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“Essential history of the plight of the Jewish people” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth)

Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth)
Klausner Street, Matiyahu Gate #2 | Tel Aviv University Campus, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3646 2020
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Ranked #18 of 103 Attractions in Tel Aviv
Type: Museums, History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Located on the campus of Tel Aviv University, this museum chronicles the story of the Jewish people of Israel over the last 2,500 years.
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“Essential history of the plight of the Jewish people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The Diaspora Museum (also known as the Museum of the Jewish People, or Beit Hatfutsot) is located through Matiyahu Gate #2 of Tel Aviv University, on Klausner Street. It is essential for understanding how the Jewish people were unfairly driven from one country after another through their history while making invaluable contributions to the arts and sciences throughout history and most importantly in modern times. There is a stunning collection of models of famous synagogues in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. There is also a genealogy section where you can research and computer terminals where you can add to existing compilations. Instructions are available in multiple languages. The museum is very extensive and it takes at least four hours to do it justice. No advance appointment is necessary. It is open Sunday-Tuesday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It is closed on Shabbat and Jewish Holidays.

Visited October 2012
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“Average Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is a dated and average museum which did have however a series of great models of Jewish worship sites around the world.
This was the best part of the museum

Visited January 2013
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“fascinating museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

brings the interesting history of the diaspora together and explains the ingathering of the Jewish people back to their homeland. the museum is well done, and curated impeccably. Try to follow a guide, they're great.

Visited January 2013
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“Sad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Unfortunately, this museum is falling apart. We were very much looking forward to the exhibit on the diaspora, but the information was poorly displayed. We feel like we learned more about the diaspora from wikipedia than the museum. None of the interactive stations work. Best part was an amazing artist's sculpture, but unfortunately even the plaque explaining it was missing letters.

Visited January 2013
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“A family museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Our grandchildren were entranced with the minature temples both old and new from all over the world; the cultural aspects of the Jewish people over the ages is very asthetically displayed.

Visited November 2012
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