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The Jewish Museum

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Address: 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
Phone Number: 212 423 3200
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11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Tue 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that...
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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The museum is good, but the building is excellent.

This museum is located about 10 blocks north of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Ave. We have been here several times in the past, but not for the past 15 years. We went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Not to be confused with the Museum of Jewish heritage in a Battery Park which I thought this place was. This museum is a small museum all about Jewish culture and heritage and does not focus on the holocaust. It is still an interesting museum of 4 floors containing a lot of donated artefacts from families. Be aware you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This museum is located about 10 blocks north of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Ave. We have been here several times in the past, but not for the past 15 years. We went today specifically to see the exhibit about the early days of TV which was quite enjoyable. The large house in which the museum is located... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Gorgeous building with a nice layout. Exhibits are spaciously set up throughout the building and staff is really kind

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Jewish Museum presents a selection of artifacts telling the story of the Hebrew people and their religion; along with some modern exhibits. It can be seen in 2-3 hours. Very balanced presentation. Excellent museum. The cafe is closed due to renovations but top quality snacks are available down the street at Yura.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We gave ourselves two hours for the Jewish Museum but only managed to get through the two floors of permanent exhibits in that time! We had to return to see the temporary exhibits -- another two hours -- so that was four hours in total, and had we had more time, we would've stayed even longer. On our first visit,... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very interesting exhibits. Loved the history and art. The current exhibit was the history of a local television network. Kind of wish I was a local. It looked they they have great workshops going on. It was well worth the price of admission. A gem of a museum.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Easy to access the museum on the museum mile. Very interesting and well laid out museum. Staff were very helpful with the information given and went out of their way to give us more info and check if other museums were open in the area. Complimentary self guided recorded player was very easy to use and very helpful. Would recommend... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I admit i must be a complete phillistine but i found nothing special about the building or the so called art inside. If you like sado-masochistic art and bits of scrap put together and called art then this is for you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

"Revolution of the Eye" was terrific - entertaining, surprising and Laurie Simmons' "How we see" was disturbing. We forgot that the museum galleries are closed Wednesdays so had to return another day.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Thought provoking, interestingly curated new exhibitions; a deep permanent collection. Docent tours are helpful. Museum shop is worth a stop.

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Additional Information about The Jewish Museum

Address: 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
Phone Number: 212 423 3200
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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