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Jewish Museum

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Address: 129-131 Albert Street | Camden Town, London NW1 7NB, England
Phone Number: 442072847384
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Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Jewish Museum London is for people of all backgrounds and faiths to...

The Jewish Museum London is for people of all backgrounds and faiths to explore British Jewish heritage, identity and culture. Set against a spacious and modern architectural backdrop with displays across four permanent galleries, the museum brings the Jewish story to life, placing it in a wider context of British history. Our education programmes, exhibitions and events encourage a sense of discovery and creativity and tell the story of Jewish history, culture and religion in an innovative and compelling way.

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Setting things straight

I read the weird review of Jukebox. Jewkbox! and can't resist setting a few things straight. I saw the exhibition in Frankfurt and loved it. I recommended the show to my friends... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I read the weird review of Jukebox. Jewkbox! and can't resist setting a few things straight. I saw the exhibition in Frankfurt and loved it. I recommended the show to my friends in London. They told me about this review and did not understand it. From what I know about the exhibition the reviewer must have been walking blind and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review only concerns the current temporary exhibition (Until 16 October, 2016) at the Jewish Museum and does not cover the permanent exhibits. I must first declare an interest. I am an avid vinyl record collector and run an independent record company. I was accompanied by a good friend who also collected Jewish humour records and had his own record... More 

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Jewish-Museum-London, Owner at Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback on your visit to the museum and we are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to the Jukebox exhibition. To reassure you, we would like to state that the film and Dansette machine you mentioned are both fully captioned. The interactive listening table offers the opportunity for visitors... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleased that this small museum open on Monday as well as other days. Plenty to see without being overwhelming. Good for adults and children-special displays aimed at children among regular descriptions. LIFT to all floors for those who need it. Assistant keen to explain exhibits if you want. Small cafe with lots of natural daylight from rooflight to end your... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The recent exhibition on the tailor and garment manufacturing impact was the initial reason I went to this museum. I had a meeting in Camden so a good reason to walk 5 minutes from the station to the museum. Not a place normally associated with cultural museums but a wonderful building which had no barriers to getting inside the building.... More 

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Jewish-Museum-London, Owner at Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review. We're always thrilled when visitors enjoy their time here at the museum and it's great to hear such positive feedback which we will share with the rest of our team. We hope to welcome you again soon! More 

manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The best bits for me were the explanations of the different customs and festivals of Judaism and the testimony and accounts of people.There was holocaust history and experiences but the museum was not defined by this, more in my view, by the ongoing outlook and practices of the whole community

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Jewish-Museum-London, Manager at Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It's always so useful to hear what our visitors find most interesting about their time here - we hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I discovered this oasis near Camden Market. They have regular exhibitions and interesting associated talks. Everyone is welcome (you don't have to Jewish by faith to enjoy the experience). It is well laid out and the staff are welcoming. The exhibitions and events are very varied, featuring Jewish people in various ways. I have seen the Amy Winehouse exhibition and... More 

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Jewish-Museum-London, Owner at Jewish Museum, responded to this review

We're so pleased you found us, and that you've enjoyed our wide range of exhibitions. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A little bit far away from the center, but it worth to visit this small but very well organised museum. You can learn a lot about the history of the jews in England, and alos about there cultural life.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Well laid out and detailed museum with some hands on exhibits. Interesting history of Jewish people in the U.K. as well as around the world.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

There's plenty to learn here, even if you've visited Jewish museums elsewhere. They have just the right blend of history and culture and current exhibitions to make sure there is something for everyone. We had very recently visited the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam and found the London version better organized and presented. The only thing it lacks is a physical... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

One of the most enjoyable aspects of this museum is its size - not overwhelmingly huge, but neither is it too compact! Just right for a day-visit and all the amenities are present, including an elevator, cafe and shop. I was primarily there to see the 'Moses, Mods and Mr Fish' exhibition (which was fascinating) and also tour the rest... More 

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Jewish-Museum-London, Manager at Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for such a fabulous review - we'll make sure to pass on your comments to our cafe staff and hope to see you again soon! More 

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