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Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

Address: 119 South Main Street, Memphis, TN (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 901-523-2787
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Ranked #4 of 80 Attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or under.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or under.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I've lived in memphis my whole life and never knew about this little treasure. More of a gallery than a museum but it was magical. The intricate jade carvings were unlike anything I've ever seen. VERY affordable! Plan about an hour to two. Very reasonable gift shop and cute, friendly staff. Do yourself a favor-visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I went to the Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art with a friend and we were not disappointed! We were blown away by all we saw. Great pieces of art everywhere and so much History too! Highly recommended for anyone interested in arts in general. They also have a gift shop with all kinds of cool little things with... More 

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Sullivan, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Loved it! The carvings are amazing. A priceless collection and a real hidden treasure in the heart of Memphis.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Teachers are free! I accompanied a group of 23 middle grade students and two teachers to the museum today. The information was very engaging for everyone. The tour lasted about an hour and ended with a museum scavenger hunt that reviewed the highlights of the tour. The teacher was able to take the scavenger hunt sheets back to school for... More 

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Houston, TX
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I'd give this 10 stars if I could. It was astounding. I've traveled extensively and have seen great museums around the world, but I have never seen such an impressive a collection of Asian art. One of the things that greets you as you start into the museum is a full-sized, exquisitely detailed and ornamented horse and carriage -- made... More 

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our son's wedding pictures are to die for. The staff even helped tear down the decorations. No one in their wildest dreams thought of this place for a wedding reception in our arena of friends. People are still talking about it. Just go for the tour!!

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20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The museum is oddly located off of main st and tucked into the basement at Peabody place. The collection is much larger than I expected and each and every piece was enjoyable. The craftsmanship portrayed in the ivory and jade work are magnificent.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

One of my favorite museums in Memphis with a great collection of Asian and Judaic Art. I love the special events hosted by this museum and their well stocked gift shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This museum has a fantastic collection of oriental and Judaic art. The pieces need to be seen to be truly appreciated. Photos do not do them justice. Although this is a small museum, you will need about 1.5 hours to go round it, it must be in our top 5 for the quality of the exhibits. make this the bit... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was the first museum I came to on my trip to Memphis because it had great reviews. It was really nice and a great value. Not a place for children since not many things are behind glass. I think I was the only person there, it was a slow day maybe. It took me almost two hrs to go... More 

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