Palmach Museum, Tel Aviv

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Palmach Museum commemorates the role of the Palmach, the elite combat force of the "Haganah," the underground army of the Jewish residents of the British Mandate in Palestine before the establishment of the state of Israel. The striking modern building was designed by Israeli architects Zvi Hecker and Rafi Segal, and contains the exhibit, laid out over several rooms in a display that integrates video, artifacts, and documents with personal narrative history. Visitors must arrange in advance to join one of the group tours through the museum, which are offered in multiple languages and last 90 minutes. Use our Tel Aviv trip planner to add Palmach Museum and other attractions to your Tel Aviv vacation plans.
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  • We visited this museum after having a terrible experience at another museum in Tel Aviv that day. We were in Tel Aviv a day prior to our group tour and were looking for something that was not on our t...  more »
  • This visit stirs up emotions on why the Nation Israel is what it is today. They might falter but they won't fall. A visit here will let you know why the Isrealis are resilient and how God works throug...  more »
  • The museum, through the medium of personal stories, points out how precarious was the Jewish triumph in the 1948 war of independence.  more »
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  • The story of the museum was very educational and involving. I'm not sure how much the rotating stage in the last room added to the experience but the rest felt well paced and intense
  • Great experience overall. Get's a bit long at the end but you really get an idea of the war and what it was like day to day for those who volunteered despite the prohibition against it. nicely done
  • A great experience! I was fascinated by the interactive displays as they wove together the story of the palmach and the founding of the state of Israel while drawing in all five of the senses into the story!
  • Amazing place to visit and learn about the Palmach. Be sure to visit the photograph room. It's not pictures hanging on a wall. Its very special
  • Growing up in the 70's/80's, I wasn' aware of the specifics of how Israel came into being. The attack by 5 Arab nations on the very day of Israel's founding was amazing to learn about. Even more astounding was the world's silence and inaction in response. Visiting the Palmach Museum and Independence Hall, and learning about the Palmach was a remarkable way to put the pieces together and understand how the scrappy, disparate remnants of the world's Jews that washed up on these shores, were able, finally, to take their destiny into their own hands. Now I understand better the determination required to make this happen. I also understand better what makes Israeli's different - how each of them is responsible for their nation's security and well being. In the days of the Palmach, they were responsible, each of them, for it's birth. Fascinating to anyone interested in history, no matter your polical or religious perspective. Visited December 2016
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