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Ayalon Institute Museum, Rehovot

(4.8/5 based on 280+ 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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  • Very good place to learn about and appreciate the history of this group of young people who sacrifice their lives for the country
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  • מכון אילון מציג מפעל לייצור תחמושת קלה, עבור רובים ותת-מקלעים שהיו בשימוש בתקופת מלחמת עולם השניה ובזמן המאבק להקמת מדינת ישראל. מדהים לראות איך הצליחו צעירים לעבוד ולייצר תחמושת חיונית כל-כך עבור האר...  more »
  • Excellent guide, fascinating story, super interesting site for kids and adults. Loved our visit. The facility includes very interesting real machines used at that time, the movie was very informative ...  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!