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Museum of Jewish Culture (Muzeum zidovskej kultury)

Neighbourhood: Staré Mesto
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Address: Zidovska 17, Bratislava, Slovakia
Phone Number: +421 2/593 491 42
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When we discovered a Jewish museum existed in Bratislava, we added it to our must-see list. It's open at 11:00 a.m. every day except Shabbat. When we arrived, we thought we might... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

When we discovered a Jewish museum existed in Bratislava, we added it to our must-see list. It's open at 11:00 a.m. every day except Shabbat. When we arrived, we thought we might not be able to tour the museum because nothing in the entrance lobby is translated in English. When we asked the receptionist about English availability, she pointed to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This kind of museum is only one in Slovakia. In this museum you can find basic information about Jews in Slovakia and history. Nice but only basic

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Thank Matus R
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I found the exhibit to be wonderfully thought out and very well presented. Gives you a deep look into how the Jewish community were first settled here and all the tortures they had during the 1st and 2nd world war. I didn't have anyone showing me around as being Jewish myself I understood most of the traditions that were shown... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The artifacts are many, the corresponding information is lacking. The guide understood my questions in English but was rarely willing to answer in English. If you plan to go here, make sure you have a knowledgable guide who speaks your language. I was bored here. I took several photos of things I wanted to know more about and did some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We accidentally came upon this museum while exploring Bratislava. The museum was closed but a gentleman in the office area allowed us to visit the lower level. The museum is located on Židovská street 17 in an old historical building and is the only reminder of the historic Jewish neighborhood that was red to build the SNP (UFO) Bridge. In... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Lovely little museum with interesting exhibitions. It was difficult to find only because it was shrouded in scaffolding etc. and the sign couldn't be seen. So we walked straight past it and had to ask directions.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

7 Euro entrance fee and well worth it. Really helpful staff who went out of their way to provide more information. This museum takes you through the early years of Jewish settlement right up to the Nazi and Communist years. Staggering that so many artifacts survived through these oppressive years. We all enjoyed the visit and the exhibits. Especially poignant... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

There's a free exhibition downstairs about Jews throughout the ages in Slovakia, mainly focusing on the persecution and auschwitz. Then if you pay the €7 you go upstairs and can see many lovely artefacts and learn a lot more about the religion and Jews from Slovakia. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would've given 5 stars were it not for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is a very moving exhibition. Slovakia was the first or one of the first countries to side with and join Hittler. As a result the Jewish community was decimated. Silver Torah crowns, Rimonim and Yads by the dozen are all on display as well as other ritual items. These pieces are part of a collection that Hittlers forces grabbed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

A truly beautiful museum that thoughtfully tells the story of both the Jewish Faith and of the Jewish experience in Bratislava. I was shown around by an incredibly welcoming member of staff who even thanked me for my visit. One of my favourite things that I did whilst in Bratislava. Poignant,

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