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Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth)

Address: Klausner Street, Matiyahu Gate #2 | Tel Aviv University Campus, Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone Number: +972 3646 2020
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Ranked #24 of 256 things to do in Tel Aviv
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Located on the campus of Tel Aviv University, this museum chronicles the story of the Jewish people...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Located on the campus of Tel Aviv University, this museum chronicles the story of the Jewish people of Israel over the last 2,500 years.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We thought the museum was very informational. I came out learning quite a bit. The book store is nice and the staff will even call a taxi for you. They gave us a discount for being faculty and even let us pay at the end of our museum visit. They were short staffed. It was quite busy. Some of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

So the name of the museum underplays how interesting this place is, even for people who don't consider themselves Jewish History buffs (me). I especially enjoyed the models of shuls/ synagogues/ betei knesset around the world.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

What a shame ,I found this very poor and the whole experience I found very dated ,a large group of Americans were upset the gift shop was shut ,which I found daft as gift shops are good revenue . Shut it down for 12 months get some fresh ideas with some 21st century ideas ,I think a really good museum... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

There was so much to see and we didn't have enough time. We were disappointed that gift shop was closed as I wanted to get something for my granddaughter who was on her first trip to Israe.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Some years ago this was the most fascinating museum but it has faded and now appears desperately dated . The story it tells remains fascinating but the museum is in desperate need of massive investment.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We thought the Amy Winehouse exhibit was a little odd when we started the tour, but at the end, we decided we enjoyed it the most of anything there. It's very Ashkenazi-oriented, with a few exhibits of Jews from Asian countries thrown in for exotic effect. A lot of the technology doesn't work. There are dead bugs in some of... More 

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New Hope, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

This v moder museum offers a great perspective of the zJeeish people, culture and architecture throughout the world. Highly recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Really liked this museum and found it gave a decent amount of weighting to various different Jewish communities and particularly rarer ones you would never really hear about such as the Cochin Indian Jews and Kaifeng Chinese Jews. Being someone who is a big of a fan of maps and particularly the mapping of humanities, I really loved that I... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you are in the Ram Aviv area, near the Tel Aviv U campus, this is worth spending a couple of hours to visit. Would not plan my day around it. There are some interesting displays and good information, especially for those not that familiar with the history of the Jewish people.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Located on Tel Aviv University Campus excellent exhibition of Jewish life mainly in exile. Interesting models of old synagogues in Spain and in Eastern Europe.

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