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Museum of the Underground Prisoners

Jerusalem Attractions  - 16



Hidden away in the Russian Compound north of Jerusalem's bustling downtown is a powerful reminder of the turbulent, violence-wracked recent history of the city: the Underground Prisoners Museum. The long, low stone building was initially constructed in the 1800s as lodging for Russian women.


During the period of the British Mandate, the shelter was converted into a prison for those deemed a threat by the Mandatory government, particularly members of the pre-state Jewish underground militias.

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Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday 09:00 to 17:00

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