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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Financial District
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Address: 36 Battery Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280
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+1 646-437-4202
10:00 - 17:45
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Sun - Tue 10:00 - 17:45
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:45
Fri 10:00 - 17:00

The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds...

The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries-before, during, and after the Holocaust. Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museum's unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions. Acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.

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We had limited time and wish we would've had more to spend here. It is imperative that our children experience places such as this to know world history.

Reviewed 12 March 2016
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

We had limited time and wish we would've had more to spend here. It is imperative that our children experience places such as this to know world history.

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Vladivostok, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

One of the most interesting museums in NYC. Compared to Indian museum nearby, this one has lots of exhibits including personal objects like clothes, toys, cutlery, letters and etc. I think i've spent about 3 or 4 hours there (again, compared to 1 hour in the Indian museum) just looking at things and trying to imagine the life story of... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Excellent permanent collection, great art, clear explanation of what you see. The exhibit Unorthodox looked to me like thrift shop finds masquerading as art, basically pretentious and useless. I would come again just to see the permanent collection. It is amazing, rich, beautiful, inspiring and a bit sad. Also, would like to see next time friendlier attitude from the grumpy... More 

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New Milford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Not everything was from the Holocaust. There is a more than 5,000 year history of the Jewish people. The museum presents the heritage in a beautiful and education way.

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Cleburne, Texas
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This was recommended to us by a friend. So glad we went! Just ran out of time! Please plan to spend at least 3+ hours at the Museum. We were there for only 2 hours and that was not near enough. That said, it was a learning experience, big time. Most of us have been "schooled" on the holocaust, but... More 

Thank ElizabethS S
Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We really enjoyed this museum! The displays were very beautiful and were easy to understand. They give you a radio that explains all of the exhibits. A must see when in New York City.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

They have done such a great job at presenting the Jewish historical perspective, as well as the voice of the modern Jew! The timelines on the walls showing the events leading up WWII were absolutely fascinating! A couple of times I got mad at the US and British governments for the way they handled the requests for immigration from the... More 

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Reviewed 28 January 2016

In addition to its famed status as a Holocaust History Center and a Jewish Culture and History Museum, they are known for wonderful performances of musical and theatrical events that record the Jewish experience. We have seen many Klezmer and Cantorial concerts. But most recently, we attended the Operetta "The Golden Bride", a reenactment of a Yiddish performance done in... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Located with views of NY Harbor, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, this museum's collection memorializes the Holocaust. It is a permanent reminder of inhumanity at its highest level but also celebrates the accomplishments of its survivors after the war.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is a charming museum, but with a few flaws. The Good: Fantastic permanent collections of beautiful Judaica art and artifacts from ancient to modern. The Bad: A young man at the front desk two several long minutes before he even looked up at me, despite that I was the only one standing there. When he finally did, he just... More 

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