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Danish Jewish Museum (Dansk Jodisk Museum)

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Address: Proviantpassagen 6 | Royal Boat House at the Royal Library Garden, Copenhagen DK-1218, Denmark
Phone Number: 45-3311-2218
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Danish Jewish Museum documents the lives of Danish Jews over time. The...
The Danish Jewish Museum documents the lives of Danish Jews over time. The building, designed by noted architect Daniel Liebeskind, houses more than 5,000 photos and objects related to history, heritage and observance. Winter hours are Tuesday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., weekends noon to 5 p.m. Summer hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Wow; a lot to take in..

There are lots of little artifacts, the labeling is a bit tough to read, and the uber-modern internal architecture with slanted walls is disorienting. DO borrow the large-print... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Osprey, Florida
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The modern museum is housed within the old Danish Royal Library and like most of Daniel Libeskind's architecture, uses light, angles and space. The result is like a tilting labrynth of walkways and sharp turns, with rods of bright light shining through. The museum content is less interesting than the architecture, perhaps because there was relatively little conflict between the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It won't take you very long. It might take you a moment to find. It's situated at the back of the Parliament/Folketing, the loud, massive Christiansborg castle you might remember from the tv-series "Borgen", and the impressive Black Diamond library that you saw from the boat during the canal tour your tired feet advised you, quite rightly, to book. You... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are lots of little artifacts, the labeling is a bit tough to read, and the uber-modern internal architecture with slanted walls is disorienting. DO borrow the large-print gallery guide so you don't have to squint at everything. This is NOT a fancy museum, but it tells and displays the harsh and complicated facts of the post-Inquisition and Nazi eras... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The content of this museum is interesting especially with respect to World War II but the real attraction is the interior architectural design by Daniel Libeskind. The uneven floors and slanted walls are incredibly disorienting. It is a perfect accompaniment to such a tragic yet uplifting story.

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Pinner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a fairly small. modern museum It situated centrally about 15 minutes from the main railway station in the area of multiple larger museums - Christiansborg. It does not have the wow factor of larger museums such as the Berlin Jewish museum but makes good use of a relaxing hour

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We didn't have time to go into the main Museum so we concentrated on the exhibition alongside it that chronicled the experience of the Danish-Jewish Community prior to the 2nd Great War . It was designed so we could walk around three circular displays with information, pictures and artifacts on the inside walls as well as the outside. The stories... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed this unique little museum. The architexture of the building and the meaning behind it is interesting. Tells a good story of Danish Jewry with things to look at as well. Its pretty small but I think thats just because the Jewish community in Denmark is very small, and quite frankly there's not as much to tell about as... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

As someone of Jewish descent, I am more interested in the subject matter than others may be, and with a better background to understand what I am seeing. This is good because, in my view, the permanent exhibition is poorly presented in some ways. I didn't like the architecture and layout at all (no matter what awards it may have... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

In rooms donated by the monarch to the Jewish Community of Denmark, this small but wonderful museum is definitely worth the trip. The interior was redesigned by Daniel Liebeskind which enhances the exhibits, films and shops. The collections are beautifully displayed and described.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

interesting museum to explain the history of Judaism in Denmark. great information about WWII period and afterwards. architecture is great.

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