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“One of the best Jewish museums we have visited!!”

Sydney Jewish Museum
Ranked #46 of 487 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were deeply impressed with this museum. It made wonderful use of its space in an historically vintage building. We were given a Sunday tour by a volunteer about the Holocaust from its rise in the 1930's. The museum had rooms set up in a time line format which was very impressive. The most moving experience for us as visitors was the end of the tour, which had a lovely woman in her nineties who survived the Holocaust, present her experience and visit with us informally so that we could ask questions. This is crucial for the young among us who do not remember and who will soon no longer have the opportunity to meet with survivors because of their aging. We could see the impression this experience made upon young adults in our group. The museum also has interactive exhibits for kids and curious adults. When we were there in February the rotating exhibit was about Jews in the Australian fashion world and their influence on style, etc. Very interesting indeed. The museum also has a small kosher restaurant for soup and sandwiches. We told everyone we met after we were there that this is a 'Must See' for an important view of World Jewry and Australian Jewry. We had a very special experience that day and encourage you to find time to visit.

Thank Sue L
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Spent a lovely morning visiting the Chinese gardens and picked up some gifts from paddys market. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit sydney.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

The museum is incredibly comprehensive and well curated. I went on the guided tour and was most impressed with our tour guide Margaret. She had a depth of knowledge and was willing to provide some of her own reasoned thoughts on events, both past and present. I also visited the Anne Frank exhibition which is very moving. Last but not least, the coffee shop makes a mean coffee and apple cake!

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

This museum is an unusual mixture of historical material. The ground floor is an excellent exhibition of Australian Jewish history from the arrival of the first Jewish Australians in 1788 to modern day Jewish Australia. The upper floors describe the events which led up to the Holocaust in the 1930s to 1940s. The exhibit is designed so that it requires the visitor to travel through all the displays in order to understand the horror of these events. Many of the guides are survivors who actually experienced these horrors themselves.

There are also special exhibition areas and a well stocked shop which sells books and gifts.
The museum is not open on Saturdays and closes early on Fridays.

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

A fantastic collection of visual material collated for young and old to see and read. The stories of the past are well documented and easy to take in, for younger visitors as well as adults. Guides are available to ask questions and often a Holocaust Survivor is also on hand to chat with as well. A deeply moving experience for visitors. All ages should go, and pick up on information that they may not know, or details that might surprise them. From the beginnings of Jewish Life in Australia to modern times. Education really does override fear, ignorance, and brings respect and understanding for all. Go and visit and see for yourself. Very worthwhile.

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