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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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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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Excellent small museum

We visited this really interesting museum when we had a couple of hours to spare while staying near Euston station. We wished we had arranged a longer visit and will return in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited this really interesting museum when we had a couple of hours to spare while staying near Euston station. We wished we had arranged a longer visit and will return in the future, as there is a lot to see. It is only just over a mile walk from Euston or a 3 minute walk from Camden tube station.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Being Jewish I wanted to educate myself and my children in their roots and heritage. Unfortunately even though they welcome children and there is plenty for them to do I received numerous looks of disdain from the personnel. I have two older children which are aware of the holocaust and two younger children which are too young to understand, but... More 

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JewishMuseum, Manager at Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write to us with your feedback. We are sorry that the customer service and catering during your visit fell short of your expectations. I have passed on your comments to our admission and café teams and we will be reviewing your comments to establish how we can improve this. More 

Brentwood, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a lovely time when we visited the London Jewish museum recently -although it's not huge there is plenty to see; we were there for over five hours and didn't have a chance to look at everything. In my opinion it achieves a great balance between displaying real artefacts, providing written information, audio visual information and having a few... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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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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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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