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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.

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Photos of the Yad Vashem Campus

Aerial view of Yad Vashem
Aerial view of Yad Vashem

Square of Hope
Square of Hope

Administration and Research Building
Administration and Research Building

Visitors in the Holocaust History Museum
Visitors in the Holocaust History Museum

The Holocaust History Museum
The Holocaust History Museum

The new Holocaust History Museum's nine underground galleries tell the story of the Shoah from the point of view of the Jews. The chronological and thematic narrative is punctuated by a look into the worlds of Jews who lived - and died - under the Nazis and their collaborators. The exhibits incorporate a wide variety of original artifacts, testimonies, photographs, documentation, art, multimedia, and video art.

Visitors in the Holocaust History Museum
Visitors in the Holocaust History Museum

Visitors in the Hall of Names
Visitors in the Hall of Names

View of the Hall of Names
View of the Hall of Names

The names and personal details of millions of victims have been recorded on Pages of Testimony, symbolic tombstones filled out by survivors in memory of their loved ones, and preserved in the Hall of Names. In an ongoing effort to collect more names before it is too late, Yad Vashem asks the public to assist in this sacred mission.

Visitor in the Hall of Names
Visitor in the Hall of Names

The Museum of Holocaust Art
The Museum of Holocaust Art

The new Holocaust Art Museum exhibits the world's largest collection of art created in ghettos, camps, hideouts, and other places where artistic endeavor was nearly impossible. These works reflect the very spirit of the victims and survivors. The Holocaust Art Museum also contains the world's first computerized archive and information center regarding Shoah art and artists.

The Learning Center
The Learning Center

The Learning Center allows visitors to explore historical, thematic, and moral dilemmas and issues related to the Shoah. Through directed and independent learning, computer stations provide access to a wide range of information from internationally recognized historians, philosophers, and Yad Vashem's knowledge base. The Learning Center is open to organized groups, independent groups, and individuals.

The Learning Center
The Learning Center

The Synagogue at Yad Vashem
The Synagogue at Yad Vashem

The new Synagogue is a fitting place for visitors to say Kaddish for departed loved ones, for private prayer, communal worship, and memorial services for lost communities. Ritual artifacts rescued from destroyed synagogues in Europe adorn the building.

Visitors in the Visual Center
Visitors in the Visual Center

The Visual Center enables groups or individuals to view Shoah-related visual materials on large or personal screens. These include documentaries, feature films, and survivor testimonies taken by Yad Vashem and other organizations. Prominent among these is the Visual History Collection of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

The International School for Holocaust Studies
The International School for Holocaust Studies

Eternal flame in the Hall of Remembrance
Eternal flame in the Hall of Remembrance

An imposing, tent-like basalt structure that allows visitors to pay their respects to the memories of the martyred dead. On the floor are the names of 22 Nazi murder sites - extermination and concentration camps, transit camps and killing sites - chosen from the hundreds of murder sites that existed throughout Europe. A memorial flame burns continuously, next to a crypt containing ashes of victims brought from the extermination camps.

The Reading Room in the Archives building
The Reading Room in the Archives building

Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations
Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations

The Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations
The Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations

Warsaw Ghetto Square - Wall of Remembrance
Warsaw Ghetto Square - Wall of Remembrance

Cattle Car - Memorial to the Deportees
Cattle Car - Memorial to the Deportees

Pillar of Heroism
Pillar of Heroism

Children's Memorial
Children's Memorial

The Valley of the Communities
The Valley of the Communities

The Valley is a massive 2.5 acre monument literally dug out of the natural bedrock. The names of over 5,000 Jewish communities that were destroyed or barely survived in the Holocaust are engraved on its 107 walls. In the center of the monument stands Beit Hakehillot, which houses a gallery for temporary exhibitions. Visitors can also see a short film there, depicting the world that was.

The Valley of the Communities
The Valley of the Communities

Inside the Children's Memorial
Inside the Children's Memorial

View from the balcony upon exiting the Holocaust History Museum
View from the balcony upon exiting the Holocaust History Museum

Monument to the Jewish Soldiers and Partisans who fought against Nazi Germany
Monument to the Jewish Soldiers and Partisans who fought against Nazi Germany

Yad Vashem Candelabra
Yad Vashem Candelabra

Visitors Center at night
Visitors Center at night