Museum of the Underground Prisoner

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The Museum of the Underground Prisoner tells the story of the Underground fighters who fought for the Independence of the State of Israel. Here their stories, see what their lives were like in prison and hear the amazing stories of Reb Aryeh Levin, who was their Rabbi.

This museum is a great place to learn about the history of the State of Israel.

The museum offers English speakers a quick explanation in English, then a movie in English and a self guided tour with a head set in English.

FIJ Tips

Call in advance to schedule an English tour and ask about their self guided scavenger hunt around the museum that will keep kids of all ages interested. On school vacations there are theatrical tours and workshops for kids.

Hours

Sun-Thurs: 9:00am-5:00pm

Price

Adult: 15 NIS
Child (ages 5-18): 10 NIS

Age

Ages 7+

Language

English / Hebrew

Venue: Museum of the Underground Prisoner

Address: Russian Compound
Jerusalem,91314Israel
Neighborhood: Russian Compound
Transportation: 1,66,19a,19,17

Bus Stop: Haneveem/Rav Kook
Parking: It is hard to find parking in the area

Museum of the Underground Prisoner Activities

The Museum of The Underground Prisoners is in the “Russian Women’s Pilgrim Hostel” behind Kikar Safra. During the British Mandate the hostel was transformed into a prison for underground fighters from the Hagana, Etzel and Lechi. Today when you visi...
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Museum of the Underground Prisoner Activities

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The Museum of The Underground Prisoners is in the “Russian Women’s Pilgrim Hostel” behind Kikar Safra. During the British Mandate the hostel was transformed into a prison for underground fighters from the Hagana, Etzel and Lechi. Today when you visit the Museum you will see exhibits of how the prisoners lived and worked. There are guided tours in Hebrew and in English (by reservation) which include a historic overview of the prison, theatrical performances and exhibits including stone chiseling, guard quarters and a room dedicated to Rabbi Aryeh Levin. During the tour visitors learn about the founding of the State of Israel.

Activities:
Tour (Ages 6+): History of the Prison and the founding of the State of Israel (1.5 hrs)
Workshop:
Plaster Carving & Carpet Weaving (30 Minutes) -During school vacations only
Movie: “The History of the Prison”, “The Story of Feamle underground Fighters” (Hebrew & English)
“Mystery Of The Prison Halls”:
Self guided Scavenger Hunt for Children around the Prison visiting 8 different areas in the museum to collect clues and perform activities (Hebrew & English).

The Museum is not wheel chair accessible because there are steps but strollers are ok. The Museum is available for Bar/Bat Mitzva’s and they have a special program where they train the Bar/Bat Mitzva child to lead part of the tour. There are areas of the Museum where they can host a Bar/Bat Mitzva party with food and music.

Fun In Jerusalem Reader Feedback:  “I wanted to tell you that my kids LOVED the underground prisoner museum on Chanukah. It was fantastic, great tour and also crafts were excellent. The kids who went were 7, 9, and 11. Thanks for telling me about it!”

 

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