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Old Yishuv Court Museum

  • +972-72-3290748
  • 6 Or HaHayim St, Jerusalem
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum (Photo: Ran Arda)
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum (Photo: Ran Arda)
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum (Photo: Ran Arda)
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum (Photo: Ran Arda)
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum (Photo: Ran Arda)
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum (Photo: Ran Arda)
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum (Photo: Ran Arda)
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum (Photo: Ran Arda)
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum (Photo: Yael Herman)
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum (Photo: Yael Herman)
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum (Photo: Yael Herman)

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 24 traveler reviews
Worthwhile for first time or multiple visitor to Jerusalem
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 15, 2019

We had some time to fill on our last day before flying home and wanted to do something new - not easy when you have been to Jerusalem many times before. This place was great to fill perhaps 90 minutes (although I didn't notice how long we actually spent). It's small but there are...

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We had some time to fill on our last day before flying home and wanted to do something new - not easy when you have been to Jerusalem many times before. This place was great to fill perhaps 90 minutes (although I didn't notice how long we actually spent). It's small but there are lots of videos and interactive signs to read and scroll through. It tells the story of Jewish families living in the Old City for hundreds of years and of the integration of Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews from the 19th Century onwards, as well as the expulsion of Jews by the Jordanians in 1948. Filled with furniture and the tools of the various trades plied by Jews, there's lots to see, so you could be in and out in 30 minutes or two hours if you wanted.

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historical compound
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 27, 2019

The word "court" in the name refers to an inner courtyard. The Museum contains the remains of two former Old City synagogues -- The 16th century HaAri Synagogue, named after the Kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria, and the 19th century Or HaHayim Synagogue. The rooms in the 500-year-old building are furnished ...

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The word "court" in the name refers to an inner courtyard. The Museum contains the remains of two former Old City synagogues -- The 16th century HaAri Synagogue, named after the Kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria, and the 19th century Or HaHayim Synagogue. The rooms in the 500-year-old building are furnished to demonstrate what life was like at the time of Ottoman Empire, 19th Century, and the British Mandate period. You'll see items from everyday life, from both Ashkenazi and Sephardi culture. Don't miss the mothers'' bedroom with the canopy delivery bed and the crib festooned with blue ribbons (I expected to see red ones.). .In the courtyard you will see kids' games (tug o'war, sack races, etc.), a Primus stove,and other household "appliances." An excellent choice for a family outing to the Jewish Quarter since it can be visited in an hour or less.

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Interesting museum...
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 19, 2019

This is a great, small museum that gives you a thorough understanding of what life was like in the walled city throughout history. The person at the desk had a brochure in English but she was otherwise unable to converse other than in Hebrew. She was friendly.

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