Beit Aaronsohn - N.I.L.I. Museum

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Beit Aaronsohn - N.I.L.I. Museum

Beit Aaronsohn - N.I.L.I. Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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CanadaTravelbug
Toronto, Canada108 contributions
English Guide was Worthless!
Feb 2020
We hired a private guide for this lovely museum and boy were we disappointed. He barely said 2 words unless we asked a question. He seemed totally uninterested in what he was showing. And when we called the head of the museum to voice our disappointment, she also was completely uncaring, and said only "I'll take it into consideration." Really? Thats your idea of customer service? The museum itself is so terrific but this "guide" completely ruined it for us. So many details missing, no enthusiasm, no story.
Written March 3, 2020
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320erikam
1 contribution
A very good museum
Jan 2020 • Friends
The Aaronson family took a major part in the Jewish history.
The visit gives a very good idea about their part in the history .
The museum is well preserved
Written January 15, 2020
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Rick G
Skokie, IL15 contributions
Amazing presentation of the courage of a pre-WW2 family.
Nov 2019
This is an explanatory movie and tour of the home and grounds of a Jewish family that spied on the Turks for the British in the first part of the 20th century.
I'm so glad I got to see it and you will be too!
Written November 26, 2019
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esther s
5 contributions
בית אהרונסון
Nov 2019 • Friends
This museum is a well preserved home of the nili fighters. The exhibits and short film were very informing and interestin. Unfortunately the place has too many stairs making it difficult for elderly and disabled to get the entire feel for the place. Also seats in film area are old and not comfortable. I guess you get what you pay for. Would not recommend for people with walking difficulties. The place is beautiful and garden well kept.
Written November 11, 2019
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Peg S
4 contributions
Incredible Coincidence!
Dec 2018
Visited the day the last Aaronsohn sister was being buried in the 1980's. The line was long, but moved fast. My husband was behind me on the line, I was talking to him, when he didn't answer I turned around, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin was behind me with 2 bodyguards! He was very pleasant, said hello, and we proceed ahead moving through the house, to where her body was. The museum was very informative, and it was worth the trip there. It was in the Summer time.
Written November 3, 2019
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Patrice1800
New York City, NY23 contributions
Fascinating, but not the full story.....
May 2019
This is a fascinating piece of history about the NILI spy ring in the First World War. A group of young people, led by siblings of the Aaronsohn family, set up a spy ring to report on Turkish troop movements, and pass the info to the British Army in Egypt. A complex story, and the heroine, Sara Aaronsohn, was captured by the Turks, tortured, and managed to commit suicide. The family house is the museum, and it is well worth a visit. But the story as related in the display says nothing at all about the controversial nature of their activities. Not all the residents of Zichron Yaakov, and not the Jewish leadership of the time, approved of their actions - because they were terrified of provoking the Turks, and because the early bourgeois farmer-pioneers of Zikhron were disliked by the 'second-wave' socialists. The story is told in a book by Hillel Halkin. However - Zikhron is a great place, with a nicely restored main street, and several other buildings of interest. Worth a visit!
Written July 14, 2019
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Jacqueline G
Saint Louis, MO193 contributions
A Piece of History!
Jun 2019 • Couples
The Museum tells the story of the Aaronsohn family and the efforts to help overthrow the Ottoman Turks by helping the British. Even though there are guided tours in English there weren't any the day we went as there were so many school groups going through the. Museum.
Written June 7, 2019
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Lene R
Copenhagen, Denmark668 contributions
Highly recommended
Dec 2018 • Couples
Located in the home of the legendary Aronson family this museum displays the history of the NILI underground movement in the last years of the Ottoman rule. Guided tours in several languages, booking in advance. The tour begins with a movie, the guide then takes you through the Aronsons' home and to the small, informative museum. Friendly and competent museum staff. Highly recommended.
Written January 1, 2019
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Howard P
Charleston, SC1,186 contributions
HISTORY UNVEILED
Nov 2018 • Friends
The Aaronsohn museum chronicles the history of one families efforts during WWI to help overthrow the Ottoman Turks by helping the British. There is a short documentary film and the tour of the house which is fully furnished. Guides lead each group. Recommend, Hope this helps.
Written November 14, 2018
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Ahuva613
Jerusalem, Israel18 contributions
Family of spies: history, education and intrigue
Jul 2018 • Family
We took some of our kids here for them to learn about the young founders of NILI.

Firstly, I'd recommend a visit to the First Aliyah museum, only a few minutes' walk away, before visiting NILI, for background on early settlers and of Zichron Yakov.

A visit to the NILI/Beit Aronson museum begins with a video about the Aronsons and NILI. Many old photo stills are included, but since the Aronson story is about sibling spies and includes bravery, ideology, adventure, romance and more, my kids (ages 11-19) were intrigued, despite it not being geared specifically towards children.

This is followed by a tour of the Aronson home, as it was when the family lived there, including secret niches for weapons.

The visit ends with a tour of the NILI museum.

The museum is priced a bit high, especially for children, and they don't offer family discounts. Important to note that the museum closes rather early and we saw them turn away many visitors who arrived after 2:15. (You'd think that they would keep longer hours during the summer vacation months.)

We did the tour in Hebrew. No matter the language, it's advised to reserve a time slot in advance, especially if you prefer the tour in a language other than Hebrew.
Written August 1, 2018
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