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Jewish Museum

Address: 129-131 Albert Street | Camden Town, London NW1 7NB, England
Phone Number: 020 7284 7384
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Ranked #130 of 923 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: From the moment you step inside this outstanding new museum the...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: From the moment you step inside this outstanding new museum the journey of discovery begins. The Jewish Museum offers a unique and celebratory experience, inviting you to explore Jewish life and history as part of the wider story of Britain. You will be captivated by world-class collections, ground-breaking interactives and multi-media displays, set against a spacious and modern architectural backdrop.
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Boulder, Colorado
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292 reviews 292 reviews
71 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We visited at the opening on a Friday morning in January. We were the only ones there, apart from a school group from a Muslim girls school. The third floor is very interesting, giving a good history of Jewish London 100 years ago (not so different from Jewish NYC then). Also a good exhibit on Leon Greenman who survived several... More 

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London
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Well laid out informative museum laid out over three floors. The top floor has temporary exhibitions with the ground and further floors having good and interesting permanent exhibitions. Staff are helpful. There is a small but good shop on the ground floor which is where you buy your tickets for entry.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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359 attraction reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A lovely museum, with something for eveyone, of whatever age. The staff, many of whom are volunteers, are knowledgable and helpful. There are some excellent exhibitions. Nice shop too. Well worth a visit and conveniently placed, not far from the London Zoological Gardens.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Having recently visited the Jewish History Museum in Amsterdam and been a little underwhelmed by it I was interested to see what London had to offer. The museum is in Camden Town in an area and a building with no Jewish connections at all. Entry is not especially welcoming - you have to peer in through the door and wait... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The friednly Jewish museum in Camden manages to present a highly complex history and culture in a very pleasant way. The kids loved creating graphic designs following one of the changing exhibitions and laughed out loud at the section of the Yiddish Theatre. The ancient Mikveh (Jewish bath serving for religious rituals) is an impressive piece of history. We came... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

less than 1/2 km from Regent's park, close to the zoo. museum is on a quiet side street. important for the history of Jewish people in England, but also has good gallery for special exhibits. nice cafe for a snack. nearby Camden Town with much night life and restaurants.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great learning experience with this very well designed Museum. I especially liked the part that tells you about Judaism and Jewish holy days and Jewish customs etc. A really instructive way of presenting religious content through videos and posters, mixed with objects from the past. Also interesting the part about Jews in Britain since the 11th century, and the Holocaust... More 

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London
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Everyone from around the world who visit's Camden, visits the famous Camden Market. Stop just a few streets back and head to Albert Street, just off Parkway and spend a day at this amazing museum. They have so much to share, from looking at artefacts, to how the Jewish lived when they first came to London and did you know... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There is only one reason I didn't give 5 stars and that's because I went in between exhibitions, so there wasn't one on for me to comment on. However, this is a lovely museum located in Camden near Regents Park, and is definitely worth a visit. I spent about 21/2 hours here and it has been skilfully and intelligently put... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I are not Jewish but like learning about other faiths and this museum did not disappoint. From artifacts relating to Jewish faith, some priceless, to the history of the Jews in Britain was good to see. The Holocaust exhibition and the story of Leon Greenman was thought provoking and very sad. All the staff were helpful and... More 

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