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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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Very interesting insight into the South African Jewish Community

The Jewish Museum and Holocaust Centre are worth spending time at. As well one of the oldest synagogues is adjacent to the Museum. There are a number of artifacts telling the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Alan S
Vaughan, Canada

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Jewish Museum and Holocaust Centre are worth spending time at. As well one of the oldest synagogues is adjacent to the Museum. There are a number of artifacts telling the story of the community's history in South Africa.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum truly depicts the memorial of the suffering of the jews under Hitlers command. Definitely worth the visit.

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Southend, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The windows of this synagogue are fairly new and absolutely gorgeous, each depicting a different Jewish holiday. The replica of shtetl was interesting and the museum was very informative and the filmed testaments of survivors was very moving. You need to take your passport with you or other identity document or you won't get in. If you're going, there is... More 

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Boca Raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent history of The Jewish people in South Africa. The Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Museum are extremely well done. The Synogogue was absolutely amazing.Definitely worth a visit by everyone.

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Long Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Able to see the synagogue which was build in the early 1800's and see the architectural style and history. Also attached was the Jewish museum which was concisely organized and provided a wonderful history on the immigration and life of South African Jews. Historically very interesting. This followed by the Holocaust museum. Great afternoon of history. Allow 2-3 hours for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful exhibition of the history of the Jewish community in South Africa not to be missed when visiting Cape Town. We were shown around by a great guide Fay who was very knowledgeable. The holocaust exhibition was very moving. The synagogue was a cathedral style building and was most beautiful

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the holocaust section and were moved, as always, by the story it tells. The personal testimonies are harrowing.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a wonderful museum. The synagogue, the museum and the Holocaust museum all next to each other. A docent tour was helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After paying the entry fee, I asked for a map. I was offered a volunteer to tell me about the museum. Roz was a wonderful guide who stayed with us through the entire museum. Not only did we learn about the history of Jews in South Africa, but we also learned a lot about Cape Town history in general. Unfortunately,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably one of the best Jewish Museum we've been to around the world. The synagogue is beautiful and explained to us in detail. The museum is very professionally presented. The lower level has a recreation of a shtetl that you can go in the home and shul. I haven't seen this anywhere. The Holocaust Museum presents the Era around the... More 

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