Days out in Jerusalem

The Museum of the Seam

About The Museum of the Seam

The Museum on the Seam is the first socio-political museum in Israel. The Museum of the Seam displays some of the best contemporary art. The Museum of the Seam is located in an historical building that served as a military outpost on the edge of Jerusalem’s Old City, on the seam line between east and west when the city was divided (1948-1967). The museum’s rooftop has one of Jerusalem’s most magnificent views.

Through the works of artists from Israel and abroad, who respond to the stress and tension between and within groups, the museum invites the visitors to examine the degree of influence of the social environment on the individual and vice versa.

Between the local and the universal, between pluralism and extreme ideologies, the message of the museum calls for listening and discussion, for accepting the other and those different from us and respect for our fellow man and his liberty.

The Museum is visited by thousands every year and has received international acclaim; it is highly recommended by the Lonely Planet guide to Israel, was selected by the New York Times as one of the leading 29 art venues around the world, and was chosen by the National Geographic as one of the most unique museums around the world.

The museum is situated in a building that was built in 1932 by Barmki family. Following the war of 1948 until the six days war of 1967, the building served as an army outpost on the border between Israel and Jordan alongside the Mandelbaum Gate, that connected the divided city of Jerusalem.

Museum of the Seam – Visiting Hours

Sunday – Thursday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Entry Fee

Adult, 30 NIS

Students/ Senior Citizens, 25 NIS

Groups (15-25 people): Adults, 25 NIS ; Students/ Senior Citizens, 20 NIS (per person)

Getting to the Museum of the Seam


4 Chel Handasa Street, Jerusalem, 91016

TEL +972-2-628-1278

FAX +972-2-627-7061

Web site: Museum on the Seam

Buses # 6, 30, 23, 19, 2, 15

Jerusalem Light Rail stop: Shivtei Yisrael

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