If your planning a family trip in Israel and want to visit the North of the country, the Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum in Haifa showcases the story of the Ha’apala (clandestine immigration) – the hardships and the struggle for the right to immigrate to Israel during the British Mandate. At the entrance to the museum you will notice the bridge of “Dakar” –the naval submarine which was retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea 31 years after it sank.
Out of 63 ships that tried to break through the blockade and enter British Palestine during 1940’s, only 5 succeeded. In the museum you can see two of these ships as well as models, an audiovisual show and historic documents from that time. Another wing of the museum is dedicated to the history of the Israeli Navy and it contains photos, documents, battle diagrams, weapons and the “Gal” naval submarine which can be toured from the inside.
Friday by advance booking.
Group tours by advance booking.