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South African Jewish Museum

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The museum narrates the story of South African Jewry from its early beginnings, set against the backdrop of South African history over a period of more than 150 years. We cover a number of areas of interest, including South African history, mining...more
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88 Hatfield Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 1546
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful museum about South Africa and Jewish history. Excellent film about Nelson Mandela and the Jews who supported him. Interesting visit to the synagogue and gift shop.

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s an experience for sure! You will be immersed in the local life and see lots of photos of historical South Africa. The venue is small but well kept and it’s an interesting experience!

Thank VALMV2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were happily surprised to visit the museum and learn so much about the Jewish community here. The complex includes both the first and second synagogues in Cape Town (the latter one beautiful and still functioning), along with The Holocaust Centre, gift shop and kosher...More

1  Thank ReadyToTravelYUL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in the original synagogue that was replace next door when they outgrew it. It is a Jewish campus with the newer synagogue, Holocaust Museum and a Kosher dairy deli. It traces the history of Jews coming to South Africa, notable Jewish families, and some...More

Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a fascinating display covering the History of SA Jewry .There is also an amazing world class collection of Netsuke . Regular special exhibitions too . On the campus is also the famous Gardens shul built in 1905! and still in use and...More

Thank Doron L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is well laid out and organized, with informative commentaries throughout. It traces the history of migrations from England and Germany in the 19th century, a massive 40,000 emigres from Lithuania at the start of the 20th, a small Sephardic immigration in the mid...More

Thank Alex_Tallinn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your Jewish or have some type of faith unlike me then you would probably like the visit. I'm atheist but will visit as a curiosity.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had a great AM in this museum and learned a lot about the Cape Town Jewish history. It is well worth the visit if you have the interest to learn.

Thank Chingachgook
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This museum shows the very personal side of the Jewish history in South Africa. The layout of the museum takes you on a gentle journey through the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Jewish people in South Africa. The information is presented in a way that...More

1  Thank Ally C
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This museum complex was lovely and had some of the best exhibits anywhere. The museum was interesting and the synagogue that was attached was worth seeing. The entire complex was worthwhile.

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Carol M
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Response from MaryAnnSomerset_NJ | Reviewed this property |
The Sabbath would begin on Friday evening at sundown, so I would think that the tours end on Fri. in the late afternoon. The religious service which is orthodox would begin in the early evening. The museum, gift shop and... More