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Ayalon Institute Museum

Rehov David Pikes 1 | Kibbutz Hill, Science Park, Rehovot 76320, Israel
+972 8-940-6552
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This is a great museum that tells the fascinating story of how a secret bullet factory was created... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Interesting story, good for hot or rainy days

In middle of hustle bustle of the Rehovot industrial park, a unknown green spot with an interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Next to the city of Rehovot's Science Park, on Kibbutz Hill, stands the Ayalon Institute, which tells one of the fascinating and mysterious stories in the history of the struggle for the establishment of the State of Israel. Here, beneath the ground, and right under the nose of the British, a factory was created for the production of 9mm bullets for the Sten submachine gun. The factory is hidden below the ground and operated under complete secrecy from 1945 until 1948.
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Rehov David Pikes 1 | Kibbutz Hill, Science Park, Rehovot 76320, Israel
+972 8-940-6552
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum that tells the fascinating story of how a secret bullet factory was created right under the noses (and feet) of both other kibbutz members and the British Army in the years before Israeli independence. It also shows the remarkable foresight...More

Thank steve1050
Reviewed 1 week ago

In middle of hustle bustle of the Rehovot industrial park, a unknown green spot with an interesting historical story. You can only enter with guide, and have to pre-order, but the price is cheap and the guides are good. Fit for elementary school ages and...More

Thank SamLowery
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most amazing aspects of Israel's history and a must see if you are in Tel Aviv. If possible do the Palmach Museum before it. The combined history will add a ton to the experience. You will need a car or...More

Thank rglaskin
Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent english speaking guide, well organized and very interesting . It is a must tolearn the history of pre israel era.

Thank eizenberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Israel numerous times, and never knew about this museum. In fact, most of my Israeli family hadn't heard of it either. My American nephew had been on a school trip here, and it sounded so interesting that I made sure to...More

Thank ygasher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No advertisement needed for the Ayalon Institute Museum as once you go you will tell everyone about it and they will want to go. I have now been twice in a short time as I want to take family who were visiting Israel to see...More

1  Thank EllenF_NYC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating tour of the secret underground bullet factory established before the war of independence in 1948

1  Thank perrx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exciting, informative, surprising. Must see. How they managed to decieve the British occupiers. Explained and told beautifuly.

1  Thank iloveisrael2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn how some ingenious, courageous Haganah members created a bullet factory under the noses of the British mandate, producing more than 2 million bullets during 1945-48 and ensure those fighting for independence had a chance. Original buildings and equipment beautifully preserved. Very knowledgeable guides to...More

Thank Lisa1359
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think that this is my third group visit. It is an amazing story of a group who worked under a laundry to produce 9mm bullets for the war of independence. The factory operated under the nose of the British who thought it was just...More

Thank Zapatero421
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17 August 2016|
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Response from PatriciaR | Reviewed this property |
It would definitely be a good idea to do the trips on separate days. For the Ayalon institute in Rehovot you have to ring up beforehand in order to join any tour. Do a google search, find their site (in English) and book... More
Melodie W
10 July 2016|
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Response from Noga A | Property representative |
‫you defnetly need to make a reservation for a tour at the Ayalon institute. +972-8-9406552 ext 1‬
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