zionist politics, the third is about Herzl's office and the fourth compare between Herzl's vision in his book" Altneuland" and Israel's achievements. Herzl's original study is also incorporated the new museum. Herzl Center is an educational center for Zionist education named after Dr. Arie Zimuki and adjacent to the museum is building " Mount Herzl College", which serves as a national study center of Zionism. Herzl Center was built and managed by the World Zionist Organization, an organization founded by Herzl himself during the first Zionist Congress, in collaboration with many other organizations.

General Information

Opening hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 8:30 - 18:00 (Last tour at 17:00) Thursday: 8:30 - 19:00 Friday: 8:30 - 13:00 (Last tour at 12:15)

Prices: Adults 25 NIS per person Students / senior citizens 20 NIS per person

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