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The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128 (Manhattan)
212 423 3200
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Ranked #41 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore art and culture from...
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Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Tue 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore art and culture from ancient to modern times. The Museum is located on New York's famed Museum Mile.

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NY
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37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great museum toward the top of Fifth Avenue. There are always excellent exhibits. I just love the place. The size is not overwhelming. Check out what they are showing and see if it interests you. The exhibits change frequently, and I have found them to always be well curated. Also, the museum is free on Saturdays, which... More 

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Haworth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

They always have at least one "temporary" exhibits. This time it was the Helena Rubinstein exhibit which was outstanding in all respects. Nicest part about this place is that it is manageable.....not overwhelming in any way. Cafeteria is closed for alterations. The building itself is a work of art. The permanent exhibits on the history of the Jewish people are... More 

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LA, Calif
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

After several years of arriving when the museum was closed, we finally made it here. This is a beautifully presented museum that probably has mostly Jewish attendees but there is so much here for everyone. The history and artifacts are an education for all. The current exhibition of Helena Rubenstein is marvelous. We visited her family home in Kraków but... More 

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new york
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245 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Here is the big secret: It is open free on Saturdays. Secret number two: you don't have to be Jewish. but the store is not open Saturdays. The current special exhibit on cosmetic magnate Helena Rubinstein is so good that I've already gone twice. Watch the 50s or 60s style commercials for spas, and beauty routines..A hoot.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We have passed this museum for years and had time during the NY Marathon and decided to visit. The museum is very well done depicting the history of Judaism through out history.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There is one more museum that we by no means wanted to just go by. That is the Jewish museum in the Fifth Avenue, right across the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in the Central Park. That is an art museum and in the same time some kinda of the storage for the numerous artefacts of the Jewish culture and largest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took our children, ages 14, 12 and 7. They all enjoyed the displays covering Jewish history throughout the ages. There was only passing mention of the holocaust, and instead we found the museum to be a focus on the vibrancy and depth of Jewish culture and art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My kids and I went to this museum this summer. They were amazed by the ancient coins and stones from old buildings. They also loved seeing menorahs and totally scrolls from 400 years ago. The gift shop had great cards. I bought a whole bunch for rosh hashana. It's a small museum. I think it's worth a visit.

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Bronx, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We took advantage of their Pay What You Wish session, beginning Thursday at 5pm and it was surprisingly quiet, even in August. It is very informative about the history and traditions of Judaism. Personally I thought that the space given over to the Blah, Blah, Blah exhibition of Mel Bochner's art was excessive though it is interesting.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

4000 years of history in one place. It was very interesting and got lots of info. Affordable 15$ ticket and the audio guide is free. Outstanding service.

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