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“Important and Interesting History of Hagana (pre-state army)”
Review of Hagana Museum

Hagana Museum
Ranked #45 of 280 things to do in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

The Hagana was the major Jewish underground army before the State of Israel, and this museum portrays it's history in an interesting and thorough way.

There are three floors of exhibits, each floor detailing different eras for important events and for the development of this underground army. The exhibits are interesting, informative and are explained in both Hebrew and English. There is a good mix between static and video exhibits, all complimentary and helpful. The extremely difficult circumstances the Hagana faced and overcame is very inspiring, and brought to life here.

Overall, a must-see museum and a good value for the modest admission fee. Budget about 2 hours of time. It's on the same street and within a block of Independence Hall and the Bible Museum, so I would plan to do all three museums on the same day.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Visiting this house will give you the best idea about what is today calls ZAHAL - the army of Israel which the Hagana was it's foundation.
In this house there are 3 floors which represents a few years in the history of ZAHAL: 1 floor the foundation of the Hagana. 2 floor how the Hagana brought to Israel from Europe the illegal immigration and on the 3 floor the foundation of the state of Israel and how the Hagana turned into ZAHAL which we know today. The Hagane has done alote against the English soldiers and the arabs.

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to the Haganah Museum. You go through the three floors according to the years, each representing a different era. The first floor covers from the founding of the organization until 1945. The second floor covers the illegal immigration and struggles during the years 1945 to 1947. The third floor covers the years 1947 to 1948 and the founding of the IDF.
The exhibitions are very well done and most of the information is available in Hebrew and English. The exhibitions are quite modern using new technologies. In about two hours you learn a lot of history.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

This museum was a surprise; and, perhaps, because I had no expectations, I have given it such a high recommendation. We spent at least two hours. The exhibitions are clear and they give a tremendous sense of the history of the Jewish settlement before the creation of the State of Israel and the complex (extraordinarily complex) responsibilities of the pre-IDF (Israel Defense Forces) military volunteer organization. For someone interested in military history and the history of Israel, the museum had several revelations. I immediately decided that I must bring my brother-in-law here, as he loves military history. Everything is translated into English. Unfortunately, most of the videos were without sound. Probably not for everyone. But it really is a gem.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

very well set up to give you the history and flavor of the Hagana! Signs are in both English and Hebrew

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