Ben-Gurion House is located in the centre of Tel aviv. Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel and his house is situated in what was the first workers’ neighbourhood. The Ben-Gurion family lived in this house from when it was built in 1930-1931 until they moved to a hut on Kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev. After this, the family alternated between the Tel Aviv and Negev residences. Ben-Gurion bequeathed his house to the State in his will and three years after he died the Ben-Gurion Law was legislated in which is described how the house will serve as a museum and commemoration of Ben-Gurion and his contribution to Israeli society.
The Ben-Gurion House has two floors. The first floor features Ben-Gurion’s daughter Renana’s room. The room also served as a shelter and bedroom for Ben-Gurion during the Suez Crisis. In fact, Ben-Gurion communicated with Moshe Dayan, the Chief of Staff at the time, from this very room.
The second floor houses a magnificent four-room library with 20,000 books that deal with diverse subjects such as Zionism, different cultures and religions, Hebrew Bible books, and Ben-Gurion’s collection of periodicals. One of the libraries doubled up as Ben-Gurion’s study room and included a special phone that was connected to the Defense Ministry’s Office. There is also a toilet and bedroom on the second floor that were Ben-Gurion’s.
On 29th November 1974,the house was opened to the wider public and ever since then visitors can go on pre-arranged tours, see a audio-visual program about Ben-Gurion and peruse the library.
address: 17 Ben-Gurion Boulevard
phone: (03)522-1010 / (03)522-4925
Open Hours: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Time spent : 2 hours
website : http://www.bg-house.org/?categoryId=6575
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