Ethnographic Museum "Treasures in the Walls".
The museum is located inside the north-eastern walls of old Acre.
The walls were initially built by the Ottoman ruler of the area
Ahmed Al Jazzar Pasha after Napoleon´s attempt to conquer
the city in 1779. The commander´s tower "Burg´ Al Commander"
is divided into arched halls which were used to hold the Ottomans garrison
and now hold a beautiful and rare collection which gives an insight into the
way of life in the Galilee during the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.
Objects on display have been collected over many years by the collectors
Dan Hortman and Michael Luria. The left wing is a reconstruction of
old market stores and old craft workshops such as hat-maker´s,
leather-maker´s, carpenter´s, woodmaker´s, blacksmith´s and an old pharmacy.
These are only some of the craftsmen you will meet during your visit to the market.
The right wing includes furniture, vessels, clocks, locks and other collected
items from the past.
The historic building, includes a unique atmosphere that adds to the visitors
enjoyment of the wide variety of articles on display.