Copyright Information

World Members Map

Internet TV:
 Light to the Nations

 Bat Melech
 Weekly Torah

Gift Shop

View Larger Map

Site Map

Mikdash Kids



































The Institute's exhibition halls are open to the public Sunday - Thursday from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM (last entrance 4:15 PM), and Fridays from 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM (last entrance 11:00 AM)... Each day, Sun - Thurs at 3:15 we offer a guided tour in English throughout the summer months... See the Tzitz - the new golden crown of the High Priest... visit the golden menora in its new location, next to the Yehudah Halevi Stairway leading to the Western Wall Plaza...

Contact us by email.

Exhibition Halls:
40 Misgav Ladach Street

36 Misgav Ladach Street
Jewish Quarter, Old City
Jerusalem 97500 Israel

Mailing Address:
The Temple Institute
PO Box 31876
Jerusalem, Israel 91317

Tel: 972-(0)2-6264545
Fax: 972-(0)2-6274529

International Department:
Rabbi Chaim Richman Director
Yitzchak Reuven Assistant Director
Samara Hendrickson Secretary

Tel: 972-(0)2-6242566
Fax: 972-(0)2-6242558

For more information, or to plan your visit in advance, email us

How to Reach Us

40 Misgav Ladach Street

From the Western Wall (buses #1 & #3)

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 right 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, 8, 83)

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.


Exhibition Halls

The exhibition halls of the Temple Institute feature:

  1. the vessels and instruments that have thus far been constructed for use in the rebuilt Holy Temple
  2. scale models of the Second Temple, the outer altar and the Ark of the Covenant
  3. original oil paintings portraying daily life in the Holy Temple
  4. Visitors Center Gift Shop, specializing in publications, films, and educational materials about the Holy Temple

The Temple Institute's Holy Temple Visitors' Center Welcomes You!

Visiting Hours and Tours

  • Open: Sun.-Thurs. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Fri. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
  • It is advisable to arrive at least 1 hour before closing time.
  • Individuals and groups of up to 20 people do not require advance booking.
  • During visiting hours, personal audio headsets with English-language explanation are provided for self-guided tours without prior reservation.
  • It is advisable to check with the office one day prior to your visit just to make sure that there are no large groups scheduled at the time that you plan to arrive.



Groups of over 20 participants are advised to book their visit in advance.

Telephone: 972-(0)2-626-4545
Fax: 972-(0)2-627-4529.

To make a group reservation in advance by email, please click Please state the preferred date & time for your visit and how many participants.

Entrance fee at the door:

  • Adult: 30 ILS
  • Child (ages 4-17): 20 ILS
  • The tour is approximately 40 minutes long.
  • Groups numbering 20 or more need to schedule a visit with the office: Tel. 02-6264545, e-mail:


View Larger Map


Temple Institute Search:  


home | about | news | events | study tools | gallery | articles | temple mt. | red heifer | donate | donors wall
contact | multimedia | newsletter/subscription | site map | store | español | francais | ivrit | magyar | terms of use
Universal Torah | youTube | facebook | twitter | mikdash kids | bar/bat mitzvah


The Temple Institute website is an ongoing project of the International Department of the Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.
Web site hosting and programming copyright ©2000-2015, graciously provided by Electric Scribe (SM).

Web site contents, including all text and images, copyright ©1991-2015, The Temple Institute.
Reproduction in any form whatsoever, for any purpose, is strictly forbidden without written permission of the copyright holder.

All Rights Reserved.