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Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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Address: 119 South Main Street, Memphis, TN
Phone Number: +1 901-523-2787
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Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or...

Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or under.

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Unexpected gem

Never imagined a collection like this existed anywhere near Memphis....NYC or the Smithsonian. Understand from the unobtrusive but helpful staff that only a portion of Mr... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hastings
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never imagined a collection like this existed anywhere near Memphis....NYC or the Smithsonian. Understand from the unobtrusive but helpful staff that only a portion of Mr. Belz's personal collection is on display so items are changed from time to time. Even without new pieces on display this museum warrants a return visit as it is more extensive than it appears... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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417 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside, this museum does not look like much, it's just a storefront in downtown Memphis. But go inside, and it's completely different. This was one of the most high quality exhibits of art I have ever seen. Room after room of unbelievable pieces, each room a uniquely different collection, just went on forever. This museum is just as... More 

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Plymouth, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stopped at the Belz Museum on our way out of town, my kids wanted to pick up some items from the gift shop. When I go back to Memphis I will be touring the Museum. What I could see from the entrance looked really neat, but we did not have an extra hour to spare. Looks like it is... More 

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Thank Kelly N
Bethesda, Maryland
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180 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This Museum was founded by Phillip Belz, patriarch of Belz Enterprises, owner of the Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. First of all...you don't need to be Asian or Jewish to appreciate this museum. This place is incredible! For the breadth of the collections and caliber of the pieces...this place rivals anything in DC or NYC! Just amazing. Some of the... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I hadn't heard of the Belz Museum. My husband saw it in passing one day, so we decided to check it out while we were in the city. Give yourself at least 2-3 hours to see everything. Not pricey at all...$6.00/adult and another $3.00 for headphones if you want the audio tour. The jade and the ivory were unbelievable...that someone... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Amazing. I've never seen such detail and craftsmanship in such large pieces from anyplace in the world. You must go and see to believe. I it a small museum but will take at least two to three hours to see all the exhibits.

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Thank J N
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This museum is little known here in Memphis. It is tucked away in the basement of an office building. It is a hidden treasure filled with treasures. It is a private collection of ancient Chinese art and artifacts dating back many centuries. It is one of a kind here in the mid south. It is located in the heart of... More 

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Memphis
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We've lived in Memphis 7 years and just visited the museum for the first time while doing a "stay cation". Wow! What amazing art. The ivory alone was simply spectacular. It really made me think about the artisans centuries ago hand crafting these works of art. The jade objects were fantastic too. The Judaica section was good. I especially enjoyed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We missed the Civil Rights cut of time and had an hour and a half to kill so we decided to go to Belz. I had zero expectations about how the Asian and Judaic art would work together. There are separate sections for each culture. We enjoyed the intricacy of the Asian art, especially the jade. The Judaic stuff, was... More 

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Thank SocratesDassaklis
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This museum is right in the midst of the restaurants and boutique stores of Downtown Memphis. A gem of a place, ha some world class historical Asian art. Highly recommended.

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