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Jewish Museum of Australia

Address: 26 Alma Road, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Phone Number: 03 8534 3600
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Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in St Kilda
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: The Jewish Museum of Australia is an inclusive, interactive Museum which strives to engage people...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: The Jewish Museum of Australia is an inclusive, interactive Museum which strives to engage people with Jewish culture.It houses a permanent exhibition as well as rotating temporary exhibitions.The Jewish Museum of Australia is custodian of over 20,000 objects and stories that tell the continuum of Jewish life and what it means to be Jewish in Australia.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Located on a quiet residential street, this small museum offered some interesting bit and bobs. Check it out!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We organised a guided tour here for our bicycle group. Two guides led 21 of us around in separate groups for 45 mins each, to look at the museum and then the Warhol exhibition. Thoughtfully, the centre welcomed us to bring our bicycles into the rear entry for ease and security. The museum provides a rich history of Judaism in... More 

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Melbourne
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a great museum to learn about Judaism and Jews in Australia. The displays are clear and well presented and there is always a guide on hand if you need mor explanation

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Geelong, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Interesting for a visit. Make sure you do the synagogue tour. We did with Hymie and it was most informative. Museum also interesting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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237 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Apart from its permanent exhibits this museum (open Tuesday to Sunday) displays temporary exhibits in its downstairs space. Some shows are mounted by locals, others are travelling from interstate (eg the Blake Prize for Religious Art came from Sydney in 2013) or overseas. I've been to shows of paintings and photography. Invariably I go upstairs to revisit the permanent exhibits... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We managed to learn alot about Jewish culture, it is very interesting. Very different from any other religion. Even though it shares similaries with both Islam and Christianity

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The care taken at the Jewish Museum to tell the story of the Jewish diaspora is very powerful. Although I am not A Jew, I was overcome with emotion.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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138 reviews 138 reviews
44 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

IF there is a Jewish museum in cities I visit around the world I try to stop by. During my second trip to Melbourne the museum showed up as an attraction near my hotel. I walked over and am glad I did. There is a nice history of Jews in Australia. Seems the first shipment of convicts had a Jew.... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

As an atheist I found this visit very insightful and interesting. For the cost $10 you got a private guide who explained all the artefacts in the museum and gave you a run through of the Jewish history over time. Very nice and thorough guides, ended up staying for a few hours. I think most of the population would benefit... More 

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Positano, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Liked everything, including the artwork…. admire the man who could actually sell that to someone…. well done.

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