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Etzel House

Museums in Tel Aviv

The Etzel House, located in Tel Aviv, Israel, is a historical and cultural landmark dedicated to preserving the memory of the Etzel paramilitary organization. The museum offers visitors a fascinating insight into the struggles and sacrifices of the Jewish people during the pre-statehood period of Israel.


Etzel House
In This Photo: The Museum is Located in a House From the Old Arab NBH that was Outside Jaffa in the Early 1900s

The Etzel House, located smack in the center of Tel Aviv, tells the story of the Etzel, or Irgun Tzvai Leumi, a Jewish paramilitary organization. The organization operated in Palestine during the British Mandate period from 1931 to 1948. The group was formed as a response to the increasing violence and oppression of the British authorities, and its main aim was to establish a Jewish state in Palestine.

The museum’s collection includes many artifacts, documents, and photographs that tell the story of the Etzel and its role in the struggle for Jewish independence. Visitors can see weapons, uniforms, and other military equipment used by the Etzel fighters, as well as personal belongings and photographs of some of the group’s key figures.



One of the most significant exhibits in the museum is the reconstruction of the Etzel’s command post, which was located in the basement of a building in Tel Aviv. The command post was vital to the organization’s operations and was a key location in the fight against the British Mandate authorities.

The Bombing of the King David Hotel

Visitors can also learn about the Etzel’s involvement in some of the most significant events of the pre-statehood period, such as the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the headquarters of the British administration in Palestine. The bombing, which took place in July 1946, resulted in the deaths of 91 people and is regarded as one of the most significant acts of violence in the struggle for Jewish independence.

The museum is located in the heart of Tel Aviv, on Charles Clore Park, and is easily accessible by public transport. It is open seven days a week and is free to enter, making it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Israeli history and culture.

In conclusion, the Etzel Museum is a fascinating and informative institution that offers visitors a unique insight into the struggle for Jewish independence in Palestine during the pre-statehood period. With its impressive collection of artifacts, documents, and photographs, the museum is an essential destination for anyone interested in Israeli history and culture.

The Etzel House Opening Hours:

Sunday–Thursday: 08:00–16:30

Friday – Saturday: closed

To coordinate tours: 03-5177180

Entry Fees:

Adult – 20 NIS.

Youth – 15 NIS.

Senior citizen – 15 NIS.

Student – 15 NIS.

Here is a link to their website!

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