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Museum on the Seam

The museum is closed due to the preparations for a new exhibition. Re-opening September 27!

  • Museum on the Seam (Photo courtesy of the Museum on the Seam).
  • Historical photo of the building (Photo: David Rubinger).
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  • Museum on the Seam (Photo courtesy of the Museum on the Seam).
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Join a guided tour at the museum

Join a tour of the changing exhibitions in the museum and witness the national, ethnic and economic seam lines. Read more
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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 47 traveler reviews
Nice idea
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 11, 2019

We went to the Museum on the Seam, at the join of Palestinian Arab East Jerusalem and Jewish West Jerusalem. And indeed we got there on the bus from West Jerusalem via Ultra-religious Jewish neighbourhoods, and left on the light railway, full of Arabs and Jews travelling together. My friend said the railway...

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We went to the Museum on the Seam, at the join of Palestinian Arab East Jerusalem and Jewish West Jerusalem. And indeed we got there on the bus from West Jerusalem via Ultra-religious Jewish neighbourhoods, and left on the light railway, full of Arabs and Jews travelling together. My friend said the railway carriage felt like an extension of the exhibition! The museum is a place that wants to stress living together and it does succeed in this. The staff are both Jewish and Arab and very helpful. There is a lovely rooftop cafe with an amazing view over the old and new cities. The exhibition we saw (now finished) had a very simple message about Jews, Christians and Moslems living together. Perhaps too simple? But perhaps not, since so many people today seem to find this very difficult. Good for the museum for trying. Perhaps the best part of the exhibition was the short film taken in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which stressed that while pilgrims may come there for spiritual uplift, the monks of the different denominations are often at odds with each other. The photography here was wonderful. I look forward to seeing other exhibitions here.

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A Few Shortcomings
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on December 4, 2018

Regrettably, my visit to this museum fell flat for a number of reasons. I was so excited to visit while in Jerusalem, as I love contemporary art, but though this museum preaches inclusivity and social awareness I found it sorely lacking. I'll keep this short- the museum claims to be on the "Seam" of Muslim...

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Regrettably, my visit to this museum fell flat for a number of reasons. I was so excited to visit while in Jerusalem, as I love contemporary art, but though this museum preaches inclusivity and social awareness I found it sorely lacking. I'll keep this short- the museum claims to be on the "Seam" of Muslim and Jewish sections of Jerusalem, and yet all of the museum descriptions were in English and Hebrew, without accessibility to Arabic speakers. There were no artists from the Arab world, and most exhibits were from the West- which would be fine, except that the majority of pieces involved female oppression in the Arab world and veiling in religious traditions, particularly Islam. This is an important issue, and the art was very impactful, but this discourse came from western artists and I couldn't help but feel that Arab women were left out of the conversation, and were instead just used as a voiceless subject throughout the museum. As someone who was excited to attend this museum, and still enjoyed my visit but just has a few remarks, I would love to see this institution improve its ability to represent the "Seam" with a bit more thought, perhaps by adding Arabic descriptions and including Arab artists more in their galleries alongside Israeli and western creators.

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Seamless exhibition of diversity
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 29, 2018

The Museum sits in what used to be a military surveillance point, just on the border between East and West Jerusalem. It's surrounded by the Jewish Orthodox neighbourhood of Mea Shearim and the mostly Palestinean areas across the street that used to divide the city. Thus the name is truly purposeful. The building and the views...

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The Museum sits in what used to be a military surveillance point, just on the border between East and West Jerusalem. It's surrounded by the Jewish Orthodox neighbourhood of Mea Shearim and the mostly Palestinean areas across the street that used to divide the city. Thus the name is truly purposeful. The building and the views from the small holes for weaponry is worth some time. And the exhibition was carefully curated, alongside themes, in this case women and their place in modern society. A small museum in a great location to spend big time. A must every time you visit the city.

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