Ben-Gurion House

Ben-Gurion House, Tel Aviv: Hours, Address, Ben-Gurion House Reviews: 4.5/5

Ben-Gurion House
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Ben-Gurion House invites visitors to experience a personal and unmediated meeting with Ben-Gurion's memory ,his way of life and activities. This visit is recommended for all children and adults, personal visits and organized tours. Audio-Guide is available in 6 languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic & Hebrew. Organized tours receive instruction by the staff of the house while private visits are aided by written explanations in different languages. All visitors enjoy an audio-visual display and a film portraying the life of Ben-Gurion. The exhibits at the house include documentary-historical (photographs and documents) material. The purpose of the exhibit is to focus the visitor on the various subjects in the house and to highlight the personal and public aspects of David Ben- Gurion.
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B T
London, UK841 contributions
May 2022
This is the personal house of Ben-Gurion in Tel Aviv and it is now a museum. It is interesting to see inside as it seems he lived inside a library and all of his books are still there. Price is free, staff are friendly and helpful. There is not much information about Ben-Gurion or the house.
Written May 20, 2022
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Victor
Boston, MA12 contributions
Dec 2019
The home of Ben Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, included a nice introduction to important parts of Israel's early history. The two story building includes the family living quarters and a large library on the second floor, reflecting the prime minister's dedication to reading and learning. There are audio guides available in multiple languages which provide more detailed insights about the house and important events in Israel's history.
Written January 3, 2020
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manxman2016
Tel Aviv District, Israel28 contributions
Feb 2016
Visit the home and forget the politics and try to think of one living current or former head of government that hasn't sort to enrich or aggrandize themselves while in office or thereafter. Ben Gurion's simple, modest, frugally furnished little home is a slap in the face to our crop of current leaders. His one small luxury - books and lots of them. A man of lufe long learning and curiousity across a broad range of subjects. A good job Amazon wasn't around back then or he would have required a large annex to be built! Go on name one - Jimmy Carter maybe!
Written February 13, 2016
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bosmat k
Tel Aviv, Israel28 contributions
Nov 2011 • Solo
this house is the private home of the first prime minister of Israel who was a very modest man in comparison to later prime ministers of this country, and by touring his house you can learn a little bit about the man, and a lot about the time that he lived there. its for free with a posebility for free guide also.
Written October 26, 2012
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Mudge828
Chicago, IL235 contributions
Nov 2019
We came to the Ben Gurion House as part of a tour. Very glad we did. It gives a good sense of the man. Our guide was outstanding - very informative and patient with our group. Possibly the most amazing part was the library (covering the entire top floor). Well worth the visit.
Written November 21, 2019
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wpgjet51
Calgary, Canada31 contributions
Oct 2019
Great insight into the first prime minister of Israel. Very interesting to see how modestly a prime minister lived.
Written October 27, 2019
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BikeOdyssey
New York City, NY47 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Tel Aviv is a modern city, but does have some historical gems sprinkled along its residential neighborhoods near the sea. This is one of them - David Ben-Gurion's house in period style,
down to the kitchen decor, phone sets, living room furniture,
and library. (Ben-Gurion was Israel's first Prime Minister and a critical architect of the Jewish State). The visit can be quick --- a short detour on your way to the beach a few blocks away or to a street side cafe on Dizengoff --- but it gives you a true sense of the down-to-earth and real-person pioneer beginnings of the modern State of Israel. It looks like a typical house of a middle class set of grandparents - a kitchen with implements that were clearly used by the occupants and not servants - but has certain elements of the importance of the occupant - i.e., a safe phone for calls regarding matters of state, and a library with room to read maps of military campaigns.
Written August 3, 2017
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Golan82
Schönenbuch203 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
.... in the House of Ben Gurion. If you're alone in the rooms you feel the presence of history. The Biblioteque is a unique experience. When you are in Tel Aviv then this place is a must. Suggestion: Visit in the same day also the Independence Hall at the Rothschild.
Written August 16, 2015
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Joe S
Tel Aviv, Israel927 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
First of all this is a FREE adventure!
This musuem -Daviv Ben Gurion's Home is unassuming from the outside.Inside you will learn about the First Prime Minister of Israel. See his "command center" the entry is free and there is a guide!
Lots of history- Plan on a short visit like 2 hrs and you'll get it all including a video show!
Written May 23, 2015
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Olaf39
Hamburg, Germany50 contributions
Sep 2012 • Solo
Visited the Ben Gurion Residence in September 2012. Amazing site and an a must see when visiting Tel Aviv. When walking around it is not hard to imagine history being made there...
Written November 5, 2012
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  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue - Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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