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“Don't waste your time even if you are Jewish!”
Review of Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum
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Ranked #233 of 1,614 things to do in London
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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time even if you are Jewish!”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Boring, boring, boring! Not set up well, not much to see

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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautifully laid out.”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

We had no real idea of the huge beneficial contribution that the Jewish people have made to British life. This museum looks forward from the dark days of persecution, and shows so many other facets of the gains to this country from the many cultural, scientific, medical, arts and business contributions. We left feeling educated and uplifted.

Visited February 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Excellent small museum”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

My wife and I spent three hours looking round this small, modern museum which tells the story of Jews in Britain from 1066 to the present, and of Jewish religion and festivals.

The museum, which was completely overhauled in 2010, struck, for us, the perfect balance between artifacts and interpretation. We could have spent much longer there if we'd worked through all the menus of the interactive audio-visual displays.

We had an excellent light lunch in the museum cafe.

Well worth the short trip from central London and the admission fee.

Visited January 2012
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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“very informative”
Reviewed 14 December 2011

a lovely smallish museum tucked away in suburban Camden. plenty of info and good exhibitions. it appeals to everyone of all ages and religions and you certainly don't have to be jewish to enjoy it. well worth a visit.

Visited November 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Superb museum is one of the best of its type i have visited in Europe”
Reviewed 5 December 2011

I originally visited this museum some years ago in its original form.whilst interesting it was rather outdated in its outlook and presenation.it was refurbished a few years ago.now it is bang uptodate.in my view it is the best Jewish museum that i have visited in europe.There is a considerable amount of touch screen technology and video presentations.I spent the best part of an hour on the entertainers exhibition on the 3rd floor.i especially liked the presentation showing you how to speak Shakespeare in Yiddish !I also found poigniant the exhibition dedicated to holocaust survivor Leon Greenman.When the museum was temporarily located to Finchley there was an exhibition about his life.He was there in person and i spent about an hour talking to him.What a brave and sad man.So courageous with his life ruined having lost his wife and only child.Alas he is no longer with us.however there is a video of him speaking about his experiences.In my view leaving aside the main museums such as the IWM,British Museum,this is one of the best of the smaller museums in the UK.Well worth a couple of hours of your time.

Visited December 2011
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