This went on for three years (until 1948) until its closure. Later on, it was converted to a museum, and made accessible to the public. The Ayalon Institute bullet factory was turned into the Ayalon Museum.
In 1987 the Ayalon Museum has become a Heritage site for both tourists and locals alike. Several breathtaking concepts and creativity were employed when building this underground building, which will surely make your visit a worthwhile one.
From its secret entrance located under a washing machine in the laundry room to the main room where the machines used in producing the bullets are found, the UV radiation room, the packing station, and many more are available for your viewing pleasure. Needless to say, that the machines till today, are functioning well, thanks to Israel’s high level of preserving things.
To make things easier for visitors, an alternate entrance was made, where you’ll go down 25 feet under the ground through a spiral ladder.
Ayalon Institute is a mix of history and science. It shows the rebellious ways of the Jewish people, struggling for Independence. The museum is suitable for all ages.