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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 9:00-20:00 *
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00.

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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Pope Visits

Pope Francis

Visit of Pope Francis, 26/05/2014

Visit of Pope Francis, 26/05/2014

The Pope’s visit to Yad Vashem took place in the Hall of Remembrance, where he participated in a memorial ceremony, greeted six Holocaust survivors, delivered an address and signed the Yad Vashem Guest Book. During the memorial ceremony, the Pope rekindled the Eternal Flame and laid a wreath in memory of the victims of the Shoah. At the conclusion of the visit, he was presented with a replica of a Holocaust-era painting. More...

Pope Benedict XVI

Visit of Pope Benedict XVI, 11/05/2009

Visit of Pope Benedict XVI, 11/05/2009

Pope Benedict XVI visited Yad Vashem on May 11, 2009. Similar to the visit of his predecessor Pope John Paul II in 2000, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit took place in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem, where he participated in a memorial ceremony, delivered an address, and greeted six Holocaust survivors and a Righteous Among the Nations. More...

Visit of Pope John Paul II

Visit of Pope John Paul II, 23/03/2000

Visit of Pope John Paul II, 23/03/2000

On March 23, 2000, Pope John Paul II visited Yad Vashem. The visit took place in the Hall of Remembrance with the participation of the Prime Minister of Israel. In a moving ceremony Pope John Paul II greeted Holocaust survivors, gave an address and was presented with a special gift marking his visit.  More...