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Palmach Museum, Tel Aviv

(4.7/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Palmach Museum into our Tel Aviv trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is an audio-visual presentation, which is accompanied and must be booked in advance. It's not really a museum, though there are a few war art exhibits and a wonderful archive and photo gallery of...  more »
  • I was the only English visitor on the 11am Friday tour but the army girl guide could not be more helpful and sat with me one to one to explain the history of the Palmach in perfect English for 20 mins...  more »
  • Must go by reserved tour. Very moving experience. Feel like you are in that time and place. Audio guides translate well. 
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  • A must for everyone who can arrange for a guided visit. You should register in advance to join a group visit but you may also just go ad-hoc and hope to join a group who may have some space left (just make sure you somewhat understand the language of the tour guide). The museum immerses you fully into Israel's pioneer past and is also technically just great!!!
  • Great place to leran about the Palmach: The Israeli Special Forces, before the foundation of Israel. Discover how they combined work with war and education, to enshore the ability to create the state of Israel.
  • Amazing. Must visit for all Israelis (even more so - kids), and Zionist Jews. Unique interactive experience walks you through the experience of joining the "Palmach". You will feel you're part of the team. The newer exhibition regarding holocaust survivors fighting in Israel's independence war is also very recommended.
  • Amazing! The best museum in Israel... I was crying there... Heroes of Israel are touching you. Its so emotional!
  • Best moseum in tlv! A must go museum!