Yad Vashem (Hebrew: יָד וַשֵׁם; literally, “a monument and a name”) is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. It is dedicated to preserving the memory of the deceased; honoring the Jews who fought against the Nazi oppressors and Gentiles who selflessly aided Jews in need. Yad Vashem is situated on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem.
Entrance to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum is via the Holland Junction, on Herzl Boulevard opposite the entrance to Mount Herzl and the descent to Ein Kerem.
Getting to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum by Light Rail
Take the Light Rail from any of the stations and exit the Mount Herzl station which is the final stop. From here there is a free shuttle that continuously runs between Mount Herzl and Yad Vashem during the opening hours. The shuttle makes six stops along its route on the Yad Vashem campus. You can also walk from the Mount Hertzl Light Rail stop. This is an easy 10-minute walk downhill from Mount Hertzl to the museum.
Free Tour on Fridays
There is a Drop-in Tour in English Every Friday
This guided tour covers the history, memory and personal stories of the museum.
When: Friday Language: English Time: 10:00 Cost: 32 NIS
Registration and meeting point: Yad Vashem Visitors’ Center
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Wednesday 06:30 – 18:00
Thursday 08:30 – 20:00
Friday and Holiday Eves 08:30 – 14:00
Tel: +972 2-644-3802 | Visit@yadvashem.org.il
Address: Har Hazikaron P.O. Box 3477. Jerusalem 9103401