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South African Jewish Museum

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Address: 88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Cape Town City Pass including Two Oceans Aquarium and District Six Museum
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Beautiful museum, interesting interactive displays.

This museum was especially interesting to us as ex South Africans now living in the US. We knew and remembered many of the outstanding Jewish people highlighted who were, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Miami, Florida

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum was especially interesting to us as ex South Africans now living in the US. We knew and remembered many of the outstanding Jewish people highlighted who were, and still are, active in politics, art and culture in South Africa before, during and after the apartheid years.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very well received and shown round the synagogue which is beautiful. The museum and holocaust exhibit were very well mounted and moving.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are Jewish or not this combination of Holocaust museum and synagogue are worth taking the time to visit. The museum is done very well with its pictures and movies. The outside of the synagogue was beautiful. Unable to visit the inside as it was late in the afternoon.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting visit to learn about a different religion. Very informative displays and interesting to see how world events shaped the movement of people.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

looks small but it is instead very rich and gives an interesting perspective on Sputh African history and the influence of a small but very active community so closely linked

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first, you think it is a small museum, but then, if you take the time to immerse yourself in Jewish life in South Africa, you can spend hours. Unfortunately, I did not see time go by and did not spend as much time as I wanted in the Holocaust Center. From what I saw (barely 30 minutes), it is... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a private tour of the museum and were intrigued by the thoughtful and educational experience. It was nice to hear the story of the South African Jew, which often goes untold in the controversial history of the country.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Muslim tour guide recommended this museum which was very interesting as much for the history of South Africa as for specifically Jewish history. Make sure you bring a passport or other picture ID to get in as security is tight.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating institution detailing the history of South Africa’s Jewish community, from their migration to RSA to the prominent role they played in the anti-apartheid movement. Do not miss, and do not forget to pack photo id to gain admittance.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the museum very thoughtful and educational - if you interested in Jewish roots of Cape Town - you should visit

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