Ethnographic Museum “Treasures in the Walls”
This unique museum, Otzrot BaHoma or Treasures in the Walls, is located within the north-eastern walls of old Acre, originally built by the Ottoman ruler of the area, Ahmed Al-Jazzar Pasha. This massive wall was built after Napoleon´s attempt to conquer the city in 1779. The museum is housed in the commander´s tower “Burge-el-commandar”. The Tower was divided into arched halls which were used to hold the Ottomans garrison and now hold a beautiful and rare collection which gives an insight into the life in the Galilee during the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Among the exhibits are a market street, an apothecary, a blacksmith’s and a shoemaker’s workshops.
- Weekdays,Sat., & holidays between: 10:00- 17:00
- Winter until: 16:00
- Fridays: 10:00- 15:00
2 Weizmann St., Eastern Wall, Old Acre
Tel: 04-9911004 Fax: 04-9917059
The museum is not “Accessible”, but is cool and has an souvenir shop and rest rooms.