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Museum of Taxes

  • 42 Agripas St, Jerusalem

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 7 traveler reviews
RENOVATED ORIGINAL MUSEUM
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on December 24, 2017

A very original tax museum one of this kindOriginali innagurated 1964 on Agron Street, the place of the private apartments of Waldorf Astoria today

Very interesting
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 20, 2017

This is a small museum. If you can read Hebrew, you will find it to be very interesting. It tells the overall story about taxes with se a eral personalstories of well known figures. It is a glimpse of history of the new nation, and a nice one.

A Thinking Person’s Museum – a Hidden Treasure
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 8, 2017

Each time I have visited Israel over the past few years I wanted to see the Museum of Taxes in Jerusalem. It can be visited by appointment only. For one reason or another, I was unable to coordinate with the curator. During my recent holiday I was staying on Agripas Street just down the...

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Each time I have visited Israel over the past few years I wanted to see the Museum of Taxes in Jerusalem. It can be visited by appointment only. For one reason or another, I was unable to coordinate with the curator. During my recent holiday I was staying on Agripas Street just down the road from the Museum and was determined to connect and visit, and so I did. This was one of four museums I visited during my stay in Israel this time. It was head and shoulders above the others. The Museum has moved from its original location and is fresh and charming. In contrast to other museums that keep popping up in Jerusalem which rely on the bells and whistles of technology and are low in content, this one is rich in information while still being visually appealing. I was lucky enough to have a tour of the Museum with Mira- who is also the museum’s curator. I actually had an hour and a half private tour! The displays are largely in Hebrew and my tour was in Hebrew (my preference), but I understand that Mira can do the tour just as easily in English. I was drawn to the Museum as I am an accountant who works specifically in tax, but one most certainly need NOT be an accountant to enjoy this richly curated display of documents, letters and physical artifacts. The stronger one’s knowledge of history, literature, Hebrew and Bible, the more enjoyable this Museum would be. I would strongly recommend going on the tour with Mira and not going on a self-guided tour. She is able to share additional rich information and is able to draw out the humour and irony in various documents and displays. I would most definitely revisit this Museum and would highly recommend it to someone who loves history and likes to ask questions. Young children should wait until they are older to visit. The Museum of Taxes does not have regular hours and may be a bit difficult to find, but it is well worth making the effort to visit. In addition, for some inexplicable reason- this outstanding museum has no admission fee! Thank you Mira. I have visited many museums in Israel over many years- the Museum of Taxes in Jerusalem is my favorite.

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