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Sydney Jewish Museum

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Address: 148 Darlinghurst Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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+61 2 9360 7999
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 14:00

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Sad but very interesting place

Visited the Sydney Jewish museum a year ago and we were not allowed to use our camera or phone inside or outside the building due to security. Exhibits were detailed and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Sydney Jewish museum a year ago and we were not allowed to use our camera or phone inside or outside the building due to security. Exhibits were detailed and the atmosphere is sombre and moving. If you have a couple of spare hours in Sydney, visit this place. It will remind all of us to be kinder to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a superb museum. The layout is a spiral going up inside the building with rooms for special exhibits. When I got to the top I looked down and realised the entire spiral was in the shape of a Star of David. The exhibition has some focus on Australian survivors but has some very in depth histories. There are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth visiting,amazing photographs and stories. Would have liked to have spent more time but visit a little rushed.Will have to go back.

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Thank CEC939
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Museum is a reminder of a history that should never be forgotten. That is, the terrible treatment of people of the Jewish faith leading up to, and during, the 2nd World War by Hitler and the Third Reich. The depiction of the relevant timeline has been recently renovated and is well worth a visit.

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Thank jngmlg
Huntington, New York
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365 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful museum is now mostly a Holocaust museum as it tells the story of this horrendous chapter in history with an Australian slant! Our guide was exceptional (no extra charge) as he took us from the antecedents of war and prejudice to the stark realities of the death camps. Excellent multimedia presentations as well as many artifacts help tell... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great small museum. The main floor gives a great short synopsis of the history of the Jewish people in general and their time in Australia. The second floor has a powerful holocaust exhibit. This was very moving.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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136 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is simply a mini jewel. I was told it was recently renovated. The interior is done meticulously and in a circular ascending style, similar to New York's Guggenheim. It is executed so beautifully and in a fascinating way: from the earliest biblical Jewish history and ending in the Holocaust and later. Everything is easy to read. It is... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compact but has a lot of information. Concentrates on Jews in Australia, which is interesting. Nice café upstairs as well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's really worth to visit to know Jewish History.There is also exhibition of German Nazi very big.The setting of the museum is very interesting.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

A must for anyone with an interest in Jewish history and the immigration to Australia. Extensive displays on Warsaw and the holocaust. We were lucky to have a short talk by one of the few survivors from WWII

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Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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