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Beit Gidi Etzel Museum 1947-1948

South Herbert Samuel Promenade, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-517-2044
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Not for the generalist

Nestled in the Jaffa Slope Park opposite a beach is the Beit Gidi Etzel Museum. This museum is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Interesting museum - if you already know a bit about Etzel/Irgun

I liked the museum, but there wasn't much to see to be honest, the museum is tiny, and some of the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Veronika P
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5 weeks ago
“Not for the generalist”
15 Jun 2017
“Interesting museum - if you already know a bit about Etzel/Irgun”
South Herbert Samuel Promenade, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-517-2044
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nestled in the Jaffa Slope Park opposite a beach is the Beit Gidi Etzel Museum. This museum is dedicated to a paramilitary unit called Etzel which fought against Arab hostility. I have to say, much of the material in the museum is reasonably well documented....More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

I liked the museum, but there wasn't much to see to be honest, the museum is tiny, and some of the exhibits shown are only in Hebrew (or only have an English label but the exhibit, like a letter is all in Hebrew), which made...More

1  Thank Veronika P
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Knowing virtually nothing about Israeli history, we happened across this museum and thought we'd give it a try. It took a lot of effort to even understand the basic history being presented, and we never were able to decipher many of the exhibits, especially the...More

Thank mhaines94108
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were greeted by a friendly and English speaking staff. We were given a brief overview Nd offered. Senior admission rate of 10 shekels. We were shown a movie of the history of the area. We then walked around on our own and gained a...More

1  Thank sun1967flower
Reviewed 7 June 2015

This is an odd little museum about the Irgun resistance fighters. The building is interesting -- black glass rising out of the ruined walls of an old house, but the displays are old-fashioned and not very informative. We stumbled across it while walking along the...More

1  Thank lrwilliams84
Reviewed 21 May 2015

There were numerous political parties in Israel at the time of independence, many with their own perspectives of who was preventing freedom, and was continuing to imprison in concentration camps the remnant from Hitler's death camps. One of these groups was the Irgun This small...More

2  Thank Charley44
Reviewed 23 December 2014

This small museum tells the story of the taking of the nearby city of Jaffa in Israel's War of Independence by the fighters of the Etzel or Irgun, a Jewish group led by the late Menachem Begin (who later became Prime Minster of Israel). The...More

2  Thank theoax
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I don't think I have ever visited a museum dedicated to celebrating terrorism; this was the most bizarre museum ever. Palestine has been expunged from history - I was totally shocked. Still on the plus side, it is by the beach which was lovely and...More

2  Thank Hester M
Reviewed 1 March 2014

The museum about the Jewish resistance group Etzel, or outside Israel better known as Irgun is just on the beach, between Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa. Irgun was the resistance group lead by Menachem begin and competing, later cooperating with the Hagana. The museum is...More

4  Thank Forjanm
Reviewed 31 May 2013

This is a small museum but it is packed with insightful videos and displays that enable the visitor to realize just how important the contribution of the Irgun was to the establishment of the state of Israel--something you otherwise are likely to miss by virtue...More

1  Thank Barry I
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