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South African Jewish Museum

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Address: 88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 021 465 1546
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The Jewish Museum in Cape Town is outstanding. This museum is truly touching and so beautiful. Including the region where the Jewish Museum is located worth a visit. This is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Jewish Museum in Cape Town is outstanding. This museum is truly touching and so beautiful. Including the region where the Jewish Museum is located worth a visit. This is another place that must be visited during the stay in Cape.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went there via Hop on/ Hop off buses - well worth it. Very interesting and informative and well laid out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Situated within a secure compass. A visit to the museum will take you back in time when life was hard yet simple. While the Jewish roots are well exhibited it demonstrates the on going culture which still exist today among the Jewish community. The museum houses many traditional Jewish artifacts used over a long period of time. You can also... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Personal tour (thank you Fay) taught me so much about Jewish life and the influence of jews in opposing Apartheid.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Easily reached if you have a car or are on the Red Bus tour, the Museum tells the story of the Jewish contributions to Cape Town and South Africa. The adjoining Holocaust Centre (part of the complex) is also a jewel: the personal video testimonies at the end were heart-rending. We also loved seeing the synagogue and hearing the information/personal... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Well organized display of the history and present day life of the Jews in Cape Town and South Africa. At the time we went they had a terrific photograph exhibit by David Rubinger. Well worth the time.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

In order to learn from history it needs to be recorded and this museum is a very sobering exhibit of one of the biggest atrocities of our time. One needs to visit this exhibit to comprehend the scale of what occurred and as opposed to being depressing one leaves with a wonderful sense of the tenacity of the human spirit... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This museum is located within the city - allow minimum 1 hour. It has a café and clean ablutions. It offers a realistic account of the Holocaust. Well worth a visit!

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was a nice visit. The museum is well maintained. The security to get in was a bit of a hassle. I would recommend this only for museum lovers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The documentation of the Jewish history is rather good here. Staff are helpful. Visit the first synagogue on-site when you are there. Very educational for children.

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Address: 88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 021 465 1546
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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