Hannah Senesh house

Hannah Senesh

Tours and Activities

Caesarea Maritima Museum

General background

The Anna Szenes House in Kibbutz Sdot Yam is dedicated to commemorating the image and story of poet and paratrooper Anna Szenes, a member of Kibbutz Sdot Yam.

In 1944, at the age of 22, Anna joined a delegation of Yishuv paratroopers and embarked on a daring mission in Hungary to save Jews, a mission from which she never returned. After her death, her diaries, poems, and letters were discovered, written with exceptional literary talent and bringing us her unique personality, her inner world, and serving as a fascinating document of the significant period in which she operated.

The visit to the Anna Szenes House invites visitors into Anna’s inner world, through the various stations of her life. The carefully crafted exhibition includes poems, sections of her diary, photographs, original items, and interactive displays. Quotes from Anna’s diary in her own handwriting, are displayed on the walls of the exhibition, as well as songs, authentic objects, pictures, and interactive displays. The exhibition also gives a place of honor to the Paratroopers Delegation, which included the seven paratroopers who did not return – Anna Szenes, Haviva Reich, Abba Berdiczew, Zvi Ben-Yaakov, Enzo Sireni, Rafi Ries, and Peretz Goldstien.

The museum is open for private visits, and also offers guided tours for groups. Guided tours for groups may include an explanation of the exhibition or may also include the Yaffe Nof observation point and a stroll on the beach.

We also recommend combining a visit to the Caesarea Antiquity Museum near the Anna Szenes House, in which unique archaeological finds from Caesarea and its surroundings are displayed.

General Information

Fee:

The Anna Szenes House: Adult 30 NIS, child / senior citizen / soldier 20 NIS.

 The Caesarea Antiquity Museum: Adult 30 NIS, child / senior citizen / soldier 20 NIS.

Combined visit at the Anna Szenes House and the Caesarea Antiquity Museum

 Fees: Adult 40 NIS, child / senior citizen / soldier 30 NIS.

Note:

Screening of the movie is every half hour.

Guided tours for groups take place throughout the entire visit,

Opening hours

Additional products for groups for an added fee and prior to a prearranged appointment

  • Tour “Following Anna Szenes” – for groups only, over 10 visitors
  • The Bird Mosaic
  • Ancient Caesarea
  • The Eastern Hippodrome and the Obelisk

 

Opening Hours

The Anna Szenes House and Caesarea Antiquity Museum 

The Anna Szenes House 

Sunday – Thursday, from 10:00 to 16:00

Fridays from 9:00 to 13:00

The museum is closed on Saturday and holidays

 

Caesarea Antiquity Museum

Sunday – Thursday, from 10:00 to 16:00

Fridays from 9:00 to 13:00

The museum is closed on Saturday and holidays

Information

Translation

  • The texts in Anna Szenes House are presented in Hebrew. Soon it will be possible to see the exhibition in English with the help of an app.
  • Guided tours are in Hebrew and English.

Accessibility

  • The museum’s pathway is accessible to wheelchairs, as well as the entire complex, including the auditorium and exhibition.
  • Handicapped parking is nearby
  • On-site accessible toilets
  • Amplification system for hard of hearing 
  • Guidance signs
  • The museum can be entered with a guide dog
  • Chairs for the comfort of visitors throughout the exhibition

Rules and regulations

  • The place is suitable for children from the age of +10 years and adults of all ages.
  • Animals are forbidden (other than a guide dog for the visually impaired)
  • Bonfires in the complex surrounding the museum are forbidden.
  • Smoking is allowed only in the seating areas outside the museum

Food and Beverages

  • Sale of popsicles on the premises
  • We offer a cold water dispenser for the use of our visitors

Location and Directions

Instructions

Enter the main gate of Kibbutz Sdot Yam, pass the factory, turn right, and park in the parking lot of the outdoor venue “Al –Hayam”. From there, walk southward along the road parallel to the sea (about three hundred meters) until reaching the Anna Szenes House.

Directions for Individuals Who Have Difficulty Walking

It is also possible to enter the kibbutz through the south gate of the Merkaz Hayami  Caesarea. Please call us to open the gate (04-6364548), then continue a little further,   turn left and after passing the football stadium on your left, turn right and park in the driveway adjacent to Anna Szenes House and the Caesarea Antiquity Museum.