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Jewish Museum

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Address: 129-131 Albert Street | Camden Town, London NW1 7NB, England
Phone Number: 020 7284 7384
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Description: From the moment you step inside this outstanding new museum the journey of...
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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Amazing Collection of Artifacts along with the History of Jews in the United Kingdom

This museum starts with a display of Jewish artifacts mostly from the 17th, 18th and 19th Century (some are a few centuries earlier), every thing from Torah plaques and pointers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This museum starts with a display of Jewish artifacts mostly from the 17th, 18th and 19th Century (some are a few centuries earlier), every thing from Torah plaques and pointers to Sabbath Spice Holders. They have the most beautiful Arc from 15th Century Italy. On the next floor up they explain the history of Jews in England, including their exclusion... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A very friendly atmosphere at this Museum which covered quite a lot of ground in terms of Jewish history including the Holocaust. It also went into detail of the background of the many varied Jewish immigrants living here and their history. It was very good for younger people as there were quite a lot of interactive tools available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Fascinating 2 hours spent. The use of the building space was beautiful. The displays were concise and informative. Staff were helpful without being intrusive. Not sure if I need to mention, but we are not Jews! Just interested in recent history, and peoples life journeys. There are also signs that maybe, history may continue to repeat itself with the present... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is such an fascinating museum, all beautifully and sensitively exhibited. Staff are very helpful and friendly, and clearly take a great pride in the place. There's also a cafe for light snacks, and an interesting shop. Give yourself at least two hours to see the permanent and temporary exhibitions. A real gem of a place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We visited today and from the moment we entered this lovely spacious building felt welcomed. The exhibits are glorious - a Venetian ark brought over to the UK and donated to the museum. A great selection of religious objects. The holocaust exhibition was small but informative. The staff were informative and clearly love explaining the museum. Well worth a visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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