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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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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
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Well worth the visit

The museum is very interesting and good value. It is well laid out with comprehensive and well sourced exhibits. We spent quite a few hours there. It is also a beautiful museum in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very interesting and good value. It is well laid out with comprehensive and well sourced exhibits. We spent quite a few hours there. It is also a beautiful museum in a lovely location. Definitely worth visiting and spending some time there.

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Staunton, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and well done. A chronological presentation of the events leading to the holocaust and the tragedy of that mass extermination.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you on a budget look online for free entry into museums . This was a little treasure that poped up. My partner is jewish and he found it interesting. Its free entry on fridays.

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Three floors of experience of the past...very well done..I have seen Jewish museums and concentration camps and Holocaust exhibits in different parts of the world...the New York museum offers visitors a lot of information in such an amazing display ....so much so....that in a way the history "flows" by you and keeps ones interest from beginning to the end...one is... More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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Reviewed 17 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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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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