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Sydney Jewish Museum

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Address: 148 Darlinghurst Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Phone Number: +61-2-9360-7999
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Excellently presented museum for all people.

whether you're Jewish or not, Australian or a visitor, this is a fascinating place. Seamlessly they combine two main projects. The History of the Jewish people in Australia since... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

whether you're Jewish or not, Australian or a visitor, this is a fascinating place. Seamlessly they combine two main projects. The History of the Jewish people in Australia since the First Fleet and the Holocaust. Recommended for all ages as you can skip parts if necessary.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very moving experience. Exhibitions not so large to be overwhelming, yet excellent examples of the historical inhumanity suffered, plus some other aspects of Jewish life in Australia. Although undergoing renovations in Aug 2016, these should be finished by November. A talk by a Holocaust survivor on the third Sunday of each month is amazing. The cafe is small and... More 

Thank MMS866
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All I can do is honour. Letters written by Jews to relatives during the holocaust. Anxious, terrified hopeful, despairing and every word soaked with love trying to fly free of the horror and gift itself to children, parents, and spouses. The writers often did not know where their loved ones were, or if they will still alive. The intensity of... More 

Thank Dawn K
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter visited this museum and just loved it. Very interesting and very moving. Usually there is a guest survivor of WWII speaker, so a personal connection to the events and history makes it a memorable visit.

Thank Julia S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first Jews arrived in Sydney on the First Fleet in 1788, at the dawn of European settlement of Australia. There have been Jews in Australia ever since. This fine Museum tells the history of the Jews, concentrating on the Holocaust, when the Nazis attempted to eliminate Jews from Europe. Of course, Hitler failed but the Jews have resolutely opposed... More 

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Castle Cove, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Sydney Jewish Museum with the family. Whilst the Museum is undergoing renovations the exhibits open gave a great overview of Jewish history. The Anne Frank exhibit did a good job of detailing the lead up to Anne's family going into hiding and the political environment as well as the personal side. There is a very good video which... More 

Thank Lisa P
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful display of Jewish history, very informative and easy to view. I spoke to a holocaust survivor who was present when I visited. There is a cafe for light refreshments.

Thank _mariesmith12606
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I attended a talk by Eddie Jaku, a survivor of Buchenwald and Auschwitz concentration camps over several years. His talk was rivetting, sad and totally amazing - he could have died many times over, but he didn't. Other Holocaust survivors tell their stories too at monthly talks. The museum itself is undergoing renovation but will re-open soon, currently there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Special display about Anne Frank added extra layer to this visit. Helpful staff, the material speaks for itself and is well presented. Should be compulsory viewing for anyone who thinks aggression is the answer to anything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Such an emotional tour. The children's room brought tears to my eyes, absolutely heartbreaking. Could spend hours walking around the museum.

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Staying in Darlinghurst

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Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.