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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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Enjoyable visit and not too offputing Holocaust Museum

The entrance security was quite tight, for obvious reasons, but not too intrusive. We were given a tour of the Synagogue and the history of the site. This was both informative and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Somerset West
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Somerset West
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The entrance security was quite tight, for obvious reasons, but not too intrusive. We were given a tour of the Synagogue and the history of the site. This was both informative and interesting. The Holocaust Centre was host to several groups of school children, and they seemed interested in what it was set up for. The exhibits were not overcrowded... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Even though I am not Jewish, I was pleased with this museum for its information and wonderful displays. I have seen other Jewish museums and this certainly rated up with the better ones.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've always been interested in the history of Judaism and the effects of WWII, and at the museum and Holocaust Centre, I learnt a lot more about the effects of this tragedy on South African members of the Jewish community. A must for the history and cultural buffs.

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buenos aires argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I went to the Jewish Museum on a recent Sunday. I was a bit hungry, but didn't see any restaurants in the area. When i approached the complex and saw the word "cafe", I thought that that was wonderful. The cafe had indoor seating, but on this beautiful day, sitting outside was really pleasant There were quite a few diners.... More 

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect from the museum and surrounding exhibits, but was pleasantly surprised. A visit to the shul (currently being used) was quite interesting given its design and history, the museum itself was illuminating about the arrival and development of South Africa's Jewish community (including issues around apartheid) and includes an unexpected exhibit of Japanese Netsuke (artistic... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We liked the individual attention we got as we had a personalized tour of the synagogue before exploring the museum. The size of the museum is small and we liked the spacious layout. The cafeteria at the museum is a good place to have a quick bite to eat with inexpensive meals.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Every visit to this fine museum reveals new exhibits of interest. A MUST for visitors to Cape Town who are interested in the origins of the Jewish Community of South Africa, because originally they all arrived via Cape Town.

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A great deal of thought has gone into this compact Jewish museum in the heart of Cape Town adjoining the main synagogue. Find yourself an hour and you will not be disappointed . The museum manages to capture simply the arrival of the Jews to the town and the impact they have had while connecting the visitor to their roots... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

An excellent museum depicting the holocaust and Jewish people from South Africa and their stories. One will need more that 2 hours to go through this museum. A restaurant is available as well as safe parking and clean ablutions. This museum also gives Jewish visitors to Cape Town to actually meet South African Jews as the restaurant area is like... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We came to visit the museum with a friend from Cape Town and arrived at 3pm, when they said they closed at 5pm. We checked when we arrived on the property and they confirmed that they would close at 5pm. We decided to eat quickly at the delicious cafe on the property and a little while later the ticket saleswoman... More 

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