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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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  • What others wrote about the factory is pretty much correct. An amazing and interesting place and story. However, the story is deeper than the factory. It's a part of the story of the survival of the J...  more »
  • I don't know how many people know about this place but it is a must see. Very interesting tour of the place that secretly produced ammunition. 
  • The Bullet Factory built underground, under a laundry and a bakery, right under the noses of the British in the waning years of British rule. Original machines make it easy to understand the living an...  more »
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  • I have been thete a number of times with friends and family. Every time it was an amazing experience whether the tours were in English or Hebrew. Almost every guide added a different aspect to the story by injecting anecdotes from people who made that no small part of Israeli history.
  • Fantastic story. Very interestingly presented. Was well with the visit.
  • 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.
  • Fascinating history of Israel that little know about. Perfect for kids
  • Cool historical sight of Israel. It makes for a nice tour. Bring your family and enjoy!