The Oded Yarkoni Archives Historical Archive of Petach Tikva gather and hold documents from the 1860s to the present. They house an administrative archive of Petach Tikva, private archives of institutions and organizations associated with the city, family and personal archives, collections of photographs and negatives, maps, advertisements and posters, objects, films, tape recordings, press excerpts, books, and digital collections.
The archive serves the city of Petach Tikva, academic scholars, students and schoolchildren, journalists, genealogists, architects, and others. A study room and a library are available to users. The archive functions as a "total archive" akin to an "open house" for the community, which is invited to contribute and express itself in any field pertaining to the city's life and society.
The archive displays its treasures in exhibitions held at the Museum Complex in the city and elsewhere. It takes an active part in conserving the city's sites, and maintains continuous contact with its educational institutions. Audiovisual materials from the archive are available in virtual exhibitions and on YouTube.
The site contains a catalogue of archival fonds. The information is offered in Hebrew.


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Museum Complex, Yad Labanim House
30 Arlozorov St.
Petach Tikva
Entry from Gyasot Hashiryon St.
Mailing address: P.O.Box 1, Petach Tikva, 49100


Archive Director: 03-9286318
Archive Team: 03-9286303
Fax: 03-9232188


Archive Hours:
Sun.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. by appointment
Wheelchair accessible

The Founders Museum for the History of Petach Tikva presents the unique and fascinating story of the "Mother of Settlements" in its early days. It was set up in the Museum Complex, next to the country's first Yad Labanim house. Designed as a little, magical, 19th century rural town, the museum unfolds the historical heritage and the remote way of life of the founding fathers.
The exhibition contains photographs, documents, Judaica items, utensils, objects, accessories, furniture, models, costumes, toys, books, presentations, films, and interactive games. The museum staff consists of guides, researchers, and actors, offering hands-on and theatrical guided tours for groups of visitors of all ages.

"Houses Tell Stories" tours in Petach Tikva's historical houses can also be booked.


Museum hours: Open to the public free of charge on Saturdays,

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
On weekdays, open to groups by appointment only:

tel. 03-9286316 / 03-9286304


Museum Complex, Yad Labanim House
30 Arlozorov St.
Petach Tikva
Tel: 03-9286316
Fax: 03-9223026

תושבי פתח תקוה בעבר ובהווה מוזמנים להפקיד בארכיון תעודות, מכתבים, מסמכים, תצלומים, קטעי עיתונות וחפצים.