Ayalon Institute Museum, Rehovot

Take a guided tour of Ayalon Institute Museum, a reconstruction of a hidden bullet factory that played a crucial role in Israel's struggle for independence. The secret factory was established in 1946 and was situated 8 m (25 ft) underground, its entrance disguised by a kibbutz laundry room. On a visit to the historic site, you can hear the story of the 45 men and women who risked everything by working tirelessly on the loud and dangerous ammunition-making machines. Planning Rehovot trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • A heritage site that must be visited. Tells the story of the boldness of the state's founders. A munitions factory built under the British's noses in the guise of a laundromat that served the British Army. The place restores the underground plant and brings the story of the people who work the place.
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  • Great museum and the story of the people was even more incredible. To see how these young people made sacrifices to help make ammunition underground and under the noses of the British to support the I...  more »
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  • A fascinating and accessible museum on the site of the secret ammunition factory the Israelis ran during the war of independence under the noses of the British. The story is easy to understand and very good for children. A good tour is available in English.
  • This is a must visit place if you’re interested in Israeli history! Great tour and fascinating place. Enjoyed our guide David and are so glad we came. Just call the Ayalon Institute to reserve your spot on a tour.
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