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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
Museum of Jewish Heritage
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Museum of Jewish Heritage
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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...more
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36 Battery Pl, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, New York City, NY 10280-1502
Financial District
+1 646-437-4202
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I've been to a couple of museums in New York but this was one of a kind. I've always been interested in the history of Jews and this museum was the perfect place to go. The museum is very well structured and organized, it is...More

5  Thank Shmnh
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 September 2004

The museum has great artifacts, and an very impressive selection of items from Nazi Germany. The architecture is sort of cold and uninviting, until it opens up to a view of the USA's Statue of Liberty.

3  Thank readjl
awittenberg, Communications Coordinator at Museum of Jewish Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2009

Please note that the museum with a view of the Statue of Liberty is not The Jewish Museum but The Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Battery Park City.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Museum of Jewish Heritage many times. It is a wonderfully accessible museum, near Battery Park, and convenient to the subways. While it has a section devoted to the Holocaust, it is not a Holocaust museum. Rather, it has exhibits on...More

Thank JustHavingFun7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive architecture before viewing exhibits. Three floors starting with pre WWII. Next during the war and finally post war.nice cafe for a small meal. Views of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from several locations.

1  Thank abarasol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A unique set of exhibits on 3 floors with rare artifacts. The building is surrounded by a lovely park where you can see Lady Liberty in the distance. Worth a visit.

Thank Leon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is located in Battery Place. It was opened in 1997. It has six sides to it - as a representation of the the Star of David. It has a good collection of exhibits relating to Jewish heritage and the Holocaust....More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is a Holocaust museum. And it's a well-done, well-laid out museum. Unlike the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC, it's not crazy crowded and you can actually take the time to read as much as you'd like. It's also...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the museum before seeing the Yiddish version of Fiddler On The Roof (which was fantastic!!). It’s a small museum and easy to navigate. We spent about 1 1/2 hours which was sufficient to cover around 75% of the exhibits. Our major criticism was...More

Thank GeeJAre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A thought provoking museum, giving an I site into Jewish culture and history. A museum not to be missed.

Thank theboblins
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was expecting it to be 1000% sad and sorrowful. In actuality, I learned a great deal. There is a ton of reading and video and you will be on your feet for a very long time, but the exhibits are very informative and the...More

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Most worthwhile exhibit plus permanent exhibitions, Great location and wonderful restaurant. We were also able to get tickets to “Fiddler 9on the Roof ‘“ in Yiddish at this location so the visit was most wonderful , productive, informative, educational as well as entertaining.

Thank franadler
Reviewed 25 September 2018

this museum is located at battery park city in Manhattan. not too busy and crowded. very easy to find. near statue of liberty. thank you hope that you will find this museum interesting. You reviewer of New York Nasir A.

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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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20 April 2018|
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Response from Stan056 | Reviewed this property |
There's a FREE day open to visit the Museum … We/I took advantage of this day/night … and because it's close to the Staten Island Ferry docks … there's an opportunity to do both! The 'free' date is on the website and it's... More
24 February 2018|
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Response from LS_MJH | Property representative |
The audio tour is 1.5 hours for the Core Exhibition and 1 hour for additional information and covering other areas of the Museum, for a total of total of 2.5 hours.
24 February 2018|
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Response from mrw_retired | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea.
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