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Haifa and the Northern Coast Sights

First Aliya Museum

  • 2 Hanadiv St. Map It
  • Zichron Ya'akov

Updated 05/20/2013

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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.

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2 Hanadiv St., Zichron Ya'akov, 30900, Israel

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Sight Details:

  • NIS 15
  • Mon. and Wed.–Fri., 9–2, Tues. 9–3.

Updated 05/20/2013


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