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South African Jewish Museum

88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 1546
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Cape Town City Pass including Two Oceans Aquarium and District Six Museum
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88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 1546

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The South African Jewish Museum takes you through the beginnings of the South African Jewish community, where the population came from, important South African Jews, and their relationship to their communities and the country. You will see exhibits and photographs and learn so much, including...More

Thank rg2626
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Jewish Museum and learning about the waves of immigration to South Africa. The story is the same as other nations but the beautiful building and clear exhibits made this a special visit. The Cape Town Holocaust Center is included with admission to...More

Thank Familytravelmaven
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum. The complex includes the Holocaust center as well as 2 Synagogues located across from the museum. Make sure to stop into the gift shop as well.

Thank jill w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little museum , worth seeking it out. Rally interesting interpretations, and displays, Think it gives a real feel for life and some of the history of Cape Town.

Thank Shaz1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The permanent exhibit is very well organized: the objects, images, audios and videos are absolutely perfect to explain the "Jewish people history in South Africa" to anyone interested on increasing its knowledge about it. In addition: the cafeteria, the gift shop and the architecture are...More

Thank bsoihet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very insightful place in a beautiful building. The biggest surprise and hidden gem was the Japanese Netsuke collection housed within. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank mynameisnotlinda
Reviewed 19 June 2017

remember to bring an ID! Very interesting presentation of Jewish history in S Africa and also enjoyed the adjacent synagogue building.

Thank RaquelleA
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This Museum is great cover lot of things such as Holocaust and as a great communal library, If you do visit this place you need to have "Photo ID" make sure you have it when you visit

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We really enjoyed our trip to the South African Jewish Museum. A volunteer took us under his wing and showed us through the entire museum We enjoyed lunch at the restaurant in the compound. Excellent kosher fare.

Thank Jenny2586
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I made arrangements to view the South African Jewish Museum in Cape Town, along with the Holocaust Museum and the beautiful synagogue. There is a lot of information and it is nicely presented. The Museum makes it clear that the Jewish immigrant...More

Thank ghartman
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