Museum of Underground Prisoners (Jerusalem)

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Museum of Underground Prisoners
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The Museum of Underground Prisoners, preserving the memory of the underground fight for Israel.

Originally a hostel, and used as a central prison during the British Mandate, hundreds of underground warriors were imprisoned alongside criminals here. The compound was conquered by the Haganah with the assistance of the Etzel and Lehi in 1948, and was used for a variety of civic purposes until the 1990s. Today, the Museum of Underground Prisoners is dedicated to describing the struggle for the Jewish people in establishing the State of Israel. The museum shows prison cells, the escape room, the synagogue cell, solitary confinement cells and the execution chamber. It tells the sacrifice story of Meir Feinstein and Moshe Barazani. Guided tours are available, which includes a film following a new prisoner at the prison. Tours for children include games.


Venue name: Museum of Underground Prisoners (Jerusalem)
Address: 1 MisholHagvura St, Russian Compound,

Opening hours: Sun-Thu 09:00-17:00, Fri for pre-booked groups
Price: Single admission from NIS 10
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