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Jewish Museum

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Address: 129-131 Albert Street | Camden Town, London NW1 7NB, England
Phone Number: 442072847384
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Jewish Museum London is for people of all backgrounds and faiths to...

The Jewish Museum London is for people of all backgrounds and faiths to explore British Jewish heritage, identity and culture. Set against a spacious and modern architectural backdrop with displays across four permanent galleries, the museum brings the Jewish story to life, placing it in a wider context of British history. Our education programmes, exhibitions and events encourage a sense of discovery and creativity and tell the story of Jewish history, culture and religion in an innovative and compelling way.

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Really interesting permanent exhibition on the history of the Jewish community in London

A small museum - but it would take about 2 hours to do it full justice. We visited for the current 'Blood' exhibition - which was very thought-provoking in terms of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A small museum - but it would take about 2 hours to do it full justice. We visited for the current 'Blood' exhibition - which was very thought-provoking in terms of the significance of the concept of blood for Judaism, between Judaism and Christianity, and in terms of its significance (or not) for Jewish identity and the role of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering the huge influence British Jewry have contributed to many aspects of British Life Over the last few centuries I was underwhelmed by this Museum. Well situated in a quiet road a few miles from Central London I was impressed with the conversion of residential homes into an impressive and clean looking Museum. I felt there should have been many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jewish museum is found in the heart of Camden. The first floor is all about the faith and customs etc. The second floor has a Jewish timeline and about Jews in Britain. There is also a section on The Holocaust. The third floor has changing exhibitions and was dedicated to the author Judith Kerr. The museum is very well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked behind some Georgian Houses in Camden Town The Jewish Museum is a really worth while 'Bijou ' exhibition for anyone wanting to learn more abouit Jewish history, culture and religion. Go to the 3rd floor a see the special exhibition on 'Blood' which has just opened. A friendly pleasant compact space .Good Cafe and snacks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there as i wanted to see the Judith Kerr exhibition, however i already knew about Judaism. If you already know about it then i would not go.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

As non - Jewish I felt I learnt a great deal from visiting this museum (plus have some amazing objects). I visited the Judith Kerr temporary display which was fantastic (but on loan from seven stories in newcastle) but the next exhibition entitled blood sounds intriguing too. Would recommend and return!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Museum is split into three sections - One cultural, detailing the traditions of Jews. One historical, detailing their migration journeys (England included) and their role in England from as early as when the year was a three-digit number, all the way until after the war. The final section hosts a rolling exhibition, I had Judith Kerr (a children's author) which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We particularly chose to visit as it was a new museum for us. Not easy to find and best to combine with a visit to CaMden Market. Interesting displays and well laid out and good signage. The World War Two section was very good. Displays on several floors but with a lift.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Well worth a visit, I learnt so much and had to hold back the tears on many occasion - what a lot the UK has to answer for historically. Small but lovely cafe and shop and really friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Tucked away in Camden Town in an anonymous looking building is a little jewel of a museum. We visited specifically to see the Judith Kerr exhibition with our grandchildren having spent many hours reading "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and "Mog the Forgetful Cat" to our own children. The Judith Kerr exhibition was delightful with many of her original... More 

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