Has anyone been to the Palmach Museum? If so, can you share your thoughts?
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Was there recently with a family from Texas (parents, 2 teenage boys) plus a Mum and daughter from L.A. Everyone was most impressed! It is a very moving experience, extremely well done. But be aware. You MUST book in advance, groups are kept small and the demand is great!
If you are already there and the time works then consider going to the Eretz Israel Museum as well - it is next door. It's a folk museum of ancient Israel and is set in a genuine Tel (archeological site)
For information on both and almost all the other museums in Israel see the site http://www.ilmuseums.com/
All the best
I have visited the www.ilmuseums.org site and don't see a listing for the Palmach museum. Is it under another name?
That's because their website is http://www.palmach.org.il/
It is VERY well designed. However, it is only in Hebrew, so...
Like Suzanne mentioned, it is a very interesting museum.
oops, I ment Pamela of course... sorry
This is a great museum that follows a group of Palmach recruits through the historic events of 1941- 1948/9 in Israel's history.An
exciting museum for kids and adults as one wanders with the recruits and their stories screened on multiple screens .An experience more like going to the theatre than to a museum.English language earphones distributed at start of tour.
If you have time a visit to the photographic library situated in an adjacent buiding,with scores of historic photographs to browse through- a nice complement to the museum visit .As well the Eretz Israel Museum is situated closeby.
I didn't know about the photos -thanks!
Do you have to book them too or can I just pop in if I am in the area to see them?
The photos can be seen in the library when it is open and consist of historical records of different Palmach units,battles etc. There are a whole series of albums with documenation of the struggle to keep the road to Jerusalem open,documentation of life in the Jewish Quarter of the city,the photographic documentation of the horrific Netiv Halamed Heh episode.I have promised myself a full day there to look through the whole collection.Also has some videos in both hebrew and english,which can be viewed or bought.
I am so pleased to have a good report on this museum. It is on our itinerary for our first real day of touring and it sounds deligthful. The brand new Frommers Guide does not even list it!!! Fodors does . . . there are zero reviews on tripadvisor :-(