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Ayalon Institute in Rehovot and Comparison of Narratives

Machon Ayalon is a perfect family attraction: You view an audio-visual movie,  discover the underground factory’s secret entrances,  & climb down to the munitions factory via the spiral staircase. It is an exciting adventure story with a good ending. An optional “treasure hunt” game after the tour is available for groups. Suitable for fourth graders and older. This is the place to learn more about the Haganah and the Palmah, the forerunners of the IDF. As sometimes happens, the members of this clandestine munitions factory mistakenly identified the nearby riverbed nearby as the Ayalon. In any event the name remained and even some of the members changed their family name to Ayalon in honour of it. Check out the surprise ending to this post. What do you think about the two narratives?

Ayalon Institute
Machon Ayalon

 

Open Museum

Ayalon Institute - Kibbutz tents
Ayalon Institute – Kibbutz tents
Ayalon Institute - Contraband Machinery
Ayalon Institute – Contraband Machinery
Ayalon Institute - Contraband Machinery
Machon Ayalon  – Contraband Machinery

Audio-visual theater in Machon Ayalon

Audio-visual theater
Audio-visual theater
Audio-visual theater
Audio-visual theater at the Institute
Audio-visual theater
Audio-visual theater

 

 

Laundry at Ayalon Institute

Ayalon Institute - Laundry
Machon Ayalon  – Laundry
Ayalon Institute - Laundry
Ayalon Institute – Laundry
Ayalon Institute - Laundry - Secret entrance to factory
Ayalon Institute – Laundry – Secret entrance to factory
Ayalon Institute - factory vent next to washing machine boiler
Machon Ayalon  – factory vent next to washing machine boiler

Bakery at the Institute

Ayalon Institute - Bakery
Ayalon Institute – Bakery
Ayalon Institute - Bakery
Ayalon Institute – Bakery
Ayalon Institute - Bakery
Ayalon Institute – Bakery
Ayalon Institute - Bakery
Machon Ayalon  – Bakery
Ayalon Institute - Bakery
Ayalon Institute – Bakery

The Underground Munitions Factory

This underground factory was really under the ground! What is amazing is that all the machinery is the authentic tools used by the Palmah.

Ayalon Institute - Underground munitions factory
Ayalon Institute – Underground munitions factory
Ayalon Institute - Underground munitions factory
Ayalon Institute – Underground munitions factory
Ayalon Institute - Underground munitions factory
Ayalon Institute – Underground munitions factory
Ayalon Institute - Underground munitions factory - Bullet rim markings
Ayalon Institute – Underground munitions factory – Bullet rim markings
Ayalon Institute - Underground munitions factory
Ayalon Institute – Underground munitions factory
Ayalon Institute - Underground munitions factory
Ayalon Institute – Underground munitions factory
Ayalon Institute - Underground munitions factory - Shipments hidden in fuel tankers
Underground munitions factory – Shipments hidden in fuel tankers
Ayalon Institute - Underground munitions factory
Machon Ayalon  – Underground munitions factory
Ayalon Institute - Underground munitions factory
Plan of secret underground arms factory

Hours:

  • Sunday-Thursday 08:30-16:00
  • Friday and eve of Holidays 08:30-14:00
  • Saturday and Holidays 09:00-16:00

Tours must be reserved. Tel: +972-8-9406552, Email:ayalon@shimur.org.il

 

 

Underground munitions factory according to the Arab narrative. Are they comparable?


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