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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
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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An Unforgettable Experience

This is something you absolutely must do. But it isn't something to be taken likely. If you are lucky, one of the Holocaust survivors will be present to tell their harrowing tale... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is something you absolutely must do. But it isn't something to be taken likely. If you are lucky, one of the Holocaust survivors will be present to tell their harrowing tale. I have heard two of the survivors talk now, and both were mesmerising. This is a very important museum which traces the path of the Jewish people throughout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent 2+ hours at the Jewish Museum and could have been there longer!!! Well documented, nicely laid out. The Anne Frank diary exhibit was fantastic- really loved how it was laid out. Very thought provoking!!! The smells from the cafe were good but didn't have time. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to visit and while you are there pay your respects to the Shoah , Every family should take the kids here to remind themselves of what great contributions, the Jewish people have made to our country and the world

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jewish Museum is a once in a life time experience. When I was there a survivor of the Nazi death camps was there to capture the audiences attention, who gathered around, telling them about his survival experience. I can highly recommend a visit, expect a high secure environment and checking at the door.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small but special museum is well worth a visit, especially if you get a good guide who can take you through it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 August 21, 2016

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 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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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.