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Hagana Museum

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Address: 23 Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone Number: (03) 560-8624
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History of the founding of Israel

This house was where the beginnings of the Israeli military started. It starts with a 20 minute film and then about an hour to tour the museum. Very interesting and not ugly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This house was where the beginnings of the Israeli military started. It starts with a 20 minute film and then about an hour to tour the museum. Very interesting and not ugly against the Palestinians. A good two hours spent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum, which was easy to follow and very informative. These young people trained each other to protect the young country of Israel prior to the formation of the Israeli Defence Force

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This museum really captures the struggle to establish the State of Israel. For older people, it brings back memories of Zionist youth groups. This museum is a must for families with children - it tells a story that should not be forgotten.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We had bought a combined ticket at the Etezl Museum and decided to check this one out, as well. You need your passport to enter. My husband and I were the only two people in there pretty early in the morning other than a group of school children, so we had the place to ourselves and got to really focus... More 

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The home of one of the Hagana founders has been converted into a museum on three floors. It is well structured and organised, the exhibition beginning with a film about the origins of the organisation and its work to help migrants settle. Exhibits are well presented and supported by short explanations in English and Hebrew. The ground floor of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

You take an audio translator with you so no need to book ahead. Very clean and kept up facility. You can get a multi-pass for a month to 2 other museums.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

The introductory movie provided all you need to get the intent of this museum. It really helped to understand the different military organizations within the country that fought for independence. However, the museum's English translations are falling off and it affects the presentation. There are some audio presentations that are only in Hebrew, understandably so, but for English speaking tourists... More 

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Berlin, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

he Haganah Museum, located in a Tel Aviv house built in 1923, features exhibits depicting the story of the establishment of the Jewish Yishuv during the British Mandate. it does not take much time to go around the museum. if you want to understand that the Israeli vision of their history after WWII , it explains well the thing. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, admission is not free. It's 15 shekels per adult. Make sure to bring your passport and visa card! It takes about 40 minutes to see the short intro movie and explore the floors of the museum. A great stop while exploring Rothschild Boulevard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

It is a must visit place for all interested in hagana & IDF history. Prepare to spend around 30-40 minutes in the museum and receive just enough information about the beginnings of IDF. There are some pretty cool exhibitions in the museum. Very nice service, too! The price is just about right - 15 ILS.

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