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Minkov Orchard Museum

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

Tel Aviv



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Rhonda Epstein

‘I went with my daughter’s ulpan. There is a small museum and the groves. You really need a car to get there on your own. Afterwards, she and I went to the outdoor science museum at Weizman Institute. This was a few years ago.’


The unique Minkov Museum preserves the oldest citrus orchard in Rehovot, planted in 1904. It explains the fruit growing industry that flourished in the land of Israel more than a century ago. The original facilities and activities of the grove were restored to operational status, and include citrus trees, fruit packing facility, original external combustion engine water pump, irrigation reservoir and aquaducts, owner’s residence, rail carts that transported the fruit to the packing facility and introductory film. The museum offers a variety of activities for visitors of all ages.


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