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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Address: 36 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number: 646-437-4202
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Sun - Tue 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living...
The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living memorial to the Holocaust.
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Poignant and moving

Take time out from the hustle of NYC to reflect and remember the horror we must not ever see again. As a descendant of someone who arrived in the UK on the Kindertransport I found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Take time out from the hustle of NYC to reflect and remember the horror we must not ever see again. As a descendant of someone who arrived in the UK on the Kindertransport I found it moving, upsetting and inspiring all at the same time. So worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This museum is very well done. Heart breaking to read the stories of how these poor people were treated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We took our 8th grade class to the museum for a culmination of our Holocaust unit. The museum tour guides are fantastic and some are actual holocaust survivors. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Please note that there aren't any bags allowed to walk around the museum, especially backpacks. The exhibits were brilliant and the remnants from this horrible time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Free experience on Wednesday!!! Great history and photos that may be hard to swallow. Would recommend to anyone who wants to view this important part of history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I visited the museum to improve my knowledge on the history of the Jewish faith. I enjoyed the artifacts on display on the first floor and learnt about traditions and celebrations. The second floor focuses on the Holocaust and is a very humbling experience. What people went through is shocking and there are video clips to hear everything first hand.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This museum is located in the financial district and the ferry so if you are checking out the Statue of Liberty, it's nearby and well worth a visit on your way back. Entry fee wasn't too bad and is free if you are Military. You are allowed to bring in a backpack unlike some other museums. Thee are 4 floors... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A museum housed in a very interesting building in Battery Park. Not to be missed! Jewish culture,wonderful artifacts and an educational experience for all!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The museum is housed in a beautiful and well designed building in Battery Park. There are 3 exhibition floors and a kosher cafe. There is also an auditorium in which there are special events and speakers. The permanent exhibit illustrates the history of the Jewish people before, during and after the Shoah (holocaust). In addition there are often special temporary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a truly humbling experience a visit to the Museum of Jewish Heritage is. It is a Masterpiece, taking you through Jewish history before, during, and after the Holocaust. The design of the museum is very well thought out, down to the lighting, which gets darker as you pass through the darkest parts of Jewish history. Full of exhibits and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We visited this museum after our friend told us about its amazing exhibition and it really was amazing. The first floor holds a great load of information about Jewish culture and rituals but also shows up how much Jews struggled throughout history. The second floor is very well-made but intense and could be too much for some people, I think... More 

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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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