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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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A really good museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is not Yad VaShem, nor the U.S. holocaust museum in Washington DC. That being said, it focused this time on the Jews in Poland before the war, after the war, the homosexual communities and Auschwitz in particular

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This museum provides a fascinating approach to the Holocaust. The first floor personalizes the experiences of European jews and provides clear explanations about society, food, culture, literature, etc. The second floor is primarily about the Holocaust but provides a balanced and clear explanation of the forces that led to the Holocaust, as well as provides once again, insight into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A modern, quiet building tucked away in Battery Park - upstairs beautifully-presented, well-lit horror; downstairs embroidered mementos in the gift shop. The juxtaposition brought home the incongruity of the barbarity of those happenings in WW2 in a sophisticated civilized continental Europe - and the shocking knowledge of the extent to which other countries were complicit in the carnage because, although... More 

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Miami, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It was more than a museum of the Holocaust...the culture of Jews and family traditions in Europe mostly but other places, too, then the exodus of Jews from Europe who could leave, and the story of those who remained, the rise of Hitler and the impact and then the Nazi destruction of all that was Jewish in Europe...and then life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Liked the arrangement of the three floors to their subjects. The exhibits were well documented and easy to read. The location and architecture are sublime.

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Address: 36 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number: 646-437-4202
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Financial District
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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