About us

The Atlit Detention Camp is located near Highway 2 (the Coastal Highway), north of the town Atlit.

The camp is a national heritage site and is an educational center for the heritage and history of the Ha’apala (the Jewish clandestine immigration to Palestine/ Eretz Israel during the British Mandate period).

The camp used to be a detention camp for immigrants who were captured by the British while struggling to enter the land overland or by sea, and for members of the Jewish resistance movements that opposed the British authority, among them members of Etzel (the Irgun), Lehi and members of the Hagana arrested during Operation Agatha (The Black Sabbath).

Opening Hours:

Sunday-Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Friday: 09:00-13:00

Please coordinate a visit by e-mail or phone:
Ha@shimur.org.il 04-984291304-9841980

A museum guide is required for main exhibits

Guided languages:
A guided tour is available in Hebrew and English. Some exhibits are also available in Russian, Spanish, French and Amharic.

Plan your visit

The historical detention camp in Atlit, one of 10 sites operated by the Council for Conservation of Heritage Sites in Israel, is a national heritage site dedicated to the history of the Ha’apala- the clandestine immigration to Eretz Israel during the British Mandate period. It tells the story of the Ha’apala by sea, overland and by air and tells the story of the Ma’apilim (immigrants) who were detained in Atlit, Cyprus and other camps.

The stories are told in fascinating guided tours that includes explanations about the detainees’ everyday life in the restored barracks and various multimedia displays. One of the highlights of the visit is the ship Galina that simulates the journey to Eretz Israel.

All visits must  be pre-booked. Tours are available for groups and single visitors.

Guidance center phone no. : 04-9841980

Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday – 09:00-17:00, Friday: 09:00-13:00

About us

The Atlit Detention Camp is located near Highway 2 (the Coastal Highway), north of the town Atlit.

The camp is a national heritage site and is an educational center for the heritage and history of the Ha’apala (the Jewish clandestine immigration to Palestine/ Eretz Israel during the British Mandate period).

The camp used to be a detention camp for immigrants who were captured by the British while struggling to enter the land overland or by sea, and for members of the Jewish resistance movements that opposed the British authority, among them members of Etzel (the Irgun), Lehi and members of the Hagana arrested during Operation Agatha (The Black Sabbath).

Opening Hours:

Sunday-Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Friday: 09:00-13:00

Please coordinate a visit by e-mail or phone:
Ha@shimur.org.il 04-984291304-9841980

A museum guide is required for main exhibits

Guided languages:
A guided tour is available in Hebrew and English. Some exhibits are also available in Russian, Spanish, French and Amharic.

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