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 commanders tower "Burge-el-commander" is divided into arched hall`s were used to hold the Ottomans garrison now holds a beautiful and rare collection which views the fabric of life in the Galilee from the 19th up to the begining of 20th century.
Object 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, leather-maker, carpenter, woodmaker, blacksmith an old pharmacy.
Those are only part of the craftmen you will meet during your visit to the market.
The right wing includes furniture, vessels, clocks, locks and other collection
items from the past.
The historic building includes a unique atmospheer that adds to the visitors enjoy of the wide variety of articles on display.
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