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Sydney Jewish Museum

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Address: 148 Darlinghurst Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9360 7999
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 14:00

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great display and well worth a visit. personal verbal accounts were very moving for teller and listener. a lot to learn about humanity.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great display and well worth a visit. personal verbal accounts were very moving for teller and listener. a lot to learn about humanity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has just recently had a refurbishment and the exhibits are very well done. they are divided up into various themes, with history and culture intertwining. some of the exhibits were confronting, but they have to be, the world needs to know what happened and the consequences of actions. school groups do attend, but I would be careful about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent restoration with emphasis on Australia and the Shoah. Brilliant guide Claire Goldstein with some parallels from history of her husband's family. A must for all visitors to Sydney.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They just completed a significant renovation, and it is a really nice museum, which includes the history of the Jews of Australia as well as a very moving exhibit on the Holocaust! The afternoon we were there we spoke with 2 survivors that are often there! I would say plan on spending 1-3 hours and it's a $10 cab ride... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a wonderful display about early jewish life in Sydney and tells the story of a number of convicts sent by the British. A very interesting building as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to this museum by a friend, and not being of the Jewish faith, we went with no preconceptions. Fortunately we were able to get one of their guides, Rushlene, to accompany us around which made for a more expansive experience, than just looking at the exhibits on our own. The museum is newly renovated and is very impressive. Whilst... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was excellent, but didn't allow enough time. Exhibits educational and presentations were well-balanced.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A newly refurbished museum showing the history of Jews in the world and in Australia. Fascinating exhibits on the Holocaust. A nice little cafe for tea , coffee, snacks, and lunch. The museum has heavy security inside and out . All the staff are friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited just before the opening of the new exhibitions, when only the very moving letters between family members affected by the Nazi upheavals were on display. I did, however, get a preview of the new exhibition and I was overwhelmed at the completeness and clarity of the displays. Well worth a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The museum is well laid out and gives a great insight into the Jewish faith and life, the holocaust section is a very powerful display and is hard not to get emotional. Glad I went along.

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