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Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives

Dohany u. 2, Budapest 1075, Hungary
+36 1 342 8949
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The Hungarian Jewish Museum is located in the heart of Budapest, in the Historical Jewish quarter, within the building complex of the Dohany Street Synagogue that was built in 1859. The idea of an independent Jewish Museum arose in 1909, when our Museum was founded. The first home of the collection made up of approximately 1,500 artefacts was an apartment downtown Budapest. The Jewish Museum found its final home in 1932 at the building designed by Laszlo Vago and Ferenc Farago, which was constructed next to the Dohany street synagogue in a matching architectural style. In 1942 two employees of the Hungarian National Museum hid the valuable artefacts of the Jewish Museum in the cellar. Thanks to their bravery the entire rich collection exists today. The permanent exhibition was rearranged in 2017, displaying the Jewish festivals and lifecycle. Our Milev-App The Milev-app can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Dohany u. 2, Budapest 1075, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was inside the Synagogue..After the explantion during the Synagogue tour, we went to the museum..This museum is over a couple of floors and is an introduction to Jewish traditions and the history during the war...

Thank Chanlk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is inside the Synagogue property and let us return back on time to the WW II and see many artefacts and pictures of that time, to understand how that time was for the people who lived it. Nice place to visit. Ticket for...More

Thank Carlos C
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a museum of artefacts, not a museum of life style. Do not expect to see lots of old personal effects. This is mainly a collection of the items held by lost families and communities which helped them follow their religion. As non Jews...More

Thank Molenders
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This synagogue is a must to visit it is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world it is beautiful inside the synagogue and holds 3000 people,the garden holds a mass grave of the holocaust victims executed by the Nazis in 1944/45...More

Thank 444olivierp
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, buy your ticket when you’re there, it was 8,000ft for 2 which was £22.30. Online charge higher. You have to do this with a tour guide, they are free tour guides and have slots for different languages very regularly (otherwise you have no idea...More

Thank jasminewhite1
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Interesting museum with artefacts in good condition over a couple of floors. It's small and the artefacts are spaced out, with bench seating in the middle for those wanting to take more time and needing a rest.

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Our experience at this well laid out museum was enhanced by a young but knowledgeable doscent. She succeeded in explaining the objects on display and relating them to the past and current Judaism in Hungary.

1  Thank William M
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Although it is very small it does have some interesting exhibits that will make you stop and read about them. It is clean and easy to see everything.

Thank michael p
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

I am not Jewish but this was beautiful experience. fairly small collection of beautiful artifacts rescued from synagogues in the countryside which was deserted when all the jews were sent to concentration camps (the countryside was emptied of Jews even more than the city) ....More

1  Thank Chrissie M
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

One of the best places I've ever visitet. Great architecture, amaizing lighting by night and beautiful history. Yes, this museum is a must! I hope to return another time in the Budapest!Lovely City!!

Thank PulciKiku
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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
...More
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cstr8
March 28, 2016|
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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
yes, you do. As per galen w's comments, the Raoul Wallenburg memorial and tree of life are in a courtyard accessed via museum. It is visible from a side street looking thru' fence bars but you won't get the enormity of it... More
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