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Review of Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum
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US$ 80.18*
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions
Ranked #232 of 1,736 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Jewish Museum London is for people of all backgrounds and faiths to explore British Jewish heritage, identity and culture. Set against a spacious and modern architectural backdrop with displays across four permanent galleries, the museum brings the Jewish story to life, placing it in a wider context of British history. Our education programmes, exhibitions and events encourage a sense of discovery and creativity and tell the story of Jewish history, culture and religion in an innovative and compelling way.
Reviewed 3 November 2011

Well displayed-easy to reach-pity cafe closed on Saturdays.

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Reviewed 23 October 2011

Large building in a residential area, did not appear to be a museum. Really interesting displays dedicated in 2010 by Prince Philip. Starting at top level the theme was show business, both British and worldwide. As you visit each floor there was then Jewish life in England, the holocaust and various time periods depicticting contributions through the ages. They also had a cafe for lunch or snack break. Photos were permitted.
We thought this would be a fairly short visit, but it lasted much longer as it was quite interesting and informative.

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Reviewed 5 October 2011

The new museum is a fantastic destination for individuals, people with kids of almost any age plus school parties and other groups.

The opening delay, on the left as you walk in, is worth lingering and the shop on the right uhas some unusual treasures and a good range of relevant books. But the heart of the downstaris is the ritual bath excavated from the City only a few years ago and dating back to only a few years before England's Jews were expelled in 1290.

Upstairs the exhibits are varied and interactive: I particularly like the Sabbath table in the ritual gallery, the interactive map showing Britain's Jewish community over the centuries and of course the Yiddish theatre where you can act along.

The Holocaust gallery is small and focussed on the appalling experience of one British Jew who married a Dutch girl, lived there and ended up in Aushwitz. He survived to talk to the Museum's visitors into his 90s. The rest of his little family didn't. It's harrowing and, because so individual, more moving than the fate of millions.

There's generally a temporary exhibition on the top floor - currently on Jews in British entertainment.

On the ground floor - for by now you will need refreshment - is a new cafe. Haven't tried it yet.

I love the museum and have visited many, many times. And I was a trustee until a couple of years ago - so might be a bit biased. But no current affiliation so don't see why I shouldn't recommend it.

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Reviewed 20 August 2011

A must see museum for anyone interested in Jewish history for whatever reason.
Nice hospitable people and beautiful museum. Essential but not boring, touching but not over emotional. We loved it!

3  Thank markhebbelinck
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

You do not have to be Jewish to learn a lot here- We met many different people of different nationalties- It is a well done lovely museum learned a lot

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