Burnt House Museum (Katros House)

Museums, History Jerusalem Old City
Burnt House Museum (aka Katros House)
© Tamar Hayerdeni

A testimony to the Jewish resistance against the Romans.

This museum is the former house of the Katros family, a priestly family mentioned in the Talmud, which was burnt when Jerusalem was captured by the Romans. A set of rooms from the end of the Second Temple period was discovered following the Six Day War, along with remnants of furniture, vessels and coins. The Burnt House screens a film (in both Hebrew and English) that dramatizes the final days of the Katros family, holed up in the house as the Romans closed in. Here, visitors can learn about the revolt against the Romans and the struggle of the Jewish community leading up to the construction of the Second Temple.


Venue name: Burnt House Museum (Katros House)
Address: 13 Tif'eret Israel St

Opening hours: Sun 10:00-17:00, Mon-Thu 09:00-17:00, Fri 09:00-13:00
Price: Single admission adult NIS 29, child NIS 15, handicapped NIS 15, seniors NIS 15, student NIS 15
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