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Address: 26 Alma Road, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Phone Number: 03 8534 3600
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

The Jewish Museum of Australia is an inclusive, interactive Museum...

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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Great historical information

Brilliant. And open on a Sunday. 10 dollar fee is well worth it. Volunteers so knowledgable. Easy to find, can walk from tram in u der 10 mins. Could spend a couple of hours here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Brilliant. And open on a Sunday. 10 dollar fee is well worth it. Volunteers so knowledgable. Easy to find, can walk from tram in u der 10 mins. Could spend a couple of hours here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The current special exhibition is well worth a visit. The title of the exhibition "True Jews and Patriots" is a quote from the obituary of Captain Keith M. Levi (see the exhibition materials for full explanation). The portrait of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash is truly inspirational.

1 Thank Tom B
Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

good amount of information available not in a convenient location worth the extra effort to find it though

Thank bexxodoodles
Melbourne, Australia
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368 reviews
254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Jewish Museum is a fascinating insight into the life of the Jew people. For most of the last 2,000 years, the Jewish people have lived in exile from the Holy Land, but they have retained their bond to the Land and each other. The Jewish people have been bound together by the Law, as interpreted by their religious leaders.... More 

Thank Jeffry B
cuenca, ecuador
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We went to the Jewish Museum to see the Andy Warhol exhibit, which was very well presented, and spent quite a while exploring the museum's permanent collections of art, documents, photos and memorabilia reflecting the Jewish experience throughout history, both globally and in Australia. museum staff and docents are helpful and well informed on their subject matter.

Thank mexicofoodfan
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

So easy to get to from flinders st station on 76 tram stop 32 This is the second time I have been to the museum. We had a tour with a lovely volunteer who answered all our questions. We got to see the Andy Warhol exhibition which was exciting. There is so much content and having a guide helps to... More 

Thank Caroline M
Sheffield, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This small museum is worth a visit both for the permanent exhibitions and the temporary displays - currently they have a display of Andy Warhol work. The museum gives a good insight into Jewish culture and practices, and the contribution the Jewish community has made to Australia since the landing of the First Fleet. Guides are very knowledgeable and friendly... More 

1 Thank SMTas
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This quiet museum had an Andy Warhol exhibition on when we visited and that was a highlight but I also loved the history exhibition as it traced Jewish culture in Australia. The caretakers are lovely and very helpful

Thank Jared M
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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!

Thank Patrick_Sharon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

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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