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Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280-1502
+1 646-437-4202
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The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries-before, during, and after the Holocaust. Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museum's unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions. Acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.
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36 Battery Place, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280-1502
Financial District
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting museum in lower Manhattan about Jewish life around the world before Holocaust and then beyond. Well organized with wonderful pictures that capture a difficult time in Jewish life. Very moving exhibit. The museum is beautiful and in a spectacular setting.

Thank lindabeth27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum always has outstanding material on display. Of great interest and education to all people. Definitely not for Jewish people alone. The current special exhibition about the abduction and trial of Adolf Eichmann was brilliant. Not to be missed. Highly recommended

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum itself is worth a visit to a beautiful part of lower Manhattan- Battery Park is new with lots of shops , hotels and across the Hudson River you can clearly see The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.The Museum is separated into 3...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is an extraordinary museum both of Jewish heritage and as a Holocaust memorial. It is also excellently located downtown on the walkway along the Hudson River. You can approach it either from Battery Park or The Winter Garden. You enter with galleries celebrating the...More

Thank garyrichmond
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Recently visited this museum. Went after we had visited the Statue of Liberty. The exhibits shows life before during and after the Holocaust and reminds us we can never forget the atrocities that happened. There was also a very interesting exhibit on the capture of...More

Thank Dundasmom
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I was here once before about 3 years ago, and while there were many of the same exhibits, it seems there were many new items and enhancements to the old ones. All the exhibits were very moving. Do NOT miss the simulated "real" conversations with...More

Thank ams44
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Cannot believe that this museum has been around for 20 years and this was our first visit. What drew us there was the Eichmann exhibit. We never expected to find this beautiful modern structure with exceptional views of the Hudson and the Statue of Liberty....More

Thank shapgo
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This museum provides an excellent tutorial on Jewish customs, antisemitism, history of the Holocaust, various Jewish and gentile responses, and so much more. We encountered groups of high school students who were receiving vital lessons from their leaders. Also, the cafeteria offers an excellent selection...More

Thank Allen P
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We went to the Museum especially to see the Eichmann Exhibit- which was totally unbelievable! The video recordings of the Jewish survivors who spoke at the trial in Israel was too powerful for words! My eyes were filled with tears and left me speechless! The...More

Thank Geri L
Reviewed 20 October 2017

My group pf senior women booked a guided tour of the permanent exhibits at this most interesting museum. Some members of the group were very familiar with the events of the Holocaust and some had only a small knowledge base, making the docent's job a...More

Thank phyllisweb1
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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24 July 2017|
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Response from LS_MJH | Property representative |
The Museum has a git shop that carries Judaica, books, jewelry, CDs, and children's items.
31 August 2016|
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Response from leah262 | Reviewed this property |
I would say the first floor and the garden of stones and if they have a special exhibit, as well. Since I Work there, I personally and professionally feel maybe the 11 year old, if he/she has begun to study the Holocaust... More
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29 June 2015|
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