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Sydney Jewish Museum

Address: 148 Darlinghurst Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Inner East)
Phone Number: +61-2-9360-7999
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Ranked #21 of 266 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Wollongong, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum with great anticipation and were not disappointed. It was actually comforting to have security at the front and very much enjoyed have real survivors volunteering their time to educate the public about their history. We spent 4 hours here and only just managed to see everything. Looking forward to the renovations that are planned. It was... More 

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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Racheline was our guide for the free tour that started on Sunday at 12.00pm... I guess that without her our visit at the museum would have been the same: she spent with us much more that one hour and she was an excellent guide!The museum is suitable even for families and children as it is full of pictures and short... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Wonderful place to visit, I went in with one thought process and came away with a very different outlook, the Centre comprises of Australian Jewish history and the NAZI movement and its evolution to the Holocaust and how quickly the German people endorsed HITLERS ideal's. The most fascinating part was the Museum depicting of the Judaisim in Palistine, the Museum... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you want sugar coated you won't get it here. The Sydney Jewish Museum is a wonderful representation of Judaism, Australian Jewish History and the Holocaust. You will be moved, learn and walk away with a new view on the struggles and triumphs of people in our society. This was my second visit and I recommend it to anyone who... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

An enlightening and deeply moving experience that everyone should partake of. The staff and volunteers are very dedicated and the guides are excellent. The story of Jews in Australia from the First Fleet until now is interesting and informative. I learned a lot about Jewish holidays and festivals. All of that was good but it was the section on the... More 

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Interlaken, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Having visited most of the world Jewish museums in NYC and Israel, I was not expecting much. A pleasant surprise. This ranks with the bigger museums in quality and deep content on the Australian Jewish experience. Loved the old newspapers from WW2 era! Also a nice area for restaurants nearby.

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278 reviews 278 reviews
126 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a museum that is worth visiting. Enlightening stories from the Holocaust but also many stories of Jewish life In Australia and the many contributions made to the cultural life of Sydney. The e hibition on Jewish fashion retailing a couple of years ago was one of my favourites. The exhibitions change regularly so it is always worth checking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Excellent museum. Best I've ever been to. The Jewish history timeline and world history is fabulous. I learned a lot. I bawled when I walked through the children's memorial part.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The museum is fascinating and a must see for anyone interested in the Jewish faith. The ground floor is dedicated to the history of the Jewish religion whilst the upper floors and related to the holocaust and liberation post war. Full of facts and brilliant guides I am so pleased that I had the chance to visit and the children's... More 

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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Today was a most interesting day, we went to the Jewish museum in Darlinghurst and spent three hours there. It was about three stories high and had all the photos and stories of the holocaust. We found it very moving but rather depressing. Having visited Belsen when we lived in Germany in the 1960s we already knew quite a lot... More 

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