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Ben-Gurion House, Tel Aviv

Ben-Gurion House, Tel Aviv (must see)

The Ben-Gurion House is a single-family dwelling constructed in 1930-31 by engineer David Tuvia, and is located in the very first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, established by Keren Kayemet LeYisrael or the Jewish National Fund. The building enjoys the distinction of being one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tel Aviv, as its first inhabitants were David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel, and his wife Paula.

The couple purchased this house for 350 Palestinian Pounds, paid in installments. In 1960 they renovated and expanded the property, making it their permanent home for a long period until they decided to settle down in Sde-Boker. David and Paula lived between the two homes simultaneously all the way until Ben-Gurion’s death in 1973.

The items used by Ben-Gurion and his wife, while in here, are now on display, preserved and accompanied by some newer exhibits and souvenirs added before this house was opened to the general public. Here, you can also find an exhibition of the life and legacy of Ben-Gurion. Many study groups and seminars on a range of issues, both political and social, are hosted here regularly. There is also a library containing over 20,000 books covering different topics in different languages.

Why You Should Visit:
Interesting collection of historic appliances & furniture, lots of souvenirs from major international leaders, plus a phenomenal library.
In the back of the property, there's a short documentary on Ben-Gurion's life showing; a free audio tour of the house is also available.

Tip:
You're supposed to leave your backpack/bag in a small security building before entering.

Opening Hours:
Mon: 8am-5pm; Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun: 8am-3pm; Fri: 8am-1pm; Sat: 11am-2pm
Free admission

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Sight Name: Ben-Gurion House
Sight Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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