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Museum of Taxes

  • 42 Agripas St, Jerusalem

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 10 traveler reviews
For Tax Buffs or those looking for something off-beat
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on December 1, 2019

I don’t know how many tax museums there are in the world, but Jerusalem’s must be up there with the very best! After several score visits to the city, I was looking for something a little different, and this Fit the bill. The one room museum offers a tour of taxation systems in what...

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I don’t know how many tax museums there are in the world, but Jerusalem’s must be up there with the very best! After several score visits to the city, I was looking for something a little different, and this Fit the bill. The one room museum offers a tour of taxation systems in what is now Israel over the last 2000 years.One issue is that all of the signage was in Hebrew; the museum does possess an English translation of the main Descriptions, but the subsidiary ones – – that is the descriptions of actual exhibits – – are all in Hebrew. Still, if you work for the IRS or some fraternal organization you will be in seventh heaven here! I was only slightly amused, but it was not a bad way to spend an hour or so before heading off to Machane Yehuda market for lunch. By the way, the museum does not tax you! It’s free!

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Engaging, Informative way to approach history
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on October 31, 2019

I’m totally not interested in the subject of taxes but accompanied my husband who had seen the sign a few years ago. I was amazed and immediately captivated. This is really a museum using tax documents to illustrate history in a way that is meaningful and stimulating! It’s really about subjects like bribery, human...

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I’m totally not interested in the subject of taxes but accompanied my husband who had seen the sign a few years ago. I was amazed and immediately captivated. This is really a museum using tax documents to illustrate history in a way that is meaningful and stimulating! It’s really about subjects like bribery, human rights, amusing situations, smuggling, ....and much more! Commentary is in Hebrew but Mira Dror, the person working there, is fluent in English, passionate about the exhibits, and very happy to explain everything! The entrance is marked on the outside - but it might take Mira a few minutes to get to the door (we almost gave up). I would suggest checking hours since it’s not open every day. Don’t think you have to be interested in the economy or in accounting to find this a very interesting and worthwhile visit!

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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