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Jewish Museum of Australia

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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 - 4:00 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
Description: The Jewish Museum of Australia is an inclusive, interactive Museum which...
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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Small but well worth while

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Sheffield, Australia
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Sheffield, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 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 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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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

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Melbourne
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 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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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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