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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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This place is a must visit for everyone. Those who have a Jewish connection of family connection as well as everyone else including children. Easy on street parking and also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must visit for everyone. Those who have a Jewish connection of family connection as well as everyone else including children. Easy on street parking and also accessible by public transport. Made to feel very welcome. Great cafeteria. Often has special exhibitions for example Anne Frank. Able to speak with holocaust survivors

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Toronto, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended Francine Lazarus' Book Launch for "A Hidden Jewish Child from Belgium". I arrived about an hour early and thought I'd look through the museum while I waited. $15- cheap for an hour's worth of anyone's time, but that price covers up to a week of visiting. In this museum you will find information and items that will wrench your... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An eye opening visit which brings to life the horrors of the holocaust and Jewish slaughter. Films, exhibits, all add to the atrocity. Verses of Scripture are displayed to show how they have been fulfilled and the persecution and scattering of the Jew was prophesied in the Bible, and so is their regathering as witnessed in the last 50 years... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really saddened by my visit to this museum and it may have been because they were renovating, but I was saddened on a number of levels. When you enter a small museum I expect a special form of intimacy, well this was immediately altered because this tiny place was filled with school children listening to very sad stories... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An extremely interesting, albeit sobering experience. The collection of stories and information held here is extremely impressive. They had just opened a section about the Jewish contribution to Australia's war history, as well as the religious history (ground floor), and holocaust history (upper floor). I found the holocaust history most interesting- it covered in great detail information about the ghettos,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here in a Sunday. We were lucky enough to meet Lotte, a survivor. Meeting Lotte was not only a highlight of our trip but of my life. Lotte is amazing, her strength and kindheartness touched me. I am so glad i had the privilege to meet her. The museum was a sobering experience. Its a must go

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely excellent! So informative and touching, a great way to spend an afternoon. Our guide Stella was absolutely incredible! I can't believe someone so articulate and passionate can run such an in depth tour with such gusto without even being paid for the amazing work she does! Absolutely fantastic museum, will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The research opportunities for families touched by Jewish history are wonderful. I loved the displays that are well presented and will go back again to spend more time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Sydney Jewish museum a year ago and we were not allowed to use our camera or phone inside or outside the building due to security. Exhibits were detailed and the atmosphere is sombre and moving. If you have a couple of spare hours in Sydney, visit this place. It will remind all of us to be kinder to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is a superb museum. The layout is a spiral going up inside the building with rooms for special exhibits. When I got to the top I looked down and realised the entire spiral was in the shape of a Star of David. The exhibition has some focus on Australian survivors but has some very in depth histories. There are... More 

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