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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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