The historic “Khan,” is a national heritage site that opened as a registered museum in 1982. It presents the history of Hadera from its founding (1891) until its transformation into a city (1952). The structure was purchased in 1891 with the lands of Hadera, by four settlement societies of “Hovevei Zion” from Eastern Europe. The impressive kurkar (stone) structure, which was built in the middle of the nineteenth century, initially served as an Ottoman farmhouse. For six years, the building served as a temporary residence for the first residents of Hadera, while dealing with the Turkish authorities, harsh environmental conditions and especially malaria.
The original twenty-six rooms are now only eleven, and serve as fascinating permanent exhibitions that present the history of Hadera- from the town to the city, and as a historical archive, a library and facilitates cultural and educational activities.
For the general public, the museum’s educational activities are diverse and adapted to visitors of all ages. A visit to the museum includes an illustrious tour that presents figures from the past and tells the story, shows the courage and determination of the founders.
The Khan presents an innovative interactive experience. During the activity, each participant receives an iPad, through which they will travel through time and take an active and enjoyable part of Hadera’s historical story. The journey includes quizzes, finding clues around the museum and interactive games. Finally, anyone who has managed to finish all the stages of the journey through the museum reaches the treasury of the Khan.
Wheelchair accessible? Yes,
Is there a parking? Yes,
Is it sutable for children? Yes.
Attraction Type: National Sites, Museums And Culture, Region: North, Address: 74 Hagiborim St., Hadera (Find more Museums And Culture;National Sites in Israel: North)
Sunday: 08:00 – 17:00, Monday: 08:00 – 14:00, Tuesday: 08:00 – 17:00, Wednesday: 08:00 – 14:00, Thursday: 08:00 – 17:00, Friday: 09:00 – 12:00, Saturday: Closed, Holiday eve: Closed, Holiday: Closed