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027 Novy Jeruzalem

Museum of the Underground Prisoners, 1 Mishol HaGvura, Russian Compound

Architect: Martin Ivanovich Eppinger, 1864

An open museum and guided tours at one of the most impressive sites in the city, which will put a spotlight on issues related to its restoration and architecture. Originally built as an inn for Russian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land, during the British Mandate period it was converted into a prison where members of the Jewish underground movements were also incarcerated. In its third and current metamorphosis, it is a museum dedicated to the contribution of the underground movements to the struggle to establish the State of Israel. It features a reconstruction of the Mandate period prison, including the inmates’ cells, workshops, synagogue, solitary confinement block, and gallows. The two-hour tours will be led by the museum director, Yoram Tamir.

Historical landmark/tour dealing with preservationHistorical landmark/tour dealing with preservation
Reservations not required

Open house and 4 open tours for the first 40 people in line. Reservations not required.

Reservations not required
Thursday, 18.11, 9:00-17:00 (open museum and free admittance for Open House Weekend participants). Guided tours at 13:00 and 16:00
Friday, 19.11, 9:00-13:00 (open museum and free admittance for Open House Weekend participants). Guided tours at 10:00 and 12:00
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