Ayalon Institute Museum, Rehovot

Take a guided tour of Ayalon Institute Museum, a reconstruction of a hidden bullet factory that played a crucial role in Israel's struggle for independence. The secret factory was established in 1946 and was situated 8 m (25 ft) underground, its entrance disguised by a kibbutz laundry room. On a visit to the historic site, you can hear the story of the 45 men and women who risked everything by working tirelessly on the loud and dangerous ammunition-making machines. Planning Rehovot trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • This locale had been recommended and was well worth the trip. I've seen movies about the War for Independence and know a good deal of Israeli history, but seeing this underground ammunition facility s...  more »
  • Could never tell from the top, but this facility helped Israel survive and eventually become a State. The story is fascinating and very well told. Definitely worth going out of your way to see. Need r...  more »
  • There used to be a bullet factory hidden below ground on a kibbutz near Tel Aviv. A number of young men and women put their lives and well being at risk to work in a plant producing bullets which were...  more »
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  • Fantastic visit we loved it...A real hidden gem....Booking is necessary as you have to go with a tour guide to access the museum due to its layout... Highly recommended
  • WELL KEPT SECRET. WOW! What a wonderful experience it is to visit the Ayalon Institute! The little-known history of the bravery demonstrated there is inspiring to this day. Unknown to me until my 6th or 7th visit to Israel, I was knocked out by this place. I now visit the Ayalon Institute whenever I visit Israel with a first-timer. The pioneers who made this place are true heros of Israel- the country would not exist without them. The direct effect they had on the creation of this country cannot be overstated. We don't have such opportunities in today's world, except through military service. But I digress... To be able to stand in these rooms, under eucalyptus trees that stood here when, see, imagine, learn of the commitments and sacrifices made for a profound cause that still matters now, is fascinating and the experience is unforgettable.
  • Amazing tour. This was a huge perspective changer. Worth the drive!
  • Quick tour, but thorough. Nice grounds. Price is a bit steep at 27nis per adult, but certainly worth a visit.
  • Amazing tour, I learned something that I've never heard of before.

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