South African Jewish Museum

South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town Central: Hours, Address, South African Jewish Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

South African Jewish Museum

South African Jewish Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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, commerce, Eastern European history, contemporary South African politics as well as an overview of the Jewish community’s contribution in all its aspects of South African history and conscience. An exclusive documentary film – "Nelson Mandela. A Righteous Man", is screened throughout the day, a documentary, which has won wide acclaim at the Brighton, Vancouver and Toronto Film Festivals.
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GreyPoundLondon
London, UK184 contributions
The Jewish Museum uses well selected artefacts and interactive, multimedia presentations to tell the story of the Jewish immigrants who left Lithuania for a better life in South Africa. It avoids overpowering the visitor with too much reading material, but uses sound, photographs, film and actual objects. Highly recommended.
Written February 27, 2020
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worldtraveler8092015
Phoenix, AZ43 contributions
This museum was most interesting and informative. It traces the history and contributions of the South African Jewish community. I was especially moved by learning about the contributions that Jews made to ending apartheid and befriending Nelson Mandela. Also, there is a lovely gift shop and great cafe there.
Written April 2, 2021
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laficabella
montreal165 contributions
The compound includes synagogues, a holocaust museum, which also addresses the effects of apartheid, and the museum itself, which tells the history of the Lithuanian jews in Capetown, and also houses a fabulous Netsuke collection. It is fairly close to Parliament, and you can get an overview of life in Capetown for immigrants. It is an excellent place to start your informative journey of the history of Capetown, and South Africa.
Written February 29, 2020
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Alice M
New Rochelle, NY187 contributions
This was an interesting museum documenting the history of the Jewish population in South Africa. There are numerous exhibits showing the early lives of the Jewish settlers. There are plenty of,docents available to help,with any questions.
Written January 25, 2020
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NSBDolphin
10 contributions
The Museum is a must-see, and our walk through the Company Gardens to get there was a delight. The Museum not only has large display rooms, but also a historic synagogue, a Holocaust Museum, a goft shop, and a lovely cafe. We went twice in the week we were in Cape Town--there was so much to see!
Written June 13, 2020
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caea
Germany19 contributions
Shocking reminder of how horrible human beings can be.. The holocaust museum shocked me and reminded me of what a nasty history our recent European history has been. It also reminded me what heroes our grandparents and forefathers were for fighting against this madness. My deepest sympathies with all Jews everywhere. Jeremy Castillo, Malta 🇲🇹
Written October 5, 2020
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paulcoop
Stevenson, MD26 contributions
Couples
My wife and I enjoyed our visit and especially our guide who explained the prominence of Jews in the early development of S. Africa. The exhibits are well displayed including a reconstruction of homes in an early shtetl. It’s recommended for those interested in the Diaspora.
Written January 22, 2020
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exvery
24 contributions
This was so well set up, we chose to visit from the tour bus. We visited the holocaust memorial and it was such an eye opener. Very good and accurate information. You can spend hours in here just reading and observing the primary sources supplied here. Definitely worth a visit and the lady at the front was so lovely and informative.
Written October 8, 2020
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jfd
Scottsdale, AZ1,615 contributions
Couples
Really enjoyed this museum. It’s very well done and features an old and a newer synagogue as well as a library and a cafe. Beautiful stained glass windows adorn the still in use synagogue. There is a Holocaust museum as well. Be sure to bring passports
Written January 8, 2020
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Oliver S
Ontario, Canada4 contributions
We enjoyed our tour to the Jewish Museum. We learned quite alot of history involving the jewish culture in Cape Town. The building is incredibly beautiful. The Guide Rick was also very knowledgeable.
Written August 19, 2021
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South African Jewish Museum is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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South African Jewish Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $6.85, while a popular guided tour starts around $6.00 per person. See all 5 South African Jewish Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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