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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Address: 36 Battery Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number: +1 646-437-4202
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds...

The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries-before, during, and after the Holocaust. Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museum's unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions. Acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.

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Must see and try the free audio guide!

This is by far the best audio guide provided by a museum I have experienced! Simply listening to the audio guide allowed me to spend 2 hours in the museum and I totally appreciate... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is by far the best audio guide provided by a museum I have experienced! Simply listening to the audio guide allowed me to spend 2 hours in the museum and I totally appreciate the learning experience! The museum is quiet and I did enjoy the peace I had.

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La Plata, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is partially closed for renovation. What we saw is well done but unimpressive. Probably when the museum is fully open, the visit will be more fulfilling.

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Monsey, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At a time when our world is being divided between groups with little understanding of each other, this museum opens up Jewish culture and history, including the Holocaust, to all visitors. The first floor teaches visitors about Jewish culture and customs, leading to the second floor, which centers on the rise of Hitler and the Holocaust. The exhibits are eye... More 

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Margaret River, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the most memorable museum, of many, many museums, I have ever visited. You don't need Jewish heritage to appreciate the messages conveyed. Just human heritage.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i was absorbed totally by this museum as I wandered through. Over the years I have read much of the recent history of jewish people but can say that the Museums presentation in pics, words & video in a simple chronological manner added more to my understanding of their plight, bravery & success. Definitely a must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent permanent exhibit shows Jewish artifacts from ancient times made by the Israelites, then from the diaspora and up to modern times. Enjoy the Burle Marx exhibit which closes soon.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

If your into history then this is for you. It's a lot of reading so be prepared. NOT a place for babies or children they will be totally bored.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I went here because I was in the area. I have been to other memorials but this moved me. The first exhibit people talking about their faith challenged me. The importance of the Sabbath as part of the rhythm of their life. You would need a heart of iron not to be moved by the holocaust exhibit. It was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Very well done museum -- that more or less -- chronicles pre war judaism, the holocaust and post holocaust judaism. I thought that they really balanced their presentation of all aspects of american judaism. The collection of materials is very good. It was well kept and felt up to date. (Perhaps on the "modern" section -- they could update some... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited here recently after visiting the statue of liberty (its only a short walk from the boat). You cant take in any cameras or phones which is understandable because a lot of things on display are sensitive. Overall I would say the museum is worth a visit, there is so much to learn and the displays... More 

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