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Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Pl, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280-1502
+1 646-437-4202
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The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries-before, during, and after the Holocaust. Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museum's unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions. Acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.
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36 Battery Pl, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280-1502
Financial District
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Can't review this Museum as we are yet to get inside! This is the second time we have turned up at this museum only to find it shut. This time we checked first on its website, as we knew Monday 21 May was the Festival...More

Thank seebee46
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in Battery Park with moving views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, The museum boast outstanding permeant and traveling exhibits. Currently there is an excellent exhibit of the Lodz Ghetto prior to and during the Holocaust. Be sure to view the film...More

Thank Jeffrey M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful living tribute to the Holocaust. This is a very personal and closeup look at the faces, the horrific acts taken out on the Jewish people by the Nazis. I liked the fact that it gave a glimpse of the Jewish lifestyle,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is a perfectly designed museum. The mix of artifacts, detailed time lines, personal stories blended with videos enhancing the story of the Jewish Experience during the transition from a “normal life” to the horrors of life that became the Holocaust....More

Thank Ilea G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This modern museum presents an interesting exhibition of Jewish heritage and the Holocaust, although it is not as in-depth as, for example, the US Holocaust Museum and Memorial in Washington or Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. On the other hand, there were some very interesting exhibits...More

Thank PeninaPaula
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative museum. Over three floors with several exhibitions it gives an in depth view of the history of the Jews in Europe and America. Excellent timeline of events before and during World War II which includes the atrocities of the ghettos and extermination camps. Not...More

Thank Steve-and-Andie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum doesn't focus only on the Holocaust. The first floor is dedicated to Jewish life and culture before WWII, the second floor to the Holocaust with all its horrors and inspiring stories and the third floor to the post war Jewish life. Make sure...More

Thank judykamber
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, there are parts of this museum that are hard to look at. But it’s necessary to show the horrific atrocities that the Jews endured under the Nazis. The first floor is a lovely display of Jewish traditions and artifacts both past and present. The...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

You'd think a place like this would be interesting but it turned out bad. It's a clean place and the exhibits are nice. But there isn't a lot of stuff even though it's such a huge building. We went to see the exhibit where you...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Graphic and gory displays and content. If you are sensitive to these things, do not visit this museum.

Thank Christenthia L
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emilyd1968
20 April 2018|
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Response from Stan056 | Reviewed this property |
There's a FREE day open to visit the Museum … We/I took advantage of this day/night … and because it's close to the Staten Island Ferry docks … there's an opportunity to do both! The 'free' date is on the website and it's... More
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lovinbigcities
24 February 2018|
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The audio tour is 1.5 hours for the Core Exhibition and 1 hour for additional information and covering other areas of the Museum, for a total of total of 2.5 hours.
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24 February 2018|
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