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Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10280 (Financial District)
646-437-4202
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Ranked #73 of 855 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Museums
Description: The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living memorial to the Holocaust.
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Salford
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Brilliant museum that we spent a lot of time in during a very cold february. The staff on the desk were very friendly, took out coats and spent a lot of time with us. The information is set out very well, it is not a depressing museum or dry with no character, it brings people and information to life as... More

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Bronx, NY
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25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

...currently on Wednesday late afternoons. Very nicely laid out and interesting content but most memorable for its situation right on the Hudson with splendid views of Ellis Island, Jersey City and the Statue of Liberty.

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new york
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214 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The views inside are the best in NY. Note: not all exhibits are about the Holocaust. there are some hugely important and interesting exhibits inside. Great photo exhibit by Ruth Gruber. Amazing landscape exhibit and watch video ont hemaking of it. they bring dry documents to life through audio Ipods andother techniques. Much easier to get to that before. I... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice museum, very informative with short movies throughout telling all about both Jewish life as well as Jewish abuse in the 40s with the holicost

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum is located near Battery Park and offers nice views of the Statue of Liberty. It is not as comprehensive as the Holocaust Memorials in Washington DC or Israel, but it is does a nice job of presenting the before, during, and after periods of the Holocaust. There are nice descriptions and exhibits covering Jewish life before 1933, as... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A few people had said to us when they learned we were going to visit New York for a few days "you must go and see the Museum of Jewish Heritage" near Battery Park. So we did and we were not dissapointed. It's rather like the floor dedicated to the Holocaust at the Imperial War Museum in London. It too... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This museum was on our list, although of none faith it gives you a full understanding of the persecution they faced under the Nazis.. Battery park close by was under refurb so it made getting to the museum a bit more akward, probably why there were only a few people visiting-tip avoid the cafe expensive & lacked choice.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Liked all of it. Easy to get to using various city subway lines. Must pay an entrance fee. Located in a lively area near the Staten Island Ferry.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There were amazing displays from the Holocaust, all exhibited with great taste. The personal stories by survivors were heart-wrenching. We spent over 2 hours there and it was not enough. Definitely a must see!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Every American, every human being should see this museum. The museum is beautiful architecture and beautifully curated . It is new and apparently not well known. We were shocked that it was virtually empty on a summer tourist season Thursday afternoon

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