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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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The new Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem - FACTS & FIGURES

15 March 2005


  • The new Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem is four times the size of the original historical museum it is replacing. The new museum spans some 4,200 square meters.
  • Throughout the new museum an emphasis has been placed on presenting the history of the Holocaust from a human perspective - featuring approximately 90 personal stories from the point of view of the Jews
  • The new museum contains over 2,500 items including authentic artifacts and document, as well as:
    • Over 100 video screens displaying testimony from individual survivors and film clips which were produced specifically for the new museum
    • Over 280 art works are presented throughout the museum

    Over 65 witness testimonies were filmed specifically for inclusion in the new museum.

  • The new museum makes revolutionary use of multimedia presentation to present the historical narrative together with the personal stories. There are two presentations of video art – the ‘Jewish World’ before the Holocaust by Michal Rovner at the beginning of the museum, and the ‘Epilgoue’ by Uri Tzaig.
  • Over 600 photographs of victims and fragments of Pages of Testimony feature in the new Hall of Names.
  • The new Holocaust History Museum is only part of the new museum complex. The redevelopment also includes the new Museum of Holocaust Art, a new Exhibition Pavilion, a Synagogue, a Visual Center and a Learning Center.
  • It took over 10 years to plan and build the new museum complex.
  • The cost of building the new Holocaust History Museum was over $40 million.
  • Over 40 high level international delegations will be participating in the new museum’s inauguration ceremony on March 15.
  • The visionary and chief curator of the new museum is Avner Shalev.
  • The building’s architect is world renowned Moshe Safdie.
  • The designer of the new museum and exhibits is Dorit Harel.