Category Archives: Defense And Military Museums

Israeli Air Force Museum

To the north of the city, at Hatzerim Air Base, there is one of the most famous aircraft museums in the world: The Israeli Air Force museum. Here, preserved by the dry desert air, are aircraft from Israel’s entire history.

And that history is an eventful one. Not only has the IAF operated planes from nearly every major Western power, it has also fought against armies operating planes from everyone else. The museum is complete with airplanes from half a century, with German Messerschmitts, American Phantoms, British Meteors, French Mirages, as well as Israel’s own planes, the suspiciously French looking IAI Kfirs. Map.

Then there are all the captured planes of their Arab foes, mostly Russian in origin, like the Syrian Mig-23 that was brought by a defecting pilot, but also others, like an Iraqi Vampire of British construction. To top it all there’s also a collection of vehicles, mostly anti-aircraft artillery and missile carriers, but also some half-tracks, radar stations, and even civilian vehicles.

Due to the fact that the museum is mostly outdoors – and in the desert – there are ample amounts of ice cold water offered throughout the site, both faucets and drinking fountains. Aside from that, there are restrooms and nearly all the museum is wheelchair accessible (except for the Boeing exhibition which requires stair-climbing).

  • Sun – Thurs: 8am-5pm Friday: 8am-1pm Closed on Saturday and Holidays.
  • Adult: NIS 30 Child: NIS 20.
  • Phone: 972-8-990-6853 / 5

Latrun – Police Station & Tank Museum

The Latrun Police Station was built on a strategic hilltop amid the foothills of Judea in the early 1940s, when the British ruled Israel. Today, the Latrun Police Station serves as a memorial site for all those who lost their lives fighting both for Israeli access to Jerusalem and for independence. Map.


Ammunition Hill

The unassuming Ammunition Hill (Givat Hatachmoshet), a hump lying between the modern neighborhoods of Ramat Eshkol and French Hill, was the site of some of the 1967 Six Day War’s bloodiest fighting, as a contingent of Israeli paratroopers vied to oust entrenched Jordanian legionnaires in order to link central Jerusalem with the Israeli enclave on Mount Scopus. Thirty-seven troops lost their lives in the battle. Map.

Opening hours:

  • Sunday – Thursday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM

 On site facilities:

  • Free parking
  • Pinic area
  • Restrooms thorughout the site

The site includes:

  • Original trenches and bunkers
  • An observation point over Jeursalem
  • Interactive light show presentation about Jerusalem’s Six Day War with a full scale model of Jerusalem on the eve of the Six Day War in English and in Hebrew (22 min)
  • Museum with exhibits and a movie about the battle for Jerusalem offered in six languages (22 min)
    • Hebrew
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
  • Memorial site for the 66 Paratroopers Brigade
  • The “Wall of Honor”, it is a tribute to the heroism and courage of Jewish soldiers who have fought in defense of their homeland.

Tours

  • Guided tours by our experienced onsite guides are available throughout the day (Per reservation)

Admission is free

Any donations towards the development of the site are welcomed.


Clandestine Immigration and Navy Museum

Just above the Bat Galim Promenade, at the foot of Mount Carmel in the city of Haifa, is the Clandestine Immigration and Navy Museum. A large museum with many hands-on exhibits.

Address: Alenbi St 204, Haifa, 35472
Hours:

Thursday 10AM–4PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday 10AM–4PM
Monday 10AM–4PM
Tuesday 10AM–4PM
Wednesday 10AM–4PM
Entry fee: NIS 15