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Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place, 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 Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280-1502
Financial District
+1 646-437-4202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a very strong need to visit most things in relation to the holocaust and jewish history. It really moved me and gave me a great insight to jewish history, present jewish life and the haunting experience of the holocaust. I went on my...More

Thank Abigail I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum with lots of exhibits to look at, very informative and interesting with lots of true life stories. Inexpensive at $12 but if you go on a late night opening after 4pm it's free, small gift shop with lots of books.

Thank j_dhulston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not what you might think. This has different artifacts and exhibits that are so interesting! Displays explain uses of objects and what circa they are from.We spent 4 hours there and only left to see other sights we had planned. Even if you are not...More

Thank Juli B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this museum on a recent trip to NYC. There were two major standing exhibits - one on Jewish history and culture and one on the Holocaust and the two special exhibits. All the exhibits were very well-done. A feature that sets this museum...More

Thank betteskid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the most important museum in New York City. I took a group of students of mine from Frankfurt, Germany there. Five Boys between 16 and 19. There is a wall, on which there might be 1000 pictures, small ones of murdered people. Their task was...More

1  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got here early as like to avoid crowds at museums. The place is modern and set out very well with many of the exhibits featuring written and spoken elements which I found informative and moving. Takes you through the story of Jews generally and...More

Thank MrsB6410
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They currently (July 2017) have a temporary exhibit on the capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann, the logistical bureaucrat who organized the transport of millions of Holocaust victims. If you are at all interested in 20th century history, this exhibit and this museum is a...More

Thank investroll
Reviewed 7 July 2017

My son, my husband, and I visited this museum when we had very little time to spend in it, unfortunately -- my son wanted us to have lunch in the restaurant, specifically. I believe it's run by Russ and Daughters; at any rate, it's amazingly...More

1  Thank 565polly_G
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This small museum has quite an extensive collection. The section on the Nazi era was, in my opinion, the most informative.

Thank newyorkdoll4
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I felt the story of the Jewish European was told in a very streamlined manner. It covered all the bases without being too in depth nor did I find it "preachy". It was well done and an important place to visit.

1  Thank TravelinRobT
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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24 July 2017|
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Response from LS_MJH | Property representative |
The Museum has a git shop that carries Judaica, books, jewelry, CDs, and children's items.
31 August 2016|
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Response from leah262 | Reviewed this property |
I would say the first floor and the garden of stones and if they have a special exhibit, as well. Since I Work there, I personally and professionally feel maybe the 11 year old, if he/she has begun to study the Holocaust... More
Mary S
29 June 2015|
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