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Museum of Jewish Heritage

Certificate of Excellence
Financial District
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Address: 36 Battery Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number:
+1 646-437-4202
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Sun - Tue 10:00 - 17:45
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:45
Fri 10:00 - 17:00

The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds...

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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Fabulous exhibit

Have been to NYC many times but have missed this most amazing museum. Unfortunately closes at 3pm on Friday (February) we could have spent hours more inspecting the exhibits... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum has a good presentation design starting from old jewish history till modern days, however modern days presentation is very biased and tells only one side of the story

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to NYC many times but have missed this most amazing museum. Unfortunately closes at 3pm on Friday (February) we could have spent hours more inspecting the exhibits. Well presented - good flow - engaging and informative. And yes lunch care well worth a visit for a bagel with lox and cream cheese!

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an hour for such from a business meeting and knew the museum was just a block away, I noticed the restaurant and thought I'd give it a try... Amazing. Free to visit the restaurant, even though you'll most likely want to see the museum after you eat, the food is just amazing. We ate the 5 Lox, 5... More 

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Hebron, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum offers a tremendous amount of photographs, writings and artifacts and first person accounts from survivors. It is incredibly difficult to take in and not be brought to a deep mourning. It is, however, so important for us to both remember and honor all of those lives, as well as commit ourselves to do what we can to never... More 

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Rockaway Park, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Not our first visit, but our first with a 15-year old and 10-year old. Museum does and excellent job covering WWII and the holocaust with primary source material and many donated items. Less time is spent on pre- and post-WWII. A few exhibits were disturbing to our young daughter (not that the events being depicted shouldn' t be disturbing to... More 

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Haute-Nendaz, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I've visited many museum or places tracing the history of WWII. But they usually tell the same. However, this museum was well concieved. Indeed, you will discover Jew's history through 3 floors, first telling you more about their traditions, religious celebration, everyday life, etc. The second floor will explore how Jews passed through WWII, their personal stories, how those who... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Very well thought out place, lots of information and history, very sad stories to read about, it's worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Visited many museums in NYC. Spent 2 days in The Mat and 1 whole day in this museum, that was not in my initial plan. Finished my own NYC tour faster than my schedule. Spent my latest day in this museum. They have so many videos, old articles, pictures to displace. There stories are detail and informative. Took me a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a place that you have to go, to understand how much jewish people has suffered during and even before the second war. And understand that we, as humans beings can't let it happen again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

try and get a tour because it is an expanse of information Difficult to absorb especially when elderly It is $12 dollars but free with city pass

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