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Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives

Dohany u. 2, Budapest 1075, Hungary
+36 1 342 8949
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The Hungarian Jewish Museum is located in the heart of Budapest, in the Historical Jewish quarter, within the building complex of the Dohany Street Synagogue that was built in 1859. The idea of an independent Jewish Museum arose in 1909, when our Museum was founded. The first home of the collection made up of approximately 1,500 artefacts was an apartment downtown Budapest. The Jewish Museum found its final home in 1932 at the building designed by Laszlo Vago and Ferenc Farago, which was constructed next to the Dohany street synagogue in a matching architectural style. In 1942 two employees of the Hungarian National Museum hid the valuable artefacts of the Jewish Museum in the cellar. Thanks to their bravery the entire rich collection exists today. The permanent exhibition was rearranged in 2017, displaying the Jewish festivals and lifecycle. Our Milev-App The Milev-app can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
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Dohany u. 2, Budapest 1075, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is very small it does have some interesting exhibits that will make you stop and read about them. It is clean and easy to see everything.

Thank michael p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not Jewish but this was beautiful experience. fairly small collection of beautiful artifacts rescued from synagogues in the countryside which was deserted when all the jews were sent to concentration camps (the countryside was emptied of Jews even more than the city) ....More

Thank Chrissie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places I've ever visitet. Great architecture, amaizing lighting by night and beautiful history. Yes, this museum is a must! I hope to return another time in the Budapest!Lovely City!!

Thank PulciKiku
Reviewed 17 October 2017

It rivals the most beautiful cathedrals. It represents a murdered culture and people. I kept thinking how better and different the world would be had 6 million of us had not been murdered. And then this beautiful tribute they left behind! Stunning!

Thank robert d
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Once there were over 400000 Jews in Hungary,now it could be as few as 35000.This exhibition helps remind people of how this came to pass to ensure it never happens again.

Thank wingate
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is in connection with the great Dohany street synagogue so if you visit the synagogue, do take 30min for the museum, too. There is plenty of information about Jewish traditions and many beautiful artefacts on display. The history of the museum is also...More

Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Whereas the Holocaust Museum way off the town's center tells the sad end of their history, this museum reviews the glory days of Hungarian Jewry, particularly within the Austrian Empire. A must for visitors who want to learn...

Thank GranZorro
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Great Synagogue and Cemetery are the main attractions, but the museum has an educational flow that most non-Jews will find very informative.

1  Thank Rick B
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This museum was not what I expected. Being attached to the Great Synagogue and the Cemetery (mass grave from Nazi victims), I thought this would be a museum of the holocaust. It is not. The collection pre-dates WW2 and has items dating back to the...More

2  Thank gdtrfb58
Management response:Responded 2 August 2017

Thank you! We hope you really enjoyed your visit! See you again!

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Upstairs from the synagogue, the national Jewish museum is a good introduction to Jewish traditions and the history during the war. Included in the ticket for the synagogue, not essential though

Thank Guillaume R
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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
...More
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cstr8
29 March 2016|
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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
yes, you do. As per galen w's comments, the Raoul Wallenburg memorial and tree of life are in a courtyard accessed via museum. It is visible from a side street looking thru' fence bars but you won't get the enormity of it... More
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