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40 Misgav Ladach Street
36 Misgav Ladach Street
Jewish Quarter, Old City
Jerusalem 97500 Israel
The Temple Institute
PO Box 31876
Jerusalem, Israel 91317
Rabbi Chaim Richman Director
Yitzchak Reuven Assistant Director
Samara Hendrickson Secretary
For more information, or to plan your visit in advance,
How to Reach Us
40 Misgav Ladach Street
From the Western Wall (buses #1 & #2)
From the Western Wall plaza, walk up the stairs leading to the Jewish Quarter. (When you walk away from the Wall, the stairs are located diagonally to the left). As you ascend the steps you will see on your left the Temple Institute's Golden Menorah, which stands in Menorah Square. As you continue to ascend to the top of the stairs you will arrive at Misgav Ladach Street. Turn left and you will see before you, "The Holy Temple Visitors Center."
From the Jewish Quarter Parking Lot (bus #38 & 38A)
Walk through the parking lot, passing the Sephardic Center on your right. Walk to the central square of the Jewish Quarter. Cross the square diagonally, passing the bank on your left. Continue walking down Tiferet Yisrael Street, passing the Bagel Shop on your right. At the restaurant on the corner (at the end of the street), turn right. This is Misgav Ladach Street. Look for the sign, "The Holy Temple Visitors Center" on the right side of the street.
The exhibition halls of the Temple Institute feature:
- the vessels and instruments that have thus far been constructed for use in the rebuilt Holy Temple
- scale models of the Second Temple, the outer altar and the Ark of the Covenant
- original oil paintings portraying daily life in the Holy Temple
- Visitors Center Gift Shop, specializing in publications, films, and educational materials about the Holy Temple
Visiting Hours and Tours/Reservations
- Sunday – Thursday: 9:00 – 19:00. (Last group entrance 18:00)
- 11:30 and 15:15 (3:15) guided tours for individuals, in English.
- 12:30 and 16:30 (4:30) guided tours for individuals, in Hebrew.
- Friday, and days preceding holidays: 9:00 – 13:00.
- Fridays, guided tours for individuals, in Hebrew, 10:30.
- The Visitors center is closed each day between 14:00 -14:30.
- Closed Saturday (Shabbat)
Entrance fee at the door:
- Groups of twenty or more: 18 shekel per adult, 15 shekel per child, (from 5 to 18 years old). Guide is no extra charge.
- Groups between ten to twenty people, 25 shekel per adult, 20 shekel per child, (from 5 to 18 years old). Guide, (required), is an additional 70 shekel.
- Individuals who wish to join the prescheduled tours in English or Hebrew, 25 shekel per adult, 20 shekel per child, (from 5 to 18 years old).
- Groups numbering thirty five or more will be divided into two separate groups. The second group will enter the exhibition 15 minutes after the first group enters.
- The tour is one hour long.
Group reservations must be made in advance. To make a reservation in advance by email, please click , or write us directly at . Please designate your preferred time for your visit.
Reservations can also be made by phone or by fax: