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Ein Yael Living Museum

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Address: | Opposite the Biblical Zoo, Refaim Valley, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 2-645-1866
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Ein Yael is a hands-on, outdoor attraction, where children participate in...

Ein Yael is a hands-on, outdoor attraction, where children participate in workshops teaching ancient handicrafts, such as basket weaving, pottery making, mosaics, olive pressing, and more.

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open air living museum JERUSALEM

The origin of YALU Spring connecting to the Refaim streamJust across the road to the Jerusalem ZOO, Site of an old farm dating to the time of the First Temple 7th Century B.C.,ON... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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519 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The origin of YALU Spring connecting to the Refaim streamJust across the road to the Jerusalem ZOO, Site of an old farm dating to the time of the First Temple 7th Century B.C.,ON TOP Remains of a Roman period VILLA RUSTICA Style farm with some mosaics and roman baths.Nice living exhibition of weaving,pottery,painting,olive oil production,old time vinery,cosmetics and old time... More 

Thank airport2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

There is a good amount of hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits and performances (most recreating ancient times) at this place. It is best for children age 10 and younger- very good for them. There is of course walking to the different areas, and it is not too stroller friendly (surprising given the target age here). The cost is reasonable and the... More 

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West Hempstead, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Always a great activity for kids. They get to do hands on activities such as basket weaving, wine pressing, making bricks, creating beautiful mosaics etc... the staff is very friendly and helpful and gave us a great tour of the grounds.

Thank dbench
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153 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This was not the most impressive place at first glance but turned out to be a lot of fun for the kids. They had archery, basket weaving, pottery, a petting zoo and lots of other activities for the kids. Signage was not so clear so it was a little confusing getting around. Also, not everyone guiding the activity spoke English,... More 

Thank Gloria L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Ein Yael is a spacious terraced area shaded by big trees and planted as a biblical garden, with figs, pomegranates,almonds, grapes, etc. It's based on a Byzantine Villa centered around a fresh water spring. The ancient canals distributing the water to the agricultural fields still exist, as well as some mosaic floors, a bath, and a Roman street, turned into... More 

Thank sarah a
Jerusalem, Israel
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

This is a sprawling site of long tree-shaded terraces and a few ancient stone structures, where family activities are held on holidays or for organized groups (or catered events). These include all sorts of fun clay activities, pita-baking, weaving with wool, and on special occasions a full-blown reconstruction of BC life, complete with artisans and their walk-in workshops. The activities... More 

Thank MrsC123456
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Brilliant day out with Grandchildren aged 5 and 3. Hands on activities for kids with plenty of places for tired grandparents to rest. Fun day baking Pita in open air ovens, basket weaving and making paper. Show time with an entertaining kids' show. Picnic areas and real goats and donkeys to pet and feed. Adults pay less than children and... More 

Thank 365Tourist
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

The kids made Pita, a mosaic, a little basket, pottery, painted with natural colors. There is a lot to do. Bring your own food and drinks, as there is nothing to buy.

Thank FCB-CH-Meister
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

It was our family visit - 40-,39-,7.5- and 3.5-year old persons. All of us enjoyed a lot! We made mosaic fragments, knit a mouse carpets :), weaved baskets of wood, sculpted, painted etc! It was our the 3-rd visit, and for sure not the last one! There is a little zoo park in place. And flora is very impressive as... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

I could not believe how ideal this place was for my hyperactive 8 year old boy and his friends. We went during Passover with 3 families. The trick to going places with kids during Israeli holidays is to get there when it opens. There was pottery, basket weaving, archery, a market set up, and a play. The place was very... More 

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