Macon Ayalon (Hebrew “Ayalon Institute”) was the code name for a secret bullet factory operating underground near rechovot between 1946 to 1948. It produced 8 meters (25 feet) below the surface 2.25 million 9 mm bullets, which were vital in the first stages of the war of indepandance.
Since 1987 the site operates as a museum and is one of the most popular atractions related to the establishment of the state of Israel.
Visitors descend through a secret shaft to the underground factory, and learn about the risks and dramatic moments in the operation of Machon Ayalon.
A short video presentation of “Machon Ayalon”, a site that operated a underground secret bullet factory in the 1940’s, so the Jews will be able to defend themselves once the British leave. It provided vital ammunition for the Jewish fighting forces in the 1948, the War of Independence. #machonayalon #secretbulletfactory #warofindependance #israel #travel #tour #guide #bullets #warfare
|Machon Ayalon on Wikipedia|
|Machon Ayalon on Tripadvisor|
|Machon Ayalon on Google Maps|
|Machon Ayalon web site|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Weizmann Institute Visitors Center|
|The “Philistine Street”|