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South African Jewish Museum

88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 1546
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88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 1546

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a wonderfully informative museum that's very accessible. Each of the exhibits has a clear explanation, and all are quite engaging. The building on the inside is both quite pretty and architecturally interesting. Nice little shop and cafe here.

Thank crosby372
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a very informative and fascinating tour of the museum. The exhibits were wonderful and gave an amazing insight into the arrival of Eastern European Jews to South Africa, especially those from Lithuania,

Thank diamondr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum. Deep history and collection. The museum is located off of one of the sightseeing tour buses, so it is easy to get to.

Thank amirah m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprisingly interesting museum covering a lot of Cape Town and South Africa history and culture. There are several interesting exhibits explaining the history of South Africa.

Thank yellowpixels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somewhat hard to find the entrance which has no sign and only a security booth which you need to pass through to get in. There are several different buildings inside including a new exhibition building on the site of the old synagogue (I think). An...More

Thank Paul460h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the jewish museum, synagogues and holocaust museum were very interesting to visit. you must bring a picture id for entry, it closes at 2 on fridays. there is a good history of the jewish people and the holocaust museum is deeply moving and very well...More

Thank blustig77
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Well worth your time to visit this lovely old synagogue, as well as the Holocaust Museum next to it, and the magnificent Garden Shul next door.

Thank Erik O
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I was never really a fan of museums as they are usually cluttered and hard to navigate. This one however has a clear thought process and makes use of different mediums to articulate the journey

Thank Hlengiwe Z
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I went here with my wife to learn about Jewish history in South Africa. The museum is extremely well done with a good accounting of the immigration of Lithuanian and Latvian Jews from Europe to South Africa. There was even a recreation of a small...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Very interesting museum especially for Lativian Jews as it has a replica of a shetel. It is conected to the Holocaust museum which I hadn't ever connected to South Africa.

Thank Joan S
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