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Museum of the Underground Prisoners

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very good museum in the heart of Jerusalem

a self-guided tour shows you the long and interesting and often sad history of this building. Many... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Petra v
Jerusalem, Israel
Interesting piece of history

Went with my teenagers and we foubf it enlightening and interesting . May be frightening for... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
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The museum of the underground prisoners of Jerusalem located in the "Russian Woman Piligrim Hostel" that was built in the sixties of the 19th century, as part of the Russian Compound. During the reign of the British mandate over Palestine- Eretz...more
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Rehov Mishol Hagvura 1 | Russian Compound, Jerusalem 9131401, Israel
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

a self-guided tour shows you the long and interesting and often sad history of this building. Many of the old holding cells are furnished with the original items.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Petra v
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Not the greatest museum. Good stories to tell but really needs more engagement and detailed placards describing the experience of the prisoners. What was life like for them? We left not really learning much.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank asfeiglin
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Went with my teenagers and we foubf it enlightening and interesting . May be frightening for younger kids

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Great insight to what life was like during the mandate: prisoners were actually not that badly off! At least it was cool. Walking, uneven floors but a real window to the past. Water there, No shop, no distractions, just an old prison carefully reconstructed. Good...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Davidlcohen
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

I've been to Jerusalem loads of times and have never seen this Museum. It was fascinating and so educational. This old bldg was built by the czar turn of the last century and has been in use till the British left Israel in 1948. It...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Needlepointaddict
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We have been to Jerusalem countless times, and never made it to this museum. It was our mistake! I would encourage more people to view this museum, it is very interesting and very well done. It captures a window in the history of Israel that...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank eyedoc76
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

That history museum of the underground was the central British prison in Jerusalem. A must place to visit for history founder while visiting Jerusalem.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Eli1952
Reviewed August 15, 2017

I have been to Jerusalem around 10 times on visits and work and this was the first time I got to this site - very interesting and a very short walk from the Old city. The site was a central prison during the British Mandate...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Very very interesting. If possible tag on to a group so you get full explanation although there are pamphlets available and a film

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank linda123462
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Shows history of building, first used by Russians as a hostel for pilgrims, then British as a prison to house Arabs who committed crimes. Later used to house Jews, for attempting "to smuggle-in" refugees from holocaust Europe. While it could have been more robust, it...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank JustJulieNYC
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