- 16 Rothschild Blvd, Tel Aviv
- 03-510-6426, 03-517-3942
- Sun - Thurs 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m, Fri: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- TAGS: Historical Sites, Leisure, Tel Aviv Museums
On Friday afternoon, May 14, 1948 the declaration of Independence took place. You will re-live history by visiting this fascinating museum.
At 4 p.m. – eight hours before the termination of the British Mandate in what was then Palestine – the members of the People’s Council and Executive and invited leaders gathered in the museum hall. They listened with emotion as David Ben-Gurion, head of the People’s Council, the Zionist Executive and the Jewish Agency, declared the creation of the State of Israel.
Most of the exhibits are original, while some have been reconstructed in precise detail, transporting the visitor back to that incredible event. The names of those who attended the 1948 ceremony are on the walls and chairs; Herzl’s portrait hangs above center stage, flanked by two long Israeli flags.
Opening hours: Sun – Thurs 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m, Fri: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm