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The Jewish Museum

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Upper East Side
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Address: 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
Phone Number: +1 212-423-3200
11:00 am - 5:45 pm
Closed now
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Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Tue 11:00 am - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore...

The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore art and culture from ancient to modern times. The Museum is located on New York's famed Museum Mile.

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A lovely way to spend an afternoon

My friends and I came down from Boston to catch the Isaac Mizrahi exhibit. We absolutely loved it and then enjoyed the Jewish historical and cultural exhibits. I highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Boston area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friends and I came down from Boston to catch the Isaac Mizrahi exhibit. We absolutely loved it and then enjoyed the Jewish historical and cultural exhibits. I highly recommend attending an event and visiting the museum and gift shop, whether or not you are Jewish (I am not).

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing collection of history in Europe and the United States of Jewish life from the 1800's to modern times. Additionally they have specials exhibits of Jewish artist in all mediums including visuals arts, broadcasting , Tv and sports. A terrific out outpost of Russ and daughters cafe is serving in the basement with the absolute best smoked fish in... More 

Thank Allan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Terrific museum! While not a huge or massive collection, the information, layout, temporary exhibits make for an engaging visit for the entire family, kids included. Hint: Saturdays are free admission to the gallery including the temporary exhibits! I would recommend this as a 1-2 hour visit with the family or 2-3 hours with just adults. Convenient location near shopping and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jewish museum's exhibits provides a good review of the history of Jews from different parts of the world. The permanent exhibit tells a compelling story of Jewish people: the events that shaped the lives of the communities, how living in different parts of the world affected Jewish communities and their cultural attitudes. For visitors of the Jewish ancestry, the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than exhibition on Floor 1 we thoroughly enjoyed our visit . We had Brunch downstairs which was enjoyable with service and food top notch Exhibits on Floors 2,3 and 4 were very well laid out and incredibly interesting. There is a lot more of Jewish History that I believe could be added !

Thank Colin S
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see two temporary exhibitions ...both astounding....a Sargent painting of a Jewish family and Art Deco designer, Pierre Chareau. The later was one of the best exhibits that I have ever seen.....so interactive...and fitting of his design work. But don't skip the permanent exhibitions.....informative and some amazing works of art

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is located on 92nd St. With an entrance just off fifth Avenue. Right now they're having a fun exhibition called Take Me. Everything that's on exhibit is available for you to just take. Including the stack of used clothing tee shirts, magnets, buttons and banners. Great place to take children and just let them wander and take magnets,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visiting this museum and we were not disappointed. Lovely and thoughtful exhibits, spacious, and well maintained. Highly recommend. And try Russ & Daughters int he same building for a delicious meal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saturday is free. On "Museum Mile" Fifth Avenue full of museums. Beautiful old mansion of Max Warburg (Daddy Warbucks).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This small but jewel like museum has hands on activities for children, art, archeology, links to exhibitions for adults etc. Highly recommended

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Staying in Upper East Side

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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