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Danish Jewish Museum

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Address: Proviantpassagen 6 | Royal Boat House at the Royal Library Garden, Copenhagen 1218, Denmark
Phone Number: 45-3311-2218
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Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Danish Jewish Museum tells the story of the Danish Jews through 400...

The Danish Jewish Museum tells the story of the Danish Jews through 400 years - including the dramatic rescue of the Danish Jews during World War 2. Experience the unique museum interior by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Find the perfect gift or souvenir in the museum shop.

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nice exhibits, great architecture, great signage

not a large museum. two exhibits, one permanent, the other changes periodically. the movie should be seen (2 short films) prior to touring the exhibits. very interesting exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mission Viejo, California

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic museum located closely to the national Danish museum. The location is stunning and has gorgeous grounds. It is a very respectful and sensitive museum displaying information about Jewish history and how Denmark and Sweden helped Jewish people during the holocaust. It displays information in a variety of different ways including interactive iPads, artefacts, information boards and... More 

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a bit of a let down of a museum quite pricey and not much to see compared to other Jewish museums that I have visited in Poland and Germany. Two exhibits in different buildings so you need to factor this in if you want to see both. Didn't learn anything new and overall it was over in about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well designed museum charting the history of the Jews in Denmark. Interesting architecture of the building. Worth a visit

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Christian Y, Curator at Danish Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Dear Tania Thank you for visiting The Danish Jewish Museum and for taking your time to review your experience. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Wonderful Copenhagen. Sincerely, Christian Yssing, Curator More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a discussion of the heroic successful effort of Denmark to save its Jews during WW2, when 90% of them were saved. It is a remembrance of that good work. Architecture is innovative shaped like Hebrew letters mitzvoh. However there are antisemitic books and items in the bookstore that need to be removed: ducks that look like Orthodox... More 

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Christian Y, Curator at Danish Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your visit to The Danish Jewish Museum and for your feedback. I'm sorry that you had this experience at our Museum. I can assure you that none of the items for sale at the Museum Shop are antisemitic. On very rare occasion we recieve similar feedback from guests about the rubber duck, but in general... More 

Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not a large museum. two exhibits, one permanent, the other changes periodically. the movie should be seen (2 short films) prior to touring the exhibits. very interesting exhibits describing the history of jews in Denmark, and specifically Copenhagen. it also spends a good portion of the exhibits discussing the events of WWII and how the Danish handled the Nazis and... More 

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Christian Y, Curator at Danish Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Dear Al Thank you for visiting The Danish Jewish Museum and for taking your time to review your experience. We do try to give our English speaking guests the same experience as our Danish guests. Warm greetings from Copenhagen! Sincerely, Christian Yssing, Curator More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to agree with Anita O. that this museum is difficult to find, but is worth the effort. It is tucked away inside a courtyard complex and it took asking three people where it was before we found it. I wish that I had more time to Copenhagen to do this museum justice. It has many interesting and informative... More 

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Christian Y, Curator at Danish Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Dear Marty Thank you for visiting The Danish Jewish Museum and for taking your time to review your experience. We are indeed quite hard to find. We continually try to do better via Google and other platforms, but we are happy you found your way. I would like to use this chance to point out that the "Hop on -... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little museum located on Slotsholmen, where you also find the danish parliament and numerous other museums. The jewish museum was designed Daniel Libeskind following the Mitzvah-concept, and has national recognition as a museum of jewish cultural history in Denmark.

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Christian Y, Curator at Danish Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Dear Nils Thank you for visiting The Danish Jewish Museum and for taking your time to review your experience with us. Sincerely, Christian Yssing, Curator More 

Lagos, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

It's a little hard to find even with a map but well worth the effort to see both the innovative architecture and layout of the museum (a a beautiful display of space and light) as well as learn about Denmark's exceptional role in protecting its citizens, regardless of religion or origin, during WWII. The displays talk about Denmark welcoming Jewish... More 

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Christian Y, Curator at Danish Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Dear Anita Thank you for visiting The Danish Jewish Museum and for taking your time to review your experience. We are happy that the exhibition about the Danish Jews through 400 years resonated with you and we thank you for your recommendation. Warm greetings from Copenhagen! Sincerely, Christian Yssing, Curator More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We certainly enjoyed our visit to the museum. The building by Daniel Liebskin is as always was amazing. The 2 introductory videos are a must see. We are always amazed to see how many aritfacts have been saved. The Home exhibit in the Royal Library was phenomenal. Although we know how Denmark tried to save the Jews we did not... More 

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Christian Y, Curator at Danish Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Danish Jewish Museum and for taking your time to review your experience. We are happy our exhibitions and the history of the Danish Jews resonated with you and that Denmark has won a place in your heart. Warm greetings from Copenhagen! Sincerely, Christian Yssing, Curator More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We enjoyed the hour we had to look around and wished we had been able to stay longer but unfortunately we had another engagement! It was really moving to hear about the plight of the Jewish people especially during the Second World War. We took the tour with a guide and found it really interesting. Well worth a visit

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Christian Y, Curator at Danish Jewish Museum, responded to this review

Dear Chrissie, Thank you for visiting The Danish Jewish Museum and for taking your time to review your experience. Warm greetings from Copenhagen! Sincerely, Christian Yssing, Curator More 

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