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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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A must see.

The Ayalon Institute is a must see for people interested in the history of pre state Israel. We had... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jerusalem, Israel
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Absolutely amazing - Do NOT miss this

The story of this factory, built within earshot of the British forces is absolutely awe-inspiring... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
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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 2 days ago via mobile

The Ayalon Institute is a must see for people interested in the history of pre state Israel. We had an excellent guide who explained clearly and answered all our questions. Our only complaint is that there is a lack of decent souvenirs of the Museum...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The story of this factory, built within earshot of the British forces is absolutely awe-inspiring and amazing. It was one of the best parts of our trip. Really - don't miss it!

Thank karengT3176NA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place that many people do not know. You really should put this in your itinerary when visiting Israel. The story of how they manufactured bullets right under the british soldiers' noses is incredible. I don't want to spoil the story so i...More

Thank jdteeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Israel many times and always missed the Bullet Factory...big mistake. This was an amazing museum and tour and one of the highlights of our recent trip to Israel. You get to learn some amazing history as well as visit the actual...More

Thank michael_in_irvine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great example of what becomes Israeli ingenuity. Bullets need to be made for the war of independence. A bakery and laundry pose on an active kibbutz. The noise from these operations cover the noises hidden bellow. Bullets are being made using loud...More

Thank MissMem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We added this to our itinerary at the last minute and are SO GRATEFUL to have had the opportunity to visit and hear the incredible story of what happened here from 1945-1948. Absolutely incredible. Noga was very nice to let us switch our appointment time...More

Thank EG1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone interested in the history of Israel MUST visit this place. The tour is not long. However, it is extremely important and informative. A lot of people do not know that people had to make their own bullets because the British would not let them...More

Thank FayeS08034
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 13 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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
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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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