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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Address: 36 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10128
Phone Number: 646-437-4202
10:00 am - 5:45 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 museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living...

The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living memorial to the Holocaust.

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Our experience here was very moving. Each floor explains a different aspect of Jewish History. The stories told through those that lost everything and survived to tell leveled me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience here was very moving. Each floor explains a different aspect of Jewish History. The stories told through those that lost everything and survived to tell leveled me. Very thought provoking and prompted great discussions with our teenagers esp. in light of our world situations today. Highly recommend.

Thank Lisa W
Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

100% worth it. Museum is outstandingly laid out. I have been twice and would go back again. In some ways it is even better than Holocaust Museum in DC. Really a fantastic, uncrowded museum in NYC.

Thank Ty L
los angeles, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I sometimes feel I have been to one museum like this I have seen them all. . . well this is not the case here. This museum includes the Holocaust in its exhibits and well maintained collection; however, it is not the only focus. The museum has a wonderful flow of Jewish lifestyle, traditions through the generations, and emphasizes the... More 

Thank josephine1996
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The serene museum setting is spectacular looking out along NYC's harbor; it helps to assuage the horror of the time and place depicted within. Exhibits focus on details of a destroyed era and people and how they coped. Always, in each exhibit, there is an emphasis that, despite the horrors of the holocaust, people maintained their faith and belief in... More 

Thank Diane P
Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The day I vusuted the cafe was closed and one of the escalators wasn't working. However the museum is worth visiting. It takes you through Jewish festivals and the Jewush lifecycle. I know quite a lot about Judaism,but even I learnt a lot. The museum also includes information about the Holocaust. I wasn't very impressed with the staff,especially the so... More 

Thank Iverette
Somerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is a terrible period in human history where a population that was at one time thought of as enlightened fell into a period of terrible cruelty and inhumane treatment and murder. The exhibits are very well done and show the terror, but end in an encouraging note of hope

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The museum is located in Battery Park with amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The area is happening.....lots of cool shopping, hotels, restaurants. The museum is a very special place in that it is a history museum telling the story of Jewish culture, life, and religion from 1880 on to today. The first floor is very... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is an amazing look at the history of the Jewish people. To see life before the Nazis and then the horrors of the Holocaust is heart breaking. The museum is laid out very well so you can really study the artifacts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This four story museum has many Jewish artifacts but seems to lack a Jewish soul. We found it disappointing. Perhaps if I person knew very little about Jewish history they might find it informative. (Many high school student groups were touring while we were there. I think their emphasis was on learning about the Holocaust and man's inhumanity to man.)... More 

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Montclair, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We went to see the Leo Frank exhibit. What a beautiful and well done exhibit that explained how Leo Frank lived and died. I knew a little bit of the story but it was told in a factual and complete way. It also gives a great view of how hate can end the life of an innocent man.

Thank Karen M

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