16 in June 2004 | Menachem Begin Heritage Center inaugurated

Immediately after his passing, a group of people who cherished and had accompanied Menachem Begin from the beginning of his public career, decided to established a center to commemorate the memory and legacy of his activities. In April 1988, after the establishment of the Menachem Begin Heritage Foundation, the Israeli Knesset approved the law of Menachem Begin at the initiative of MK Reuven Rivlin, and it gave the Center an official status.

On June 16, 2004 the Begin Heritage Center opened to the public and was located across the Old City Walls. The center was inaugurated at a national ceremony, in the presence of the President and the Prime Minister, ministers and Knesset members, Diaspora Jewish leaders and the Begin Family.

The center includes archives, a reference library, the Department of Education and a Research Institute, and a museum that brings Begin’s story to life through a new and unique perspective. The center depicts the life of the prime minister and one the most fascinating chapters in the history of Israel.