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Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum

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Address: 204 Derekh Allenby, Haifa 3547209, Israel
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+972 4-853-6249
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
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This museum tells the story of the struggles over the right to live in...

This museum tells the story of the struggles over the right to live in Israel and the history of the Israeli Navy through library archives, models, photos, diagrams and light & sound presentations.

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The stories of courage are awe inspiring!

We were in Israel two years ago and went to visit this museum them but it was under renovation. Now it was open and it was a great visit. You get to climb into all sort of planes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Israel two years ago and went to visit this museum them but it was under renovation. Now it was open and it was a great visit. You get to climb into all sort of planes and even a submarine. (A bit claustrophobic!) Get the book on the Maapilim - the illegal immigrants to Israel - I'm reading... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Not worth the time and expense and effort. There is a lot of propaganda and half truths depicted here. When I tried to reveal the truth in my review, it was censored. This is the sanitized version. If you would like the truth behind this museum, you may contact me directly.

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Thank ZenHealer7
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7 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I found this museum very interesting. Helps if you like old ships and history though. Lots of ships had a submarine to climb around in. Need your passport as ID to get in as a Naval facility

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I would really recommend this museum. I had a day off and went to the museum as I didn't know what else to do. I was pleasantly surprised and there were plenty of real ships to allow my imagination to take flight. It would be even better with kids. (At least then I would have a valid excuse for singing... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a new museum with a ship that immigrants travelled in.Being inside and see how they travelled was so moving. The guide and photos were a lesson on their lives I never heard about.

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Girona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

it'a a good visit but not the best on this area, mostly it's videos and info about the naval history of israel.

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New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This mostly consists of movies, which tell you the story of the ship at the center of the museum, and guide you through the ship itself. But I found it fascinating. Not worth much more than an hour or so, but relatively close to Elijah's Cave and amazing views out over the Mediterranean.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

so I kept trying to get to see this museum, been closed the three times previously even though the website said open. Tried again last week, clearly open, you have to knock on the door and the guard tells me that I need to show my passport or teudat zehus. I say who needs a passport to visit a museum... More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

I had no idea that the Israeli Navy traces its roots back to immigration ships and learned a lot from the story boards and exhibits. Well worth a visit if you're in Haifa.

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

The museum presents the history of the Israeli Navy. The collection is interesting and the submarine is very impressive. You must have an ID to enter. Could be a good idea to combine with the Maritime museum that is very close.

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