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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  • Our group tour brought us here, and we're very glad they did. This little-known museum turned out to be one of the most interesting places we visited in Israel. Seeing how young students fighting for ...  more »
  • A story of courage, determination, confidentiality of endangerment. It is advisable to take the classes, kids, grandkids in the family. Tour coordination as part of team in training.
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  • This tells a previously untold story of how Israeli settlers prepared for the War for Independence by building a secret underground bullet making factory right under the noses of the British soldiers!...  more »
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  • Great experience for the entire family. Fascinating story of the secret bullet factory that was built before the establishment of the state, right under the nose of the British who were controlling the area at the time. Advance reservation required. Definitely worth it. A visit everyone in the family will enjoy! It would be a shame to miss out. *The second half of the tour involves going down a narrow spiral staircase and going back up the same way -- no elevator. Those who cannot go down hang out outside.
  • Should be part of your must visit places. The guide was wonderful. Informative and had a great sense of humour. We learnt so much about the history leading up to 1948 and after.
  • Fascinating piece of early State of Israel history. A bullet factory that was built underground hidden from the British and yet right under their nose.
  • 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
  • Very educational. Long wait lines
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