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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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Dohany u. 2, Budapest 1075, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
+36 1 342 8949
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

beautiful synagogue that includes a tour, some will say that taking pictures from the outside is all that is necessary. at almost $14 per person its a bit much

Thank Richard F
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We spent 20 mins maximum inside. There are some 'free' guided tours you can join, maybe they can bring some more value and experience. Very few things to see. Definitely does not worth the price.

Thank st-rzn
Reviewed January 4, 2017

May be its just me but it was hard to hear the guide in the synagogue and the museum was just a few rooms up a lot of stairs. It cist 4000 huf which us about 20 aus dollars and we were outsude finished eithin...More

1  Thank RufusBrisbane
Reviewed December 27, 2016

I was amazed at what was saved and protected over the years. Over 1500 artifacts are displayed in the museum. I learned about the protocol for proper care and display of the Torah. The cloth that covers the Torah, the silver crown that sits on...More

1  Thank Donna H
Reviewed December 14, 2016

We had an excellent guide who spoke English very clearly and told us about the history of the building of the synagague and the practises of the faith.There were also groups in German and Spanish following on behind our group. This is a really beautiful...More

1  Thank donnison44
Reviewed November 15, 2016

The Jewish Museum is in the same building as the synagogue. This is the largest in all of Europe and second only to one in NYC. The museum is in the left wing of the building. The museum is closed on Saturday, and the hours...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Consider what the Jewish people endured during WWII, I´m amaze tu find this beautiful building that I totally recommend you to visit, the only thing that I did not enjoy is the market they made in the front door

Thank marcegabay
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We purchased tickets with a guided tour of the museum. Our guide showed up as we arrived and have the 3 of a guided tour showing us the highlights of the artifacts in the Museum. Included were touching stories of Holocaust Victims who managed to...More

Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The museum is a part of the Central Synagogue and can be visited at the end of the guided tours, which is what we did, the tour we took had cost us £15pp. The museum is not very large but it does contain some beautiful...More

1  Thank ERIC B
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We visited the museum as part of the synagogue, which was the main attraction. Admission is included in the synagogue entrance ticket. We came in the late afternoon and there were no cues, but I would suggest coming a bit earlier since we didn't leave...More

Thank California_momofsix
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
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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