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Jewish Museum of Australia

26 Alma Road, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
03 8534 3600
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions 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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Melbourne, Australia
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287 reviews 287 reviews
187 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Cairns, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Ended up here by accident when looking for the holocaust museum Glad we did. Fascinating history of judaism, especially in australia Well worth the visit, I'm aiming on going back. Ran out of time.

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Noosa Qld
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the Jewish Museum. I like learning as much as possible about the Jewish history and culture.

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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is a small museum which introduces the visitor to Jewish history, life and observance through educative displays. I found some most unusual items on view, some of which I had not seen elsewhere. And, artefacts covered Jewish origins as far flung as China, India and Yemen. There is space devoted to Jewish immigrants to Victoria and their contribution to... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Reaaly wellplanned and set out. Volunteer guides are just wonderful in helping you understand. Would benefit anyone wanting history of jewish folk coming th australia.

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