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Exhibition Halls:
40 Misgav Ladach Street

40 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: 972-153-2-6274529

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). There are 2 lion sculptures at the top of the stairs. At the top of the stairs turn left to Misgav Ladach Street. Several steps from the corner, on the right side, you will see "The Holy Temple Visitors Center."

From the Jewish Quarter Parking Lot (bus #38, 38A, 83)

Walk through the parking lot, passing the Sephardic Center on your right. Walk to the central square of the Jewish Quarter. In the center of the square you will see the Temple Institute's Golden Menorah. 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.
  • Entrance fee includes a Sound and Light presentation, narrated by the Temple Institute's English Director of International Department, Rabbi Chaim Richman. This audio explanation, heard by the whole group together (not headsets), guides the group though the 3 exhibit halls with a film at the end. The length of the tour is about 50 minutes.
  • Guided audio tours in the following languages: English, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Italian, German, Romanian, Chinese (Mandarin), Cantonese, Korean, and Amharic.

  • All visits require advance booking and prepaying for entrance fee.


  • TO SUBMIT A RESERVATION REQUEST PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM. (Click on the word "FORM" to open the link.)
  • If you would like to place a reservation for a visit within 48 hours - please call our office directly by calling: 972-(0)2-626-4545
  • Note: The reservation department is operative Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
  • To contact our office: Telephone: 972-(0)2-626-4545, E-mail: OR Fax: 972-153-2-627-4529
  • Admission:

    • Adult / Child: 35 ILS
    • Children up to 3 years, no admission fee
    • Disabled: 30 ILS
    • Groups numbering 15 people or more: 30 ILS per individual
    • Groups numbering 15 people or more, that reserve with the office at least 1 day in advance: 25 ILS per individual
    • Please note: If your party numbers less than the full capacity of a group, other visitors may be joining the reserved audio tour.
    • A private tour with a guide (instead of the audio tour) is an additional 200 ILS. Length of guided tour: approx. 1 hour.

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