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South African Jewish Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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South African Jewish Museum Admission Ticket
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South African Jewish Museum Admission Ticket
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The museum narrates the story of South African Jewry from its early beginnings, set against the backdrop of South African history over a period of more than 150 years. We cover a number of areas of interest, including South African history, mining...more
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88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 1546
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Holocaust exhibition breaks your heart from the first moment to the last. You will cry, it is amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 99julesm
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jewish museum captured their findings in Lithuania in a very meaningful manner. Beautifully done and well done. It isn't very large, but says a lot.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank reenek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is good to visit and understand more about the history and hear ship , felt rather depressed afterwards

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lutia2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It works for Non-Jewish as well. it provides a great history of the Jewish migration and settlement of South Africa. The complex includes the museum as well as the Great Synagogue and a holocost memorial

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dw221a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From my opinion, a visit to the Jewish museum in Cape Town is a must do while you are in Cape Town because you’ll get a good idea how Jewish life is connected to and also influencing South African society. You’ll need to provide a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stzw77
Reviewed December 18, 2018

lovely museum telling the story of the Jewish congregation in South Africa, their roots, where they settled and so forth. In addition a beautiful replica of a house in a shtetl and a Japanese exhibition

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lannie62
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Approximately 2000 Jews are trying to keep their presence in Cape Town. They have an amazing Synagogue with a museum next to. When you enter inside the Synagogue a friendly, smiling and kind person welcomes you. As you begin asking question about Jewish population in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aslan B
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Unexpectedly good visit to the South African Jewish Museum. While the museum's exhibits were well conceived, interesting & informative, the highlight of our visit was the Synagogue. An ornate space in the Orthodox style, there was a special seat and sermon pulpit for the Rabbi...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Watchful26
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Excellent presentation of permanent exhibits and great traveling exhibits, too. Try eating Kosher food in their cafeteria. A highlight for all faiths to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mitchfromdenver
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Wonderful museum about South Africa and Jewish history. Excellent film about Nelson Mandela and the Jews who supported him. Interesting visit to the synagogue and gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bruce C
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Response from MaryAnnSomerset_NJ | Reviewed this property |
The Sabbath would begin on Friday evening at sundown, so I would think that the tours end on Fri. in the late afternoon. The religious service which is orthodox would begin in the early evening. The museum, gift shop and... More