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Museum of Jewish Culture (Muzeum zidovskej kultury)

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Address: Zidovska 17, Bratislava, Slovakia
Phone Number: 421 2 59 349 142
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Really interesting little museum

There's a free exhibition downstairs about Jews throughout the ages in Slovakia, mainly focusing on the persecution and auschwitz. Then if you pay the €7 you go upstairs and can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

7 Euro entrance fee and well worth it. Really helpful staff who went out of their way to provide more information. This museum takes you through the early years of Jewish settlement right up to the Nazi and Communist years. Staggering that so many artifacts survived through these oppressive years. We all enjoyed the visit and the exhibits. Especially poignant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There's a free exhibition downstairs about Jews throughout the ages in Slovakia, mainly focusing on the persecution and auschwitz. Then if you pay the €7 you go upstairs and can see many lovely artefacts and learn a lot more about the religion and Jews from Slovakia. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would've given 5 stars were it not for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a very moving exhibition. Slovakia was the first or one of the first countries to side with and join Hittler. As a result the Jewish community was decimated. Silver Torah crowns, Rimonim and Yads by the dozen are all on display as well as other ritual items. These pieces are part of a collection that Hittlers forces grabbed... More 

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Exeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A truly beautiful museum that thoughtfully tells the story of both the Jewish Faith and of the Jewish experience in Bratislava. I was shown around by an incredibly welcoming member of staff who even thanked me for my visit. One of my favourite things that I did whilst in Bratislava. Poignant,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We traveled to Bratislava walked through the city. The Jewish Museum of Culture was the best one we visited. Best... better than Prague, Linz, Salzburg or Vienna! We plan to recommend it to all English speakers. The beautiful historical displays were moving and brought tears of joy. The original artwork consisted of paintings and so many personal family donations of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I`ve read the kind-of-bad reviews for this place, and I guess that they really improved the museum in the last months. I would still say that 7 € is really expensive for a museum in slovakia, but not extremely much. You pay four € for the natural history museum, and other museums are also around 4-5 €. When I visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

I was quite taken with this small but well represented museum that pays respect to Jewish culture. The display as you enters provides a sobering description of how the Jews of Slovakia were systematically rounded up and all perished during the Holocaust. The museum on the upper floors showcases Jewish artifacts and is a wonderful educational display, especially for non-Jews.

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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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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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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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