The Jezreel valley Museum tells the story of the pioneers of the third “Aliya” who came to settle the land and work in agricultural production. It is located in the Jezreel valley with some of the best views in the Country.
The Museum presents the life, experiences and stories of the pioneering settlers in “The Valley”. The display is vivid and exciting, the largest in Israel relating to settlement, specifically in the Jezreel Valley, from 1911–1951.
The Museum brings to life both personal and local stories, alongside social and ideological values. These are presented exactly as they were experienced. The pioneers expressed their need for social ideals, and the importance of labor and discipline as the foundation for a common secular Jewish-Zionist identity and lifestyle. They encouraged tolerance and mutual assistance, the sharing of a common destiny, and most of all, the strengthening and reclaiming of the bond between the Jewish People, on their way to becoming a nation, and the Land of Israel.
The pioneers parent’s synagogue – a beautiful synagogue in the museum made in the template of the old synagogue that was in kibbutz Gvat, Can be used for Bar mitzvah ceremony, for other celebrations or meetings.
A visit to the Jezreel Valley Museum combines various activities
A Visit to the Museum – experience the story of the settlement and of the pioneers.
A Personalized Tour – guides give a firsthand description: visitors “meet” pioneers as they were in the 1920’s.
The “Display Theater” – Pioneer scenes are brought to life by actors during the visit.
Cooking a Pioneer’s Meal – wearing pioneer’s clothing you prepare a vegetarian meal which includes salad, eggs, potatoes, cheese and butter using “wick” stoves of old., just like the pioneers did then. Pita bread is backed on outdoor stove on site. All this is enjoyed with coffee/tea and marmalade. The meal is served in authentic dishes, in the old wooden kibbutz dining room.
Sing-along Songs from the early days until the present day accompanied by an accordion, enjoyed while seated around tables, or around a campfire.
Visit Kibbutz Yifat and see the Kibbutz as it is today.
Visit the biggest cowshed on Kibbutz Yifat, see cows being milked.
Visits Other Sites in the Valley – visit the graves of the first Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, his son – Assaf Ramon, and Moshe Dayan. All are buried in the same cemetery on moshav Nahalal. Also visit the Valley railway line/station, see the weapons cache at Nahalal and more . . .
Opening Hours: for groups any time, others: Sunday- Thursday 9:00 AM till 3 PM, Friday-Saturday 10:00 AM till 1 PM
Prices: 35 NIS per person in min 20 people, for guided tour including coffee, tea and cookies. Additional fee for actor 250 NIS, for accordionist 350 NIS per hour.
For visit including meal: additional 130 NIS per person in meal in site, or additional 60 NIS per person if eating in neighbor kibbutz (in kibbutz dining room.