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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Wonderful Museum for All

The Sydney Jewish Museum was a real highlight of our Sydney visit. It has well designed exhibits of Australia's Jewish history and another area devoted to the Holocaust. The local... read more

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sydney Jewish Museum was a real highlight of our Sydney visit. It has well designed exhibits of Australia's Jewish history and another area devoted to the Holocaust. The local Jewish history is very interesting, dating back to the earliest convicts who populated Sydney. We availed ourselves of a tour guide, whose knowledge and enthusiasm was impressive. We also met... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must see attraction in Sydney. It is very easy to navigate the diverse attractions. The Holocaust is dealt with very tastefully and is very moving. There is no shortage of information for those wanting a more detailed insight into Jewish culture.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never fails to bring me to tears. A moving display of human courage over the adversity and murder of millions.

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Manhasset, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For those of us from NY, this Jewish Museum was both familiar and new. We gained a whole other perspective on Jews from another part of the world. The docents were both informative and helpful.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum presents the history of the Jewish community in Australia from the first Jewish convicts sent from England, though the current time

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed at this Museum by a friendly security guard who did a perfunctory bag check and then a pleasant lady on the reception desk. As would be expected the atmosphere at the Museum was reverntial and sombre. The initial short video presentation explained the history of Jewish people in Australia nad gave an indication of the content... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found the Jewish museum to be very interesting. Was intrigued by the various personal stories and items, which provided detailed insight into the lives of those during the war. Would recommend to others and definitely attend again one day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent museum and so personal. We had a special talk from a survivor. It was very heart moving. The cafe is great too.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have visited here twice and it was extremely informative. It was very emotional listening to 92 year old Holocaust Survivor Lotte Weiss relay her story. She speaks every Sunday morning. Our friend Ruth was our guide and my daughter and I spent 2 hours with her walking around.Looking from above the museum is set out in the shape of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The building itself is very attractive inside and worth a visit for that alone. In addition, the museum tracks the Jewish community start and growth in Australia. Yes, there were Jews on the prison boat that were the beginnings of the Australian penal colony. The museum also give a history of the Holocaust. Nice gift shop with general Judaica and... More 

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Staying in Darlinghurst

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Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.