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