Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of Jewish Heritage
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Museum of Jewish Heritage - is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Anchoring the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Museum of Jewish Heritage completes the cultural and educational landscape it shares with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. On view are; The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do featuring over 1,000 artifacts from the Museum’s collection; Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark our first exhibition for kids as young as 9; Survivors: Faces of the Holocaust photographs by Martin Schoeller, and a memorial art installation, Garden of Stones, designed by internationally acclaimed sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. The museum also has a 350-seat theater (Edmond J. Safra Hall), special exhibition galleries, Lox at Café Bergson a kosher cafe, and the Pickman Museum shop which sells Judaica as well as books and other related objects.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Lexington Ave / 63rd St • 5 min walk
  • 5th Ave / 59th St • 6 min walk
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  • Susan G
    Longwood, Florida18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent museum and research center.
    Really interesting and thought provoking museum. Exhibits are extremely well presented, preserving testimony and stories of survival for future generations. Having recently learned of a family member with Jewish heritage, we asked if they had any records. They directed us to the newly opened Kalikow Jewish Genealogy Center. There, we met with Jordan, a fascinating and extremely helpful geneologist. He was able to show us records pertaining to the family, and unearth connections and records that we had no idea existed! All in all a very interesting and informative afternoon.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • CareOhLine
    Winston Salem, North Carolina129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free Ticket Thursday!!
    Great exhibits. Lovely welcoming staff. The cafe was delicious full of Jewish Cuisine you could smell through out most of the museum. Was even better that we went on Thursday after 4pm so our tickets for admission were completely free. Nice view of the Statue of Liberty from the back windows as well.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 February 2024
  • LarsieB
    1,820 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    This is an excellent museum, well worth a visit if you are interested in knowing about history and this time period. There are many wonderful pieces that have been curated with lots and lots of information to support these museum pieces. The museum is very inexpensive basically no fee but we made a donation as I strongly believe in supporting museums and history. I would definitely recommend visiting the Museum of Jewish Heritage if you are traveling to New York and have some time (it's down near the Wall Street area and Staten Island ferry etc if planning time in this area of lower Manhattan).
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 April 2024
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biosafety-guy
Andover, MA222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Part of the reason for our visit to NY was to see the special exhibit on Auschwitz. It is spread over 3 floors and starts with the early history of the area (1500's). After 2.5 hours we made it to 1941. There is so much to see, read, ingest that after 2.5 hours we were out of time and so plan a return trip to finish. If you want to see it in one day, plan on spending the day here.
Written 23 February 2020
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Navigator61693055813
Belfast, UK5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Attended here to find that the main part of the museum was closed. On presenting our New York Passes we were advised that we still needed to pay $8 each on top of passes to gain entry despite the pass saying it was free entry with pass. On entering the only available display was a collection of paintings and drawing which despite being good did not provide and knowledge of Jewish heritage whatsoever. Left disappointed having paid to see a display which took less than 20 minutes to look around.
Written 27 March 2022
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RnWP
776 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Whilst staying in New York we decided to visit the Museum.

We had an excellent meal in the on site cafe. The museum staff were helpful, attentive and most informative about all subject matters. The museum display’s are spread over three floors, the four hours we gave ourselves were nowhere near enough to view and absorb every exhibit, video and story.

Would highly recommend but give yourself plenty of time to view all the exhibits
Written 17 October 2022
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LarsieB
Denver, Colorado, USA1,820 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is an excellent museum, well worth a visit if you are interested in knowing about history and this time period. There are many wonderful pieces that have been curated with lots and lots of information to support these museum pieces. The museum is very inexpensive basically no fee but we made a donation as I strongly believe in supporting museums and history. I would definitely recommend visiting the Museum of Jewish Heritage if you are traveling to New York and have some time (it's down near the Wall Street area and Staten Island ferry etc if planning time in this area of lower Manhattan).
Written 13 April 2024
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TravelLoriW
New York City, NY47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is an excellent museum that educates visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. It is one of the largest Holocaust museums in the world. Everyone should be educated on this subject and this is well done. If you are in NYC, this museum is worth a visit.
Written 5 May 2020
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Gary M
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We were the first tourist of the day on 11/12/2021. There was only one room for viewing. It was interesting, but after reading all of the information, we went to an adjoining hall that had pictures of survivors, with the ability to listen to them. Unfortunately none of the receiver seemed to work. All other exhibitions halls were closed, and the video viewing rooms were also closed. When we went down to the front desk they just looked at us and said they were sorry. We traveled 45 minutes one way to see this important historical museum. A family of four that came in to the museum shortly after us were also done in less than a half an hour. This was a total disappointment.
Written 13 November 2021
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Explorer82247
Colorado Springs, CO109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Very well done on the Auschwitz exhibit. Very moving and well laid out on the timeline. The pieces on display are remarkable. Amazing they have survived. I am not Jewish but I am grateful those that survived continue to speak out so all generations never forget. The tour took us about 3 hours to go through.
Written 20 January 2020
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CareOhLine
Winston Salem, NC129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Great exhibits. Lovely welcoming staff. The cafe was delicious full of Jewish Cuisine you could smell through out most of the museum. Was even better that we went on Thursday after 4pm so our tickets for admission were completely free. Nice view of the Statue of Liberty from the back windows as well.
Written 23 February 2024
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DJCrowell
North Richland Hills, TX80 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
Probably the worst museum I’ve ever been too. It had some interesting art and artifacts of one….one person! I feel like I could have stopped someone on the street outside and asked about their experience of the holocaust and would have received a better historical view. With areas being closed inside they should let you see it for free. The oral history videos were very difficult to hear for those of us with hearing disabilities. There were only about 6 chairs to sit at and listen, however with the long wait it gave us the opportunity to stare down an empty corridor. I will highly recommend that no one go this this venue.
Written 15 November 2021
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AZ_Margie
Mesa, AZ100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Absolutely amazing museum! I didn't take any photos, because I felt like I was on holy ground. The displays are heartbreakingly beautiful. So much information and first-hand testimony. I am not Jewish,but grew up in Western Pa. where many people were called "DPs". I now have a better understanding of what that term truly means. This should be a required visit for all Americans who think it could not happen here.
Written 21 June 2023
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