The artifacts are displayed in illuminated showcases over nine theatrical scenes that focus on three main themes of the Masada story: Herod, the Rebels, and the Roman Army.…
Historical Museums in Israel
The Turkish Bath, or Hamam al-Basha, served as an active bath house for about one hundred and fifty years beginning in the Ottoman Period.
Located in Old Acre, “Hamam al-Basha” was built at the end of the 1700s by Governor of Acre, Jazzar Pasha.
At first it was called “Hama al-Jadid” (the new Hamam), but its name was subsequently changed to Hamam al-Basha (the Pasha’s hamam), in honor of el-Jazzar.…
Treasures in the Walls Museum is depicts life in Akko and the Galilee during the 19th and early 20th centuries through items people used in their daily lives.
The museum is located inside the 200 year old northeastern walls of Old Acre and is a tribute to the life in the city.
It was built as a military base for the Ottoman soldiers guarding the canon positions and the city after Napoleon attempted to conquer the city in 1779.
Today, it is used to preserve the city’s fascinating historical heritage and restore authentic sights from the past.…
The Underground Prisoners Museum in Akko tells the story of the prison from the perspective of the Haganah, the Irgun, and the Lehi prisoners.
It describing the cause of their imprisonment, their way of life in prison, the story of the Acre prison break and the story of 12 members of the pre-state Jewish underground who were hanged.
The Alexander Museum of Postal History & Philately tells the postal history of the Land of Israel within the context of historical, social, and political changes in the region.
The Museum opened its doors on May 19, 1998, as part of Israel’s Jubilee Celebrations.
The Aden Jewish Heritage Museum in Tel Aviv commemorates a unique story of Jews in Aden who’s history goes back as the second or third century.
Aden, located at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula of what is now modern-day Yemen, had a Jewish culture that was distinct, with its own way of life and unique customs.
Letters discovered in the Cairo Geniza attest to a Jewish community in Aden as far back as the eleventh century.…
The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is the third third largest museum in Israel, and exhibits Israeli culture, past and present.
In addition to the 10 permanent exhibitions and ancient sites, the museum displays about 20 temporary exhibits every year.
In the center of the museum, adjacent to the buildings and exhibit spaces, stands Tell Qasile – an ancient archeological mound dating from the 12th century BCE.
Additional ancient relics, such as mosaics, oil presses, an ancient wine press, flour mills, etc. can be found in the gardens surrounding the site.…
The Ben-Gurion House was the home of David Ben-Gurion and his wife Paula that they built in Tel Aviv.
It was here that the Declaration of Independence was given the final touches and its final version was written.
This was also from where he left to the old Tel Aviv Museum of Art to declare the establishment of the State of Israel, on the 5th of the month of Iyar 5708, 14th may 1948.…
Independence hall is the site of the signing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence and where David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel.
Originally, this was the site where 66 families gathered in 1909 on sand dunes to receive plots of land in what was the start of the city of Tel Aviv.
It was also where Zionist leader and first mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff built his home.…
The museum also exhibits documentary films about Zionist leader Jabotinsky, the Irgun, clandestine immigration, and more.
Jabotinsky was known mostly for his called to establish a Jewish state and the creation of a Jewish majority in the Land of Israel, and the political struggle which he conducted for its realization.…