Museum of the Underground Prisoner

During the British Mandate the Russian Women’s Pilgrim Hostel was transformed into a prison for underground fighters from the Hagana, Etzel and Lechi.

 Today when you visit the Museum you will see exhibits of how the prisoners lived and worked. There are guided tours in Hebrew and in English (by reservation) which include a historic overview of the prison, theatrical performances and exhibits including stone chiseling, guard quarters and a room dedicated to Rabbi Aryeh Levin.

The museum offers lectures about the history of the Prison and the founding of the State of Israel, 

The Entrance to The Museum of Underground Prisoners

Photo: Ron Peled

workshops, Plaster Carving & Carpet Weaving.

A self guided Scavenger Hunt for Children around the Prison visiting 8 different areas in the museum to collect clues and perform activities.


Phone: 02-6233166

Address: 1 Mishol Hagevura St, Jerusalem

Russian Compound

Opening Hours:

Sun to Thu  08:30-16:00 

Holidays – closed


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