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First Aliya Museum

First Aliya Museum Review

Commissioned by Baron de Rothschild, this three-floor building is a fine example of late-19th-century Ottoman-style architecture, built of white stone with a central pediment capped by a tile roof. During World War I, the Turks used it as a military hospital. The museum is dedicated to the lives of the 30,000 immigrants who came to Palestine with the First Aliya (a period of settlement from 1882 until 1904). Life-size model displays of local immigrants (like Zachariya, the seed vendor, and Izer, the cobbler) illustrate how life was lived at that time. A film traces the struggles of a family who came from Europe in this difficult period of Israel's modern history.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Hanadiv St., Zichron Ya'akov, 30900 | Map It
  • Phone: 04/629–4777
  • Cost: NIS 15
  • Hours: Mon. and Wed.–Fri., 9–2, Tues. 9–3.
  • Location: Zichron Ya'akov
Updated: 05-20-2013

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