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Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum

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Address: Derekh Allenby 204, Haifa 3547209, Israel
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+972 4-853-6249
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
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This museum tells the story of the struggles over the right to live in...

This museum tells the story of the struggles over the right to live in Israel and the history of the Israeli Navy through library archives, models, photos, diagrams and light & sound presentations.

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An interesting history of Israel and her navy

I would really recommend this museum. I had a day off and went to the museum as I didn't know what else to do. I was pleasantly surprised and there were plenty of real ships to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would really recommend this museum. I had a day off and went to the museum as I didn't know what else to do. I was pleasantly surprised and there were plenty of real ships to allow my imagination to take flight. It would be even better with kids. (At least then I would have a valid excuse for singing... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a new museum with a ship that immigrants travelled in.Being inside and see how they travelled was so moving. The guide and photos were a lesson on their lives I never heard about.

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Girona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it'a a good visit but not the best on this area, mostly it's videos and info about the naval history of israel.

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This mostly consists of movies, which tell you the story of the ship at the center of the museum, and guide you through the ship itself. But I found it fascinating. Not worth much more than an hour or so, but relatively close to Elijah's Cave and amazing views out over the Mediterranean.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

so I kept trying to get to see this museum, been closed the three times previously even though the website said open. Tried again last week, clearly open, you have to knock on the door and the guard tells me that I need to show my passport or teudat zehus. I say who needs a passport to visit a museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I had no idea that the Israeli Navy traces its roots back to immigration ships and learned a lot from the story boards and exhibits. Well worth a visit if you're in Haifa.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The museum presents the history of the Israeli Navy. The collection is interesting and the submarine is very impressive. You must have an ID to enter. Could be a good idea to combine with the Maritime museum that is very close.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great place to come and learn about the history of the Israeli navy and history of the emigration by sea that took place before the establishment of Israel.

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Northwood, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very difficult to find, this museum is actually situated close to the lower cable car station in Haifa. It tells the story of the clandestine immigration of Jews to Palestine after the second world war. Much of the museum is outdoors and based on actual ships used for this immigration. Well worth a visit.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A glimpse to recent history - illegal immigration to Palestine (now Israel) during the British Mandate combined with modern Israeli naval exhibition - including exploration of a real submarine!

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