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Museums in Israel:
Underground Prisoners Museum


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The Underground Prisoners Museum was first established in the 1800s as a shelter for Russian women. During the time of the British Mandate, the shelter was turned into a prison for Jewish fighters. These fighters included members of the Haganah, Lehi and Irgun groups. These groups fought against the British control over Israel, and secretly helped Jews immigrate from Europe during and after the Holocaust.

Inside the museum, a visitor will find documents and photographs depicting the imprisonment of the Jewish soldiers as well as exhibits on the history of the various underground armies. The Underground Prisoners Museum shows the history of the fight for a Jewish state.

The Underground Prisoners Museum is located at 1 Mishol Hagevura Street in Jerusalem.
Hours of Admission: Sunday through Thursday, 8:30am-4:00pm
There is an admission fee.
Phone number: 972-2-6233166


Sources: Frommer's Israel, 1998

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