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Museum of Jewish Culture (Muzeum zidovskej kultury)

Zidovska 17, Bratislava, Slovakia (Staré Mesto)
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Ranked #82 of 95 Attractions in Bratislava
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: The Museum of Jewish Culture is a state-managed institution, a branch of the Slovak National Museum and its main exhibition is located in the only... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Lots of Jewish history in this part of the world but this place doesn't display it well. Boring artefacts with little explanation in English and a weird section on Bulgarian Jews said a lot about the museum. I wouldn't bother going unless you really want to.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,192 attraction reviews
556 helpful votes 556 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

When I visited it wasn't clear to me how much admission was. The person in front of me paid just €2, when it was my turn I was told €7. I asked why the person in front could pay less and me more, the reply was "you come from a rich country so you pay more". I was speechless and... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I confess, I am a history buff, and perhaps expect more in a museum that some. However, in all of my travels, this is positively the worst museum that I have ever visited, and for several reasons: 1. Overpriced: The average museum entrance fee in Bratislava is 2 Euros. This "museum" charges 7 Euros. When I asked at the front... More

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Crickhowell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Please check before you visit as they have a habit of closing for no apparent reason and it is rather difficult to locate in the first place.

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London
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382 attraction reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Whereas most museums in Bratislava cost 2 euros for seniors there is no reduced price for this ,it is 7euros.The couple ahead of me clearly werent interested in paying that price and unsurprisingly i was the only person in the museum.The museum comprises 4 rooms on the first and second floors.There are the usual artefacts such as prayer shawls candelsticks... More

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West Midlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Fascinating glimpse into the past, especially as Jewish family life always so traditional. Beautiful old house and synagogue and small garden.

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Eilat, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

very interesting....get to know all about the jewish community before and after the world war II through the communist times till today. very interesting

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Southampton
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4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed in the hotel IBIS which is right around the corner. At first glance this museum may not look open- but push the door as it is! Wonderful people run the museum and with a mix of English and Slovak they will show you up stair and you can walk around 3 floors of museum. Perfect english guilds are... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

The museum was a nice find on a cold day in February as I was lost and cold. The museum is in a nice walk from the historic center in a wonderful old building. The exhibits and the staff are very welcoming. A visit on a spring day is planned in the not so distant future.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2006

This was a modest museum, to say the least. It had very few rooms, and some were even closed off- which seems like a common thing in Bratislava, as many buildings and businesses are undergoing reconstruction. Although, the place was tiny and there was no one to talk about the attractions (at least that day, I don't know about other... More

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