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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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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 featured an exhibit about tv and had videos, etc which were informative and entertaining. My husband and I remembered so many thins; Winky Dink, Ernie Kovacks, etc. and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Woodmere, New York
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Woodmere, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The museum featured an exhibit about tv and had videos, etc which were informative and entertaining. My husband and I remembered so many thins; Winky Dink, Ernie Kovacks, etc. and enjoyed the nostalgia a lot. Our grandchildren enjoyed it differently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Architecture, wonderful relics & antiques, Paintings, authentic Bible Treasures,& Manuscripts, occasional Lectures, so unique this Mansion is that it will take hours or days to visit completely! Gift shop is excellent too! San Francisco has another Jewish Museum also! A terrific way to spend a New York Day! Educational for sure! don't miss this Treat on 5th avenue! Not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The permanent collection is a great historical review and can help people understand complex events over a long time line. We also saw an exhibit on the evolution of TV which included TV show clips and a painting of Howdy Doody.

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Weyburn, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I heard such good things about this museum and mostly they were true. The permanent displays are impressive and there was a good temporary installation. My problem was that the brochure had no map of the museum and finding my way around it was very, very difficult.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Really enjoyed their exhibits. They were educational and interesting and the staff were great. Will return again.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

After recently touring Israel, my wife and decided to check out the Jewish Museum in NYC on our annual NYC visit. I certainly like the idea of supporting anything Jewish, but in our opinion they really dropped the ball. There was no history of the early Jewish immigrants to NYC, the living quarters they had, the businesses they owned/worked, famous... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The Jewish Museum is a small museum and not to be confused with The Museum of Jewish Heritage. The Jewish Museum has cultural artifacts and is located on Museum Mile. Has very interesting exhibits and artwork. Very easy to walk from floor to floor. They also have temporary exhibits. Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art & the Birth of American... More 

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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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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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