Israel Police Heritage Centre

Israel Police Heritage Centre opinie, Beit Shemesh

Israel Police Heritage Centre

Israel Police Heritage Centre
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Interesting history exhibuts
wrz 2018 • Dla rodziny
There is potential here for more.

The exhibits are nicely designed and give enough- but not too much- information.

I found it interesting.

One needs less than an hour for this.

There are some older police cars and vans on display.

There are some exhibits and activities for children during the holidays.... and it can be crowded then.
Written 25 września 2018
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Richard W
Tel Aviv, Izrael216 contributions
OK But Not Living Up To Its Potential
sie 2018 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
I visited the Israel Police Heritage Center (i.e., the Police Museum) when it and the Police Academy were located in the north near Shfar Am many years ago. I was excited when I returned to Israel and saw that they were in a new, larger, modern building in central Israel. However, after three visits I have to say I'm disappointed, especially comparing the current state of the museum to the previous one. The positive aspect, apart from the newer, more spacious building, is that they have some additional vehicles that weren't in the collection before, such as a car in the graphics of the short-lived National Traffic Police, a water cannon, and a Ford Fairmont (The police got 50 of the 150 Fairmonts left by the US Army Corps of Engineers after major construction projects relocating airbases from Sinai to Israel - maybe that explains why the Israel Police haven't used US police cars since then!) On the other hand, several of the vehicles that formerly were on display at the old museum are not seen here, including an older Mercedes water cannon truck and a BTR-152 armored truck used by the police. None of the vehicles on display (outdoors but under cover) appear to have been restored but rather put on display in the condition they were received. Granted, some of them have been in the collection for decades and on display outdoors, but at least a refurbishing of the vehicle exteriors would add greatly to the appearance. They look OK from a distance but up close look to be in pretty bad shape, with flat tires, bubbled, cracked or chipped paint, rust spots and streaks, dusty interiors and exteriors, missing parts, etc. Several are supported by jacks under the axles. The Studebaker Lark, one of the most historic of the police cars, is in deplorable condition with a large hole in the floorboard, rust in various places, and the gasket around the windshield gone, leaving the windshield looking like someone did a poor job of gluing it on a model car. I realize that official funding for the Heritage Center may be lacking, and I've been told that laws and regulations make it very hard for even an official museum to accept donations of funds or labor (as in restoring the vehicles) from businesses like many police departments in the US receive. Inside, the spacious building makes the lack of exhibits more obvious. Again, the former museum seems - at least in my recollection, and I have a lot of photos from the former collection - to have had a lot more badges, uniforms, weapons and equipment on display. Apart from a few weapons, communications gear and a couple of motorcycles, the exhibits consist mainly of large photographs with very little information. The exhibit areas follow a chronological timeline but there are few artifacts related to the periods, apart from the very early years. Guided tours are available. The old museum had a charm that I found largely lacking in this new building with its high ceilings and wide-open exhibit areas just begging for more things to be added. Nevertheless, I gave the place a "3" rating because it has potential and I appreciate any police force that even makes an attempt to maintain its history. If possible, I recommend visiting during Passover or another time when the police set up displays of current vehicles and equipment, which will add value and interest to a visit.
Written 26 sierpnia 2018
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Jason W
Jerusalem District, Izrael23 contributions
Nice place. Nothing spectacular
kwi 2017 • Dla rodziny
Took the family here on passover. Free admission. Nice building, museum and campus. Fun activity for younger kids. I don't think teenagers would find much to do here.
Worth the visit if you need something quick to do in the Beit Shemesh area.
Written 18 kwietnia 2017
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eli b
Beit Shemesh, Izrael10 contributions
great very short trip
gru 2016 • Dla rodziny
Don't plan your whole day around it but your kids will enjoy it for 1-2 hours. tours are available in a few languages.
Written 14 marca 2017
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Pelony
Beit Shemesh, Izrael11 contributions
THIS IS NOT AN ACADEMY...IT IS A CITY!
lis 2016 • Dla rodziny
WOWIE WOW WOW! Basketball courts, FOOD Emporiums, SWIMMING POOL...and a Soccer Field the size of...A SOCCER FIELD!
All for the men and women that serve the communities of Israel, it's borders, airports, and streets. This is the Police Academy for all of ISRAEL! There is a MUSEUM THERE (Free I am told) That shows all the old cars and equipment used from Israel's start. ANY HISTORY BUFF, MILITARY or ARMS ENTHUSIAST....or just curious about LAW ENF and the ones that take on this dangerous, yet fulfilling occupation, should visit.
If you hear "fireworks" that is one of the over 20 ranges below, testing and training the officers & volunteers that guard us day & night.
Due to security issues, I HAVE NO PHOTOS to share. Those that UNDERSTAND....understand.
Written 26 listopada 2016
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Ruthie r
Ramat Gan, Izrael38 contributions
Great history place
lut 2015 • Znajomi
Israel Police Heritage Museum, the Museum of relatively new but rich with fascinating history of Israel through the lives of police officers in the country.
It is highly recommended to get to know the country from a different perspective and important
Written 24 stycznia 2016
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