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Sydney Jewish Museum

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Address: 148 Darlinghurst Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Phone Number: +61-2-9360-7999
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Great but sad

We loved this museum but we only had 2 hours to see it all and it just wasn't long enough. It's a very sad place in parts but it's an awesome place to view what took place during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Narooma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We loved this museum but we only had 2 hours to see it all and it just wasn't long enough. It's a very sad place in parts but it's an awesome place to view what took place during ww11. So much to read about and videos to watch that next time we will set aside half a day to go... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A most thought provoking place to visit. We all know the horrors of the war but in this museum you really feel the pain that was felt. There was a school group visiting at the time we went and they were able to speak with some survivors - most interesting to hear how it was from people who actually experienced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I visited the Sydney Jewish Museum with a friend on her recommendation. Before arriving, I have to admit my ignorance that I wasn't previously aware of it's existence. I am now so glad that I visited! I thought I knew elements of Jewish history and culture but was truly amazed at all the new information learnt during my visit -... More 

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Not the normal place for a tourist, but once inside it was enthralling. It is easy to spend a whole day here learning about the Holocaust. We were privileged to meet Eddy a survivor and hear how he was captured. I recommend sitting down and watching videos the survivors have made which really hits a deep spot in your heart.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A small , but important museum reminding us of the atrocities of the Third Reich. You wander in silence throughout the exhibition and are moved to tears . The museum also has a nice little shop where you can buy books related to the Shoa and to Jewry in general , including prayer books and Haggadahs. You can also purchase... More 

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Blue mountains NSW
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a museum I would recommend people to visit. It is confronting in some respects but as is so much of modern history. I found the Childrens' Memorial area very overwhelming and quite upsetting but it is a very powerful reminder of such atrocities. We were lucky to visit on the 3rd Sunday of the month when there is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The museum has a lot of Australian Jewish history - which is fascinating I went there to show my children information on the holocaust & to talk with the guides, including one Holocaust survivor. Every child should know about this - especially first hand accounts Incidentally - I am of Australian origin & not Jewish . This place would be... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We have heard all the stoirs, but somehow or other, this Museum certainly made it far more significant to me. Seeing a rug woven from human hair was quite poignant. Brilliantly organized around the Star of David.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Well worth visiting just to be reminded of how lucky we are to live in a safer time and place. Raw and moving, this museum seeks to ensure the horrific suffering of so many innocent people is never forgotten. On certain days the museum has a 'Remember Me' talk from a survivor (check the website for details). The first Sunday... More 

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Westchester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had a limited time in Sydney, but made this a priority based upon feedback on Trip Advisor and Fodor's. We were not disappointed. Small, well designed exhibits presented the history of the Jewish people in Australia and, more recently, a short history of the Nazi experience and the settlement of many survivors in Australia. (Australia took in the second... More 

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