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Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum
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Moving, interesting and educational

OK, if you are a history geek you may want to go to this Museum, but it is actually much more than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew94114
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San Franciso CA
Ver interesting for everyone who like the maritime field concering to Israel

This museum includes a lot of intresting topics regarding the development of the Israeli Navy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, if you are a history geek you may want to go to this Museum, but it is actually much more than you think. If you have seem the move "Exodus" or have any interest in the history of the founding of modern Israel, you should see this place. Note: Bring your passport you will need it to get in.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum includes a lot of intresting topics regarding the development of the Israeli Navy starting before the Independence until last years. Except the internal displayed items you can visit in one of the first Israeli submarine which is out o service but open to visit inside. It is recommended to youngers as well as older visiters

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum is a wealth of exhibits including a sub-marine. The museum has done a very good job of presenting example of navel equipment used in the creation of Israel.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful museum. Learning about the history of the Jews who came in surreptitiously was informative and entertaining. This is a great museum to visit and plan to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Lawrence F
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

A wonderful collection of artifacts from the Israeli navy in general and also from the period of immigration during the british mandate.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Excellent museum. A naval museum with this many actual ships on site is amazing. Very English friendly.

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

With limited time, I concentrated my visit on the outdoor section of the museum which included several types of boats used in the early days of the country. With more time available, I'd have enjoyed the movies and indoor exhibits, but the information plaques were very helpful and it was a good visualization of the experience of early immigrants. Clean restrooms available.

Thank therese l
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

I really loved this museum. This museum covers a chapter in history which deals with Jewish clandestine immigration and the right to settle in Palestine. It includes historic documents, newspaper clippings, photos, original models, audio visual materials and films and tells the story of the struggle to immigrate to Israel during the British Mandate. (1934 – 1948)

Who knew the British were stopping Jews from immigrating to Palestine in order to placate the Arabs. Many Jews were caught and placed in barbed-wire camps by the British. These camps were not that dissimilar to the concentration camps in Germany many had just escaped. Had the Jews not been able to persevere and outsmart the British, there might be no State of Israel today.

The immigration is one of the cornerstones of the establishment of the State of Israel.

If you’ve ever read the book “Exodus” by Leon Uris, this museum, film and “Af al Pi Chen” ship will make the book come alive. Originally a landing craft for tanks, the ship was converted into a clandestine immigration ship. You get to board the actual ship that carried many Jews to Palestine and see what cramped and nearly impossible conditions they lived under.

If you’re a history buff, or if Israel has a special place in your heart, you will love learning about this naval museum.

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Well worth the visit...I don't know why we did not know this.... lots of very interesting history. Nice musuem lots to do and see. Needed more time than the couple of hours we had.

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

We were in Israel two years ago and went to visit this museum them but it was under renovation. Now it was open and it was a great visit. You get to climb into all sort of planes and even a submarine. (A bit claustrophobic!) Get the book on the Maapilim - the illegal immigrants to Israel - I'm reading it now and it just reinforces the great experience at the museum.

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