Yad Lashiryon (Armored Corps) Museum

Yad Lashiryon (Armored Corps) Museum

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Yad Lashiryon, Israel’s official memorial for soldiers from the Armored Corps who fell in combat, also happens to be one of the largest and most diverse tank museums in the world. Yad Lashiryon is located at Latrun, halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Latrun was selected for the memorial because it was the site of a bloody battle during the 1948 War of Independence, one of the first to introduce Israel’s newly established Armored Corps.

The memorial’s main building is a British Mandate-era fortress, which houses an archive of the fallen soldiers, a synagogue and a library. Yad Lashiryon’s most famous landmark (and its logo) is an American M4 Sherman tank mounted on top of a tower. But besides the M4, the memorial’s adjoining museum houses a huge collection of tanks including the Israeli Merkava marks I through IV, and hundreds of models from the US, Germany, France, and the Soviet Union, among other countries, as well as some that Israel captured from enemy forces in wartime.

The Allied Forces Monument pays tribute to the armies that fought the Nazis in World War II, led by the US, Britain and the USSR.

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  • Marian Cón
    Marian Cón
    August 22, 2023

    Really big museum of war, full of tanks that you would not finf anywhere else. In case you are fan of tanks or the game War thunder, this is really must for you. Additionaly, they do the guide for free, we had a soldier...

  • Konstantin-David Khayat
    Konstantin-David Khayat
    April 26, 2023

    Great museum of Israeli Armed Forces with big collection of tanks from different countries of the Europe and USSR. I recommend to visit it for everyone who interested in Israel national history.

  • Robert Goldman
    Robert Goldman
    October 2, 2023

    One of the most important places to visit in Israel. Great experience. Good exhibits of most of the tanks used by the IDF and our enemies over the past 60 plus years. Great place for anybody that's interested in military...

  • José Melo
    José Melo
    September 18, 2023

    Incredible place as a tank lover and former wot player

  • Tom Kregenbild
    Tom Kregenbild
    October 10, 2022

    The experience of seeing thr tanks is great and you can climb on top of them, which is a great fun for kids There is a large parking next to the place, a small store with toys and books and a toilet in the museum The do...

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