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Jewish Museum of Odessa

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Address: Nejinskaya Street, 66, Odessa 65045, Ukraine
Phone Number: +38048-728-9743
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Private Odessa Jewish Heritage Tour

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Arranged like entering a Jewish home. A lot of different photos and tools from Jewish life in Odessa. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Håkon S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Arranged like entering a Jewish home. A lot of different photos and tools from Jewish life in Odessa. Well worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this is tucked away in a courtyard so look for the correct address before you look for the entrance. some artifacts sort of jumbled together, not much english translation but even so there does not seem to be much 'there' there.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Really only historical Jewish site other than a few synagogue. This museum in a courtyard has very interesting artifacts, not just specifically Judaic items. Old typewriters and pictures. Should bra on your list.

1 Thank golem67
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I only learned about this museum from TripAdvisor and am so grateful that I did. Yes, I too had difficulty finding the building, despite having the address. I couldn't believe it would be where it was! As a Jew from Vancouver Canada, one of Odessa's sister cities, with family roots in the area, I found the museum to be both... More 

5 Thank Michael G
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The museum is hard to find. It’s in a small, dilapidated courtyard. Just like the Jews in Russia or USSR - hidden away by authorities behind an ugly façade and surrounded by unfriendly (putting it mildly) neighbors. The museum is small and does not do justice to the contributions of a persecuted group that made Odessa...Odessa - a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic... More 

5 Thank Ella_RM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Interested in Odessa Jewish history? That's the place to see. Make sure you get a tour with a local guide. We listened to Mr.Chaplin - definitely worth listening to.

2 Thank marisha5
ann arbor, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

As others have written, this private, small museum is very difficult to find. (Start with the website at: www.migdal.ru). We asked many people, including tour guides and people at the Main Synagogue, and no one gave us correct directions. Start by asking for Nezhinskaya Street, and go in the direction of #66. Don't hesitate to enter the old building courtyard,... More 

11 Thank jermil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Interesting to see the museum however, on western standards it is poor. Considering the pre war Jewish population and their contribution to the city,it is disappointing.

2 Thank Terumah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Me or my partner are not Jewish but love the history. We come to Odessa for 3 days. Friday ,Saturday and Sunday. They are closed Fridays and Saturdays so we went on the sunday. Unfortunately a tour just started and they couldn't do an English speaking tour, so we casually looked around at all the amazing collection that they have.... More 

7 Thank English_Gary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

The museum is not the easiest place to find in Odessa. It is in an apartment block along a road going put of town. However the amount of exhibits in such a small place is amazing and they tell the visitor about how Jews lived and worked in Odessa before the Second world war. We had a guide who showed... More 

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