Israel Defense Forces History Museum, Tel Aviv

Categories: Military Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
The Israel Defense Forces History Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of Israel's military, from the underground organizations active during the British Mandate for Palestine to the modern Israel Defense Forces. The museum is located in southern Tel Aviv, next to the Jaffa Railway Station.
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  • This museum is spread out in several buildings and some outdoor exhibits. It is quite thorough and very well put together. Combined with the Haganah museum, you can get a good picture of the effort th...  read more »
  • This is one of the best museums offering Israel (after the Museum of Yad Vashem Holocaust, of course). It offers a vast amount of various exhibition rooms and a courtyard with tanks used in wars, from the war of independence up to 6 days. Needed several hours to see it all, since it has many rooms: one dedicated to the historical characters of Israel (Moshe Dayan, Isaac Rabin...), other revolvers and guns, uniforms or military equipment. Only you can criticize that some of the panels are only in Hebrew. Important note: you can purchase a ticket combined for only 20 shekels (around 5 euros), which allows you to visit 4 museums with the same input. That you can visit are the Museum of the Haganah (the embryo of the current israeli army), Irgun and Lehi (these two latest terrorist groups that attacked the British during the mandate). Highly recommended. You should not go without seeing it and even less if you want to understand the history of Israel.
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  • First I want to say that's interested in history that is my opinion very beneficial Haganah before to see because it is to be the successor of the Haganah in the IDF Museum. Who besides the purely military material also concerns the history, particularly in their chronological sequence probably to the audio guide (10 NIS) not come around (but not German but apart from Hebrew into English, French and Russian). This is a chronologically through the exhibition as not quite the historical sequence is similar to the numbering of the halls and outdoor areas. What has shocked me a little is that the one country that is so proud of his army operates such a museum where many exhibits are in deplorable condition. All in all you should be here at least take 3 hours time.
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  • Nice museum. Pretty boring at some parts.
  • Very interesting
  • Very interesting, and touching to learn with what simple weapons and improvising Israel had to defend itself in the beginning
  • very interesting. a lot of historical weapons.
  • Very interesting
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