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Jewish Museum of Australia

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Address: 26 Alma Rd, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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+61 3 8534 3600
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The Jewish Museum of Australia is an inclusive, interactive Museum which...

The Jewish Museum of Australia is an inclusive, interactive Museum which strives to engage people with Jewish culture.It houses a permanent exhibition as well as rotating temporary exhibitions.The Jewish Museum of Australia is custodian of over 20,000 objects and stories that tell the continuum of Jewish life and what it means to be Jewish in Australia.

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A moving experience

Something we should never forget - thank you to those on the day that were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
210Lori48
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something we should never forget - thank you to those on the day that were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

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St Kilda, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This museum helps keep alive the dreadful truth of the holocaust with many local survivors contributing time and services to the museum. In addition this fantastic the long history of Jewish Australians which dates back to the first fleet.

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Thank Petgor
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a must see museum. Not only interesting but super friendly staff on hand to answer any questions Family friendly

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We visited the Melbourne Synagogue during the Open House Melbourne Weekend. The large building, which dominates the corner of St Kilda Road and Toorak Road, had intrigued me over the years, so it was great to be able to take a tour. We were fortunate to be guided by Ronny, a very personable man who is employed by the community... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Well worth a visit for non Jewish tourists and students doing religions of the world. Tour guides are fantastic with a wealth of knowledge. It has a great timeline of events relating to biblical-middle eastern events. The back section is about the Jewish culture and way of life. Very well done. The art gallery section always has changing exhibitions of... More 

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I had limited knowledge of the Jewish religion in contemporary Australia so this excursion with a group of friends was enlightening for many reasons. Ros, our tour leader, had so much history and knowledge about The Jews throughout a very long history. She loves her religion with all the strict traditions but simply explained everything without preaching anything. We all... More 

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Thank Bernadette L
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I attended a book launch here ,then toured the museum. I did not expect to be moved so much. Just could not take it all in. I am not jewish but felt the spiirits of the past btush against me as i view the displays. A visit is a must. Even if its just once .

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Thank Richardrobertson
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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1,382 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Jewish Australians have a history in this country that dates back to the First Fleet. This fantastic museum celebrates their long history with an interesting collection. Also regularly has interesting exhibits. TIP: hop back on tram 67 and head south to the sombre but interesting Holocaust Museum in Elsternwick. A must see that can be confronting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Well laid out exhibits. Graphic displays. Sobering and enlightening. You cannot but admire the survivors and their stories. Well thought out.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

The Jews are a remarkable people. Their devotion to scholarship and their commercial talent have raised the Jewish people in Australia from nothing to a situation of affluence and influence. This excellent museum offers an insight into the life of the Jewish people in Australia and abroad. One cannot doubt that it is the belief in One God that has... More 

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