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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 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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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217 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 helpful votes 10 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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43 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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44 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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