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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 #2 of 7 attractions in St Kilda
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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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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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The JMA is wonderful museum, and shows the impact the Jewish Community has had on Australian Society ! Well worth a visit! There is a permanent exhibition, and many temporary exhibits to appeal to everyone, locals and tourists!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Bringing to reality things I had only read about and the presentation of the talent our Jewish Community brings to us.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The JMA is one of the best examples of what is best in a community. It is an essential museum, a space or learning and one which is important to the cultural tradition of Melbourne.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

if you have an interest in this culture and its history and its place in Australian society you will likely be impressed. You can go solo or have a well in formed guide.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We were invited to join a small group to visit the synagogue after viewing a photographic exhibition at the museum. This was a very interesting cultural experience which gave us a real undrstanding of jewish beliefs and traditions.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a relatively small museum with very well presented exhibits. We concentrated on learning about the history of the Melbourne Jewish Community and it was interesting to see the range of artifacts donated to the Museum by local residents. The other sections were also attractively presented and focused in the Festivals of the Jewish Year and life cycle events.... More

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