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Museum of the Jewish People - Bet Hatefutsoth

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Address: Rehov Klausner 15, Matiyahu Gate #2 | Tel Aviv University Campus, Tel Aviv 6139202, Israel
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+972 37457800
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10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri 09:00 - 13:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, tells the ongoing and...

Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people. Beit Hatfutsot connects Jewish people to their roots and strengthens their personal and collective Jewish identity. Beit Hatfutsot conveys to the world the fascinating narrative of the Jewish people and the essence of the Jewish culture, faith, purpose and deed while presenting the contribution of world Jewry to humanity.

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Revived and renewed

This museum had been getting dated, but the new wing is nothing short of spectacular. It has the famous synagogue models from the original museum, plus wonderful multimedia and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum had been getting dated, but the new wing is nothing short of spectacular. It has the famous synagogue models from the original museum, plus wonderful multimedia and innovative special exhibits. The interactive exhibit for children (Hebrew and English) is absolutely not to be missed if you have a child with you; there is a 90-minute limit for this... More 

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People - Bet Hatefutsoth, responded to this review

Thank you very much. More 

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely exhibitions at the new wing of the museum (didn't visit other parts this visit). The Jewish heroes interactive exhibition for kids (6-12 yrs old) was fascinating and even my hectic 8 yrs old enjoyed it a lot. The synagogue exhibition was also very interesting (again, even for that 8 yrs old boy). Loved it.

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People - Bet Hatefutsoth, responded to this review

Dear Tamar, We are glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for sharing experience! Kind regards, BH Team More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum really tells the story of the Jewish people in the Diaspora. The models of synagogues from around the world, past and present, is wonderful.

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People - Bet Hatefutsoth, responded to this review

Dear Fran A, Thank you very much. Kind regards, BH Team More 

The Village, Manhattan, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited here shortly after it opened and have visited a few times. This is my first time in a decade. I brought people with me - I had raved about the museum. We were all so disappointed. The main exhibit is just old and boring. It is so very dated. Nothing positive to say. Only one of the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

An extremely impressive and moving experience. Could have stayed for many many hours - needs more than one visit to do it justice. Exhibition of Synagogues and prayer was exceptional. Bob Dylan exhibition less impressive - rather "bitty"

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People - Bet Hatefutsoth, responded to this review

Dear Jerry, Thank you for sharing your experience. Kind regards, BH Team More 

Commerce Township, Michigan
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This museum needs an updating. I was looking forward to visiting and my family and I were disappointed. The exhibits are old and poorly lit. The section for young children was completely booked so my young grand daughter could not enjoy it. Even the Aroma restaurant there was smelly and dirty.

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People - Bet Hatefutsoth, responded to this review

We are very sorry you haven't enjoyed the visit. We hope you got the chance to visit the New wing, which is considered by many visitors one of the best experiences in a museum. Also, we would like to invite you again, no expenses, as well as your granddaughter, to visit again, at your convenient time. Kind regards, BH Team More 

Dix Hills, New York
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Liked the layout of the museum. Several places to sit while watching recorded interviews. I thought more countries would be represented. Highlight for me was the Bob Dylan exhibit

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Interesting and informative. We used head sets with explanations in english which was really helpful. The highlight was definitely the Bob Dylan exhibition so well displayed with a lot of interesting information

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People - Bet Hatefutsoth, responded to this review

Dear Hilary, Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed the visit. More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is top notch, a perfect combo of historical items with new age options. There is a room filled with shuls of the world and how Judaism is practiced around the globe. Computer databases are available for family trees.l and various new exhibitions keep things interesting. Worth the visit.

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People - Bet Hatefutsoth, responded to this review

Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed the visit. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I was beyond excited to get a chance to see this museum again. I didn't know this at the time, but the last time I was there it had just opened. 1978. Magical.

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Beit H, Manager at Museum of the Jewish People - Bet Hatefutsoth, responded to this review

Dear Jacquie, Thank you for your kind review. More 

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