Museum of Jewish Heritage

Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City: Hours, Address, Museum of Jewish Heritage Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of Jewish Heritage
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
On view until May 2nd Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not Far Away The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. The Museum is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The third largest Holocaust museum in the world, the Museum of Jewish Heritage anchors the southernmost tip of Manhattan, completing the cultural and educational landscape it shares with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Bowling Green • 5 min walk
  • Rector St • 6 min walk
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Anna1963
Florida91 contributions
Never, ever forget
Apr 2021
We did the audio tour and I highly recommend it to help you make the most out of your visit. A great place so all generations never, ever forget.
Written April 22, 2021
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Traci D
New Jersey133 contributions
Solemn experience
Mar 2021
While a sobering, sad place, it's a must visit. It is so well done and despite the sadness, you experience a little hope with the survivor stories and their legacy. We don't usually partake in audio tours, but I am glad we did because it paced our time in the exhibit very well. It's haunting and draining, but it reminds us to never forget.
Written March 16, 2021
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wasmith59
Collierville, TN681 contributions
Very moving
Feb 2020
Highly moving and educational. Very well done. The museum is in Battery Park, so it is easy to tie a visit to a Statue of Liberty cruise.
Written October 26, 2020
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Thank you Wade.
Written March 15, 2021
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sunshine315
Tonawanda, NY102 contributions
Well done exhibit
Oct 2020
This exhibit was very well done and so interesting. I have been to a holocaust museum in another city but this Auschwitz exhibit far surpasses that. I did the audio tour and was so glad I did. It starts right in the beginning and shows you how this all happened. It is very emotional, the fact that all of this really happened is so sad. Outside of the museum is a train car like those used during this time which is just chilling. I highly recommend this museum to everyone. Hopefully parents will be bring their children here so they can see what happens when hate takes over. We need to never forget.
Written October 25, 2020
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Thank you.
Written March 15, 2021
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KillerRabbit
Riverdale, NY286 contributions
Don't miss it.
Feb 2020
Train car! What a powerful exhibit. Lodz bridge picture and ghetto art are unforgettable. Much to be learned here. I wish more people would pay attention, because it seems to be happening again.
Written June 17, 2020
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Ariella
New York City, NY19 contributions
Sand but needed
Jun 2019 • Friends
Had a wonderful tour guide who walked us through. It's big and full of information. So sad but so needed. I highly highly recommend a trio there at least once. I will definitely be going back.
Written May 25, 2020
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TravelLoriW
New York City, NY48 contributions
Excellent, Necessary and Worthwhile Museum
Jan 2020
This is an excellent museum that educates visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. It is one of the largest Holocaust museums in the world. Everyone should be educated on this subject and this is well done. If you are in NYC, this museum is worth a visit.
Written May 5, 2020
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Marito
Buenos Aires, Argentina174 contributions
JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM
Sep 2019
If You know about the second war, If Your know the Odyssey of this People, You must to visit this Museum. Nothing is enough to tell the Young Generation the Horror that the Jewish People had in his own Memory...Please, is good to think. Make a visit with Your family. Never forget the pain!!!
Written March 18, 2020
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biosafety-guy
Andover, MA239 contributions
Fascinating, haunting
Feb 2020
Part of the reason for our visit to NY was to see the special exhibit on Auschwitz. It is spread over 3 floors and starts with the early history of the area (1500's). After 2.5 hours we made it to 1941. There is so much to see, read, ingest that after 2.5 hours we were out of time and so plan a return trip to finish. If you want to see it in one day, plan on spending the day here.
Written February 23, 2020
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Mo B
Mechanicsburg, PA163 contributions
A do not miss experience in lower Manhattan!
Feb 2020 • Solo
Beautiful and very moving memorial to the Holocaust! This museum is so well designed and the experience flows in a very easy to follow order. Definitely get the audio guide. It is included in the price but if you don’t have head phones they will charge $2. If you have an old set of head phones bring them but $2 is worth it . The audio and video stories are heart wrenching. This museum tells the history of what lead up to the Holocaust, the events of the Holocaust, the aftermath of the Holocaust and most importantly you will truly feel the pain caused by the Holocaust. Very thought provoking. Plan to spend at least 3 hours. There are plenty of benches to sit since walking in a museum can get very tiring. The museum is on the water with a view of the Statue of Liberty. There is also a small cafe and book store. Highly recommend!
Written February 19, 2020
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  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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