Treasures In The Walls Museum, Acre – Full Guide


Treasures In The Walls Museum

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!

Map

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:

Akko - Old City Map
Akko – Old City Map

Notes:

  • 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.

Directions

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.

Old Acre walls
Old Acre walls

Once you climb to the top of the wall, you will spot the entrance.

Entrance Fee

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.

Old Akko price list
Old Akko price list

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.

Opening Hours

Sunday – Thursday and Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00.
Friday and holiday eve: 10:00 – 15:00.

Notes:

  • 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.

About

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

Entrance Sign to Treasures In The Walls Museum
Entrance Sign to Treasures In The Walls Museum

Inside The Museum

And now let’s start touring the museum.

Treasures In The Walls Museum, Acre
Treasures In The Walls Museum, Acre

Treasures in the Walls Museum holds several rooms with antique furniture like this:

Treasures In The Walls Museum, Old Acre

There are also many antique items and decorated kitchenware.

Treasures In The Walls Museum, Old Acre, Old Acre

More furniture:

Treasures In The Walls Museum, Akko

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:

Treasures In The Walls Museum, Akko

Not sure I can even call this as furniture, it is art:

Treasures In The Walls Museum, Old Acre

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:

Treasures In The Walls Museum, Old Acre

Photo at locksmith corner:

Treasures In The Walls Museum, Acre

Sandals maker:

Treasures In The Walls Museum, Acre

The pre-washing machine era:

Treasures In The Walls Museum, Acre
Treasures In The Walls Museum, Acre
Blacksmith

Summary

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!

Stay Tuned!

   

Additional Resources

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