A short account of the Israel Museum, given by your Israel & Jerusalem private tour guide
The idea of having a national museum in Jerusalem became a reality in the early 1960’s. On the same hill upon which the government buildings, the Parliament (Knesset) and Supreme Court are built, you will also find the Israel Museum, which was opened in 1965.
Al Mansfeld, the architect who was designated for the project, designed the museum as a modular complex that would duplicate the look of an Arab village built on a hilltop.
Building the museum as a modular complex proved to be an excellent concept. In recent years, the Israel Museum has gone through extensive renovations that have transformed it into a very modern one. Experts say that the design of the Israel Museum is one of the best in the world in the way that its exhibits are staged.