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Sydney Jewish Museum

148 Darlinghurst Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Inner East)
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Ranked #20 of 293 attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This museum is a must. There is so much information packed into a relatively small museum. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time if you want to absorb all the exhibits and stories to be told. If you can, catch one of the speakers in the auditorium - these usually include Holocaust survivors.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Jewish museum Even on holiday we can't forget how appallingly we can treat each other. The museum is very well constructed and in an interesting part of town, so when you finish you can find an interesting cafe to take coffee and cake and gather your thoughts and emotions. The story of Jewry is documented in an interesting and very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The museum is beautifully set out perfectly. The downstairs cultural level is very interesting and lays out the history of Judaism in a very aesthetically pleasing manner. The Holocaust level has very touching memorials including the memorial for children. The Anne Frank exhibit was extremely touching and interesting and very nicely laid out. The documentary of her life was very... More

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Port Ewen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This museum is basically 2 museums in one. 1st floor shows the history of the Jewish people in general along with Jewish history in Sydney. The upper levels show the holocaust as well as how Sydney played a part it. This is probably one of the best laid out and informative Jewish museums we've been to. Spent almost 2 hours... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was expecting more artifacts from the Anne Frank Museum to have been brought out the the Australian Jewish Museum for the Anne Frank Exhibition. There were mostly large printed poster/banner-like displays that had timelines marking events such as the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler's rise to power and the time the Franks stayed in the annexe etc. There was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Our wonderful guide gave an engaging and thoughtful tour of this wonderful building that houses relics illustrating the Jewish contribution to Australia's history and provides a sad window on the horror that was Holocaust. Touching and unutterably sad reminders of how dangerous prejudice and ignorance actually are. Thank you Margaret for your informative and professional presentation, for sharing your culture... More

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Haifa, Israel
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

As Travelling Israelis we visit always Jewish public places in especially in places we know little about the Local Jewish community. We knew close to nothing about jewish life in Australia and we found the museum informative. We did not care too much about the Jewish tradition section but it is probably important for the community young and for those... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went to see the Anne Frank exhibition. However, we had time so went through the main exhibition which told the story of the Holocaust. They had many newspapers from the period, so you could read just what people were reading as it all unfolded from the mid 1930's through to 1945. The Anne Frank exhibition was mainly a detailed... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Everyone should visit the Jewish Museum, with its display of Sydney Streets in the 19th Century, where Jews had tailor shops mainly. Fascinating. Also Jewish History in Australia. Well worth the visit. I tell everyone about it. Not far from Circular Quay.

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Northbrook, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were deeply impressed with this museum. It made wonderful use of its space in an historically vintage building. We were given a Sunday tour by a volunteer about the Holocaust from its rise in the 1930's. The museum had rooms set up in a time line format which was very impressive. The most moving experience for us as visitors... More

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