The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Laxton

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Can you imagine anyone in the UK not knowing about the Holocaust? Unfortunately, recent studies show that this is indeed the case. Some people are unaware, others deny it. This lack of awareness and outright denial is terrifying when you consider that, put simply, The Holocaust was the attempt by the Nazi regime and its collaborators to murder all of European Jewry during the Second World War. The Nazis succeeded in murdering six million Jewish people and millions of other minority groups who they considered to be ‘inferior’. The magnitude of personal loss is impossible to fathom. This is why the National Holocaust Centre and Museum exists. We are the only dedicated memorial, museum and centre of Holocaust learning in the UK. Our purpose is pressing within today’s society, as hate is on the rise. We are communicators of Holocaust memory for a contemporary purpose: to encourage people to stand up against hate.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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janerogers50
Warwick, UK160 contributions
Very informative
Oct 2020 • Couples
Visited here on a cold afternoon in October. So interesting and very well presented. The Journey part would be excellent for school age children. We booked for 2.20 and didn’t really have time to look at everything but we can go back for free in the next year.
Written October 29, 2020
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Sunshine769508
123 contributions
Moving but very enjoyable
Oct 2020 • Family
We visited the centre to help our son with his history studies. Whilst the experience was very moving it was also really enjoyable.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
The centre contains so much information and is something everyone should see and hear about to educate future generations.
Written October 28, 2020
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dave g
Birmingham, UK5 contributions
no one should forget
Oct 2020
a place you need to visit and reflect on what regimes are capable of. give yourself plenty of time, we took 5 hours to go round including a tea break. you may know of the holocaust and the millions who died, but here you see that each attrosity was a person, with a name and family.
Written October 25, 2020
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Alan A
Chesterfield, UK1,134 contributions
So much have one can say but..........!
Oct 2020
Saw the sign from Tuxford Road & decided to visit. What peace there is in the memorial gardens. The water features & seating give the visitor a sense of deep regret at what mankind has done their to fellow human beings. I was reduced to a deep feeling of loss & shock for those who experienced cruelty at its most extreme. This period of history must never be forgotten & I pray this will never be allowed to happen again. Staff were very much in tune with what this venue means to so many people. To show tearful remorse at this experience can only be a normal reaction. I will visit again when able. Be prepared for a once in a lifetime experience.
Written October 24, 2020
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topdeck5
topdeck5228 contributions
A fitting tribute
Oct 2020
Having just visited this wonderful museum, one can only say how informative how well laid out the museum is from the gardens to the museum itself. from the artefacts on display to the interactive displays showing short video clips of these horrific experiences many endured at the evil of Nazism. I will certainly endeavour to return in the near future. The books that the centre as on offer are reasonably priced and look forward to reading these informative pieces. The museum can only be described as a fitting and wonderful tribute to the many that endured the horrors of that time. Thankyou Despite the difficulties of running the centre at this time everything is in place to keep staff and visitors safe this was exemplary.
Written October 18, 2020
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hope
1 contribution
A day of peace and hopes for a better future
Nov 2019
A wonderful, peaceful place. We planted a peace rose in memory of Bertha Bracey, when the centre was just beginning (sadly, the option does not allow me to go back to that date). The memory will remain for as long as one can remember. So much hope to enlightenment.
Written October 17, 2020
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GISELENorfolk
Norfolk50 contributions
Must do visit
Oct 2020
Beautiful and tranquil setting. Welcoming, friendly and accomodating lady in Reception. Well thought out and engaging museum with a particularly moving gallery of items belonging to children who escaped the Nazis along with photos/stories of the children - heartrending.

"The Journey" is an excellent section aimed at younger visitors informing them of a young Jewish boy living in Berlin pre-war and under the Nazi regime. Through his visual diary the visitor hears about his parents having a successful draper/tailor shop, and how it felt to be ostracised and humiliated by his non-Jewish friends and teachers, having to leave his parents and little sister to go one a kindertransport. Still very impactful for adults too.

Lovely rose garden with memorial plaques and Japanese garden area/pond. We ate at the cafe - there was only one lady serving whilst quite busy but she couldn't do enough for us. Very cheap food and excellent quality.
Written October 10, 2020
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Dale H
3 contributions
Visit to keep the memories alive.
Oct 2020 • Family
This is a beautiful place and very thought provoking. To see what happened and to understand it is emotional, Plenty of information to read and the layout flows smoothly.

The Staff are fantastic and very friendly, and helpful. We will be definitely returning with other family and friends and to listen to the speakers.
Written October 5, 2020
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Sarah R
Ollerton, UK57 contributions
Pandemic travel restrictions made us have a look at our own county and we found this interesting place !
Aug 2020 • Couples
Being a resident in the local area,we had only ever driven past this place before but with the pandemic having put paid to any holidays abroad this year,we decided to have a look at places in our locaæ area instead.An interesting and moving account of the holocaust and the horrrs that took place,beautifully kept gardens displaying memorials to loved ones who perished in the holocaust left by families, there is even a statue of Anne Frank there. Ended our trip with coffee and cake at the delightful little cafe there,which you need after visiting such an exhibition. So glad that we were finally forced into finding out how much we have to offer in our county,it was as good as any holocaust or wartime museum we have visited abroad .
Written September 28, 2020
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luu
10 contributions
Something new learnt today.
Sep 2020 • Couples
Such an interesting few hours learning about experiences me and my parents never really learned about in school. The memorial garden afterwards was a lovely time to reflect on everything we just saw. Cafe and staff very friendly and lovely. Social distancing and sign posting was well laid out also.
Written September 17, 2020
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