Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem, The World Center for Holocaust Research, Education, Documentation and Commemoration, was established in 1953, and according to the law of the State of Israel it is the national museum and world center dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, as well as for documenting the memories of the Jewish people from the Holocaust, and passing on their legacy and memorial to the next generations.

There are four pillars of memory according to the museum’s principals: commemoration, documentation, education and research and advertising. All of these principals are followed by the museum.

The visitors at the Yad Vashem Museum will discover that apart from the historical part of the Museum dealing with the Holocaust, there is also the Museum for Holocaust Art, the exhibition pavilion of Yad Vashem, the Yad Vashem Educational Center, the library and archives, the repository of victims names and more.

The museum is located on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, next to Mount Herzl. For the convenience of Yad Vashem's visitors, there is a free of charge shuttle service going back and forth between Mount Herzl and Yad Vashem, available on the Museum's working hours.

Contact Information

Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroism Remembrance Authority, Mount of Remembrance

+972 2 6443600


Opening hours
Sunday - Wednesday: 9:00 to 17:00
Thursday: 9:00 to 20:00
Fridays and holiday eves: 9:00 to 14:00