The Village Museum


The Eran Shamir Village Museum of Mazkeret Batya was established in 1987 to tell the story of this pioneering community, which was founded during the First Aliyah. The museum has a short film that introduces visitors to the stories of the founders, while the display of genuine period items, such as clothing, craftsmen’s tools, toys, children’s books, and ritual objects, provides a picture of what life was like in Mazkeret Batya from 1883 onward.
Visitors can draw water with the antila (water-pumping wheel) and check out the collection of agricultural equipment in the cowshed. This national heritage site also features an exhibition of collages by artist Israel Levy. This well-preserved site is an interesting historical preserve that enables visitors to experience the conservation of Israel’s cultural and architectural heritage. For a comprehensive, enjoyable tour that is tailored to participants, reservations are strongly recommended.

Sunday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday also 4-6 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (confirm hours before visiting)
Additional times may be possible for groups that make reservations in advance.
40 Rothschild Boulevard, Mazkeret Batya
(08) 934-9525


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