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  1. 5.0

    I have been there a few times. It is definitely best with a group and a guide. The tablet self tour is confusing and boring.
    The 3D was the highlight every time. Everyone, adults and kids lived it.

  2. 5.0

    We went with ages 3-10 and they all enjoyed it. It was a much more interactive experience for us than what you described

  3. 5.0

    My grandchildren & children enjoyed the experience. Best way to see it is with a docent (tour guide); better than the self-guided tour with the tablet.

  4. 3.0

    Fascinating that there’s such a range of experiences! The building and displays are certainly beautiful. Though I have yet to see evidence of a connection with Judaism beyond brief mentions of the Temple here and there, I’m happy to admit that for people who adore staring at instruments, this museum might be fun. Oh — forgot to add: there is only one tiny 3-stall bathroom three flights down in the basement. This makes a difference if you’re all the way upstairs with a 10-year-old who suddenly has to go. The bathroom is shared with restaurants outside, and on a crowded day like when we were there, there can be a wait. I don’t think they should be allowed to build a museum with this capacity and provide such a substandard facility.

  5. 5.0

    Went with my kids and niece and nephews and we had a great time. We had an English tour guide who explained everything room by room and we all got to try instruments. We didn’t prebook, we just showed up. Maybe it was a quiet day.

  6. 5.0

    I took my 11yo last year.he loved it….

  7. 5.0

    Galia Joe Berry We loved this museum. When you take their organized tour they allow you to play some of the instruments

  8. 5.0

    I loved this museum & spent hours there with my adult daughter on a self guided tour. I don’t think kids would enjoy it

  9. 5.0

    I will admit that yesterday, when we visited, it was a balagan… too many people showing up all at once. However, looking at reviews, it seems like that kind of situation isn’t as rare as it should be. We actually had a personal guide because I was there as a journalist, with the kids tagging along. The guide indeed demonstrated the instruments but there was very little connection to Judaism or Hebrew music, as the name of the museum suggests. My kids said if you like looking at instruments and maybe hearing them and trying a few out, it might be worthwhile. There are a few bells and whistles, like the VR thing and a couple of games, so it’s not a total loss for kids. But the main thing you will do if you go there is stare at instruments. We also didn’t pay so I’m not taking the cost into consideration; if we had, I might have been even more critical.

  10. 5.0

    You need to go with tour guide (prebooked) that takes out some instrument and let kids play. Plus tells a lot about history. But honestly besides the VR I wasn’t that impressed either.

  11. 5.0

    Thumbs down from me and kids (10 and 13) for the newish Hebrew Music Museum in Jerusalem. Lots of instruments on display, if you enjoy wandering aimlessly and looking at musical instruments (how many kids will love THAT?). There’s a tablet with an app that many people couldn’t get to work, but all it does, mostly, is play the sounds of the instrument. The connection to Judaism or Jewish history is tenuous at best. There’s an 8 minute 3-D virtual reality headset experience of the beit hamikdash that we all enjoyed. It’s not the most high-tech, I’ve never heard of an elevator in the beit hamikdash, and the connection to the theme of music is also tenuous at best (a several-second clip out of the 8 minute movie of the Levi’im playing various instruments). Mostly, you’re just wandering around looking at instruments. Kids under 10 will probably hate it. Kids over 10, if they’re real music lovers, may have the patience to hang out there for an hour or two but will probably not relish the experience. Too bad, since I was very much looking forward to this.

  12. 5.0

    Here now. Would have been amazing if it wasn’t chol hamoaed…..Too crowded.

  13. 5.0

    MY cousins went today and LOVED it. Very hands on and fun. They said that you should try and book first as they only let in 50 people at a time.

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