Useful Visitor Information
Opening Hours of the Museum
Sun - Thurs: 10:00 - 17:00
Fri: 10:00 - 14:00
Adult: 36 NIS
Maale Adumim Resident: 30 NIS
Student (upon presenting student card): 26 NIS
Senior Citizen/ Disabled/ Soldier/Child
(up to age 17): 18 NIS
Tour Guides, journalists & writers
(upon presenting credentials): Free
Groups (11 people or more)
Adult in group: 26 NIS
Senior in group: 18 NIS
Groups of up to 50 people: 400 NIS
Above 50 people: 500 NIS, If group is divided into two groups: 700 NIS
Guiding by visiting lecturer in English, Arabic, French or Russian: 800 NIS
Hospitality Packages “Luncheon on the Grass” *
This package includes - Entrance to museum, a unique guided tour (a journey through the life of the artist, the stories behind the paintings, and the motifs from the world of Kabbalah & the ancient Jewish heritage), and an authentic Israeli meal.
Groups booking through tour agents and tour guides: 65 NIS per person
(minimum of 25 people)
Private groups: 80 NIS per person
(minimum of 15 people)
Small private groups of up to 5 people: 700 NIS all inclusive
* ”Luncheon on the Grass” is an Israeli meal named after the painting by Moshe Castel, which he painted indifferent versions and which describes the natural surroundings and picnicking in the latter part of the 20th century in the Land of Israel. The luncheon is served on large ethnic-style trays and includes Jerusalem bagels (baigela), Druze laffas, fresh vegetables, labane, hummus with olive oil, zaatar and hot beverages.
This package is highly recommended and receives wonderful feedback as it creates a unique way for the visitor to enter into the authentic atmosphere which Castel experienced in his youth, before the State of Israel was established, the families that enjoyed being out in nature, the workers that harvested the olives, and people eating with their hands, dipping their pita in the hummus and labane…
Location and Transportation
The address of the museum: 1 Museum Street, Maale Adumim
(previously 23 HaHatzotzra Street)
To arrive by car: From Jerusalem via Route 1 (Dead Sea Highway), at exit veer right to Maale Adumim, then veer left to Maale Adumim Center which will pass through the checkpoint and end at traffic circle with white dove fountain. Turn left at fountain and continue straight until reaching traffic circle #6, turn left and continue on road as it winds to the right, approximately 2 kilometers until reaching the museum on the right side of the road,
opposite the breathtaking view of Jerusalem and the Judean Desert.
Bus lines: 174 and 175. To clarify bus stops and timetable, call Egged at *2800
Handicapped parking and accessibility - there is an elevator to second floor, entrance is wheelchair accessible.