ANZAC Memorial Center

ANZAC Memorial Center, Beersheba: Hours, Address, ANZAC Memorial Center Reviews: 5/5

ANZAC Memorial Center
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Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The ANZAC Memorial Center in Be’er Sheva was built in cooperation with the governments of Australia and Israel, the Be’er Sheva municipality, the JNF, JNF Australia and the CWGC. The Center is located near the cemetery for combatants of the First World War in Be’er Sheva. The ANZAC Memorial Center is a unique place in Israel that tells the story of the soldiers of the ANZAC and their conquest in the land of Israel. Pre-bookings are advisable.
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TsviShlomo
Ra'anana, Israel333 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
This small museum eloquently tells the story of the liberation of Be’er Sheva from the Turks, in 1917. The ANZAC troops overwhelmed the defenders by charging them on horseback after a long march through the desert. Many artifacts, maps, vintage movie clips and photos bring the story to life. We enjoyed the stories told by the Aussie volunteer.
Written June 11, 2021
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Sydbunyip
109 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This new museum is an intimate, simple and poignant place that pays fitting tribute to the brave young men who fought, and in several cases died, here. The guided tour (in English) that we and another Australian family were given, together with a film, photographic displays, archival footage and the powerful solemnity of the war graves cemetery, give a good understanding of the events which the Centre commemorates, without overwhelming.
It’s advisable to book by phone. I had trouble initially communicating with the Centre. The online email form didn’t seem to work, and the person who answered the phone didn’t speak English. However when I phoned again later I got onto someone who did speak English, booked us for the tour, and gave good advice regarding public transport.
We caught the 470 bus from the Jerusalem central bus station and changed to a local bus in Beersheva, aided by google maps. It was straightforward.
I think this would appeal to anyone with an interest in history, and especially to Australians, New Zealanders and British visitors.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank you for your review and excellent advise for anyone contemplating visiting the museam.
Written February 25, 2020
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Arnon d
The Hague, The Netherlands25 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
First of all it was a small group. Four visitors and the guide. She made her excuse for not correct speaking English. Her Hebrew mixed with English made everything clear to me. The movie with part of a Australian movie made my day. I thought that l knew most of the stories here but it was proved wrong. I would like to see that Anzac gets what needs. Not only this small museum but also more visitors so that the world will know and see what righteous men can do for their fellow ‘men’
Written December 29, 2021
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mtevans1
Rishon Lezion, Israel7 contributions
Dec 2021
Worth every minute and every shekel. A piece of history which many are not aware of, but important to know. The museum and it staff present this historical event in a most interesting and informative way. A memorial center not to be missed.
Written December 20, 2021
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rita b
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
Outstanding tribute with great attention to detail. Extremely friendly Staff and a moving movie presentation. Very educational and impressive despite the small size. Definitely a must visit for all WW1 history buffs and especially Australian and New Zealand ones.
Written November 2, 2021
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Craig M
Sydney, Australia108 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
This is a simple and fitting tribute to the Commonwealth troops who captured Be’er Sheva from the Turkish forces on 30 October 1917.

We arrived at 4PM and once the staff realised we were former Australian Army soldiers we were treated like rock stars. While there are few artefacts they are very well presented. What is most impressive is the theatre that seats around 40 people - it is actually a lift/elevator and while you watch the film you are lifted up to the viewing deck over the Commonwealth War Cemetery.

The purpose of the visit was to find the graves of two specific ANZAC. One a Light Horseman and the other a member of the Camel Corps. The CWGC documentation at the cemetery make this simple.

Take the time to walk to the nearby train station and through the old city to the Allenby Memorial and the Abraham Well.

Also nearby is the Tel Sheva National Park. This is also a must see as, in addition to visiting the high ground taken by New Zealand infantrymen to enable the charge of the Light Horse battalions, you see an Tel with a well system that is around 2800 years old.

Beersheba, or correctly Be’er Sheva, is impressive.

We had taken the ANZAC Trail from Gaza to mirror the route taken by the ANZAC taskforce. That is also essential to allow you to put that feat of military arms into correct context. Moving through the Negev Desert was itself a challenge. To the fight a battle to take Tel Sheva and conduct a horseback charge over nearly 4 km is even more impressive.

Explore. Enjoy. Admire. Respect.
Written May 18, 2019
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Thank you bigsplash ear. We really appreciate you review and are pleased tjhat you enjoyed your visit here.
Written June 4, 2019
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downunderyankee
New York City, NY44 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This museum is well worth the trip. Get Colin Fremder, a local Australian, as your guide. He is entertaining, profoundly informed and his Aussie accent makes it all so genuine. Ever wonder how the British came to promise Palestine to the Jewish People? This museum has the answer. It was due to about 500 Australian Soldiers and New Zealanders on horseback, who on October 31st, 1917, charged Turkish defense lines that included artillery, machine guns and soldiers in trenches. They over ran the Turks and secured the vital water wells of the town of Beersheba in Palestine and then helped to liberate Jerusalem and Damascus. As a result The British controlled the Holy Land and could offer it to the Jewish People. The Australian and New Zealand casualties are buried next to the museum. You will see amazing artifacts from the battle, bronze statues of soldiers and horses, old photos and a fantastic movie of the battle that brings one to tears. When the movie ends and you exit the museum from the movie theater, prepare for an amazing surprise. You will never forget this place.
Written April 24, 2019
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Thank you downunderyankee We really appreciate your positive review and enjoyed your visit here.
Written June 4, 2019
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Craig M
Sydney, Australia108 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Since I was a young boy I was deeply impressed by to legend of the ANZAC’s who captured Be’er Sheva (or as it is called in ANZAC folklore - Beersheba).

Visiting this memorial was the culmination of a journey that started near Gaza and followed the trail taken by the ANZAC force. Along the trail we visited the oases used in that long march and inspected the historic Tel Sheva. That site is remarkable in itself with over 3000 years of history. To stand atop Tel Sheva and view the expanse of ground across which the Australian Light Horsemen charged was thought provoking. Understanding that New Zealand infantry had to take Tel Sheva first to enable that charge was even more emotive.

The memorial itself is a simple and effective tribute to those forces and finishing your tour by viewing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery brings opportunity for quiet reflection.

Take the time to walk to Allenby Park nearby. There is a lovely quote in that park to sum up the spirit of the original ANZACs.

I was able to visit the graves of two men with whom i
Written November 28, 2019
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Thank you very much fopr your review. I think you have summerised all that the Memorial Center was set up to do.
Written February 25, 2020
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Hop NZ
Kusadasi, Turkey7 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Fascinating history of WW1, the ANZACs and Israel, skilfully told. Very professional presentation and a fantastic twist to the movie that visitors are sworn to secrecy about. I found it more meaningful and educational than my visit to Gallipoli.
Written October 23, 2019
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Thank you HopNZ. Your review was most inspiring to us.
Written November 3, 2019
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David_M_Brock
Beersheba, Israel105 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Really nicely done, interesting, highly recommended. Important o remember this important battle in the history of the world.
Written June 3, 2019
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Thank you David M Block for your positive review to our Centre.
Written June 4, 2019
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