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Ayalon Institute Museum, Rehovot

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4.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a fun museum with the guided tour essential (they don't let people go down alone and you want to hear the stories behind the factory structure). It is an inspiring story of ingenuity and neces...  read more »
  • I was with a group of young adults there. We were impressed but the history, management, touring. It is really worth to insert a stop here. You can get a good look in the time before and after the establishment of the State in Israel.
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  • המקום חשוב להמחיש את ההסטוריה הנלמדת לבני הנוער. כאן יוכלו לראות באופן מוחשי כיצד הצליחו ליצר נשק ולהלחם על הקמת המדינה 
  • Never heard about this place before. Well preserved history and guided tour of secret bullet factory. Fantastic guides tell some of the funny yet serious stories of what happened here before the 1948 war.
  • Cool historical sight of Israel. It makes for a nice tour. Bring your family and enjoy!
  • Amazing story. One of the hidden gems of Zionist history
  • A top secret site from 1948 where Jews produced in secret rifle bullets in anticipation for the big war against the Arabs, despite British prohibitions. The plant was well hidden beneath a laundry and a bakery complex.
  • Great exhibit for tourists.
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