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 museum has two wings: one documenting traditional craftsmen while the other is a wing of collections and collectors.
Both wings revive the life of the people and each room is devoted to a different aspect of life.
It is laid out like a Galilee town market from the late Ottoman period, with blacksmith, tinsmith, potter, pharmacy, dentist, goldsmith and woodworking shops, along with Damascus furnishings inlaid with pearl and bone.
Beyond the museum’s permanent exhibitions, there are also rotating exhibitions once every three months.
There is a menorah exhibition opening ahead of Hanukkah featuring dozens of menorahs dating back to the 1930s and onward.
The exhibition will show how the designs and techniques evolved in line with fashion and the spirit of the times.
In September a rare collection of Happy Rosh Hashana cards from the State’s first years are on display.
Another section of the museum is the rounded inner courtyard with a garden that is used as a reception area for cultural evenings and private events.
Reservations can be made for guided tours accompanied by an actor who brings the objects to life.
See the Treasures in the Walls Museum webpage for visiting hours and ticket prices – including combination tickets for other sites.