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Ayalon Institute Museum, Rehovot
(4.8/5 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The Ayalon institute served as a clandestine ammunition factory during the British Mandate. Today, the site is being preserved and guided tours are offered by excellent guides. Make sure to book your ...  more »
  • The historical Hagana weapon manufacturing center located underground is a very interesting place. The special environment and atmosphere of this pre-state site is worthwhile visiting. for some people...  more »
  • Kids and adults loved it alike! Fascinating, empowering and inspiring. Our tour guide was fabulous and very knowledgeable too - Rita Klein. The setting is picturesque, the story incredible, and the co...  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!