Today we will be visiting Ethnographic museum Treasures In The Walls. But let’s start with basics (like opening hours, entrance fee). Let’s begin!
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Old Acre is the old part of the modern city of Acre. And Treasures In The Walls Museum, as many other tourist attractions, is located within the Old City of Acre.
Map of the area:
- In the map above, the Treasures In The Walls Museum is marked under number #4 (at the top right corner).
- You can click on the map to enlarge it.
The easiest way to find Treasures In The Walls Museum is to walk towards the land gate (#2 on the map). And about twenty meters before exiting the old city, you will see this inclined road to your left.
Once you climb to the top of the wall, you will spot the entrance.
The basic combined ticket includes Hospitaller Fortress, The Okashi Museum, The Templar Tunnel, and Treasures in the Walls Museum (Old Acre Development Company manages all these sites). It costs 47 NIS for an adult and 40 NIS for a child. On top of the basic combination, you can add additional places like the Turkish Bath, Rosh Hanikra, Haypark zoo, and others. So there is a variety of combo tickets.
Another option is to purchase tickets only to Treasures In The Walls Museum. In that case, it will cost 15 NIS per adult and 12 NIS per child or student.
Sunday – Thursday and Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00.
Friday and holiday eve: 10:00 – 15:00.
- Opening hours and ticket prices were updated in June 2020. In any case, recheck the official site before your visit.
- There are also coupons available. You can find additional information in the Acre guide.
Ethnographic Museum “Treasures in the Walls”.
The museum is located inside the north-eastern walls of old Acre.
The walls were initially built by the Ottoman ruler of the area Ahmed Al-Jazzar Pasha after Napoleon’s attempt to conquer the city in-1779. The commander’s tower “Burge-el-commander” is divided into arched halls which were used to hold the Ottomans garrison and now hold a beautiful and rare collection which gives an insight into the fabric of life in the Galilee during the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.
Objects on display have been collected over many years by the collectors Dan Hortman and Michael Luria. The left-wing is a reconstruction of old market stores and old craft workshops such as hat maker’s, leather maker’s, carpenter’s, woodmaker’s, blacksmith’s and an old pharmacy.
These are only some of the craftsmen you will meet during your visit to the market.
The right-wing includes furniture, vessels, clocks, locks and other collected items from the past.
The historic building includes a unique atmosphere that adds to the visitor’s enjoyment of the wide variety of articles on display.
Source: official site
Inside The Museum
And now let’s start touring the museum.
Treasures in the Walls Museum holds several rooms with antique furniture like this:
There are also many antique items and decorated kitchenware.
That is quite an impressive clock. I have seen watches with Hebrew letters instead of numbers, but this one also has the signs of the twelve tribes of Israel:
Not sure I can even call this as furniture, it is art:
You can also find different craftsmen corners. In these corners, you can see the tools and other items these craftsmen used. That is the hat maker corner:
Photo at locksmith corner:
The pre-washing machine era:
Treasures in the Walls Museum is a lovely small place, and the amount of time you spend inside depends on your age and how nostalgic you are. The average duration of my previous visits is about one hour. And I should also note that there are almost no explanations inside this museum.
And for additional sites in the city, check out my Acre guide.
Have you ever been to the Treasures In The Walls Museum? Tell us in the comments below.
That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!
Additional ResourcesHere are several resources that I created to help travelers:
- Israel Trip Planner is the page that will help you to create your perfect travel route.
- National Parks And Nature Reserves page lists and put all national parks on the map. There is also a top list, information about ticket types and campsites.
- If you are looking for things to do, here are the pages for Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Sea Of Galilee, and Makhtesh Ramon.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.