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Ayalon Institute Museum, Rehovot

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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. To visit Ayalon Institute Museum on your trip to Rehovot, use our Rehovot tourist route planner.
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  • We added this to our itinerary at the last minute and are SO GRATEFUL to have had the opportunity to visit and hear the incredible story of what happened here from 1945-1948. Absolutely incredible. No...  more »
  • Anyone interested in the history of Israel MUST visit this place. The tour is not long. However, it is extremely important and informative. A lot of people do not know that people had to make their ow...  more »
  • This is a great museum that tells the fascinating story of how a secret bullet factory was created right under the noses (and feet) of both other kibbutz members and the British Army in the years befo...  more »

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