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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
+1 646-437-4202
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited here recently after visiting the statue of liberty (its only a short walk from the boat). You cant take in any cameras or phones which is understandable because a lot of things on display are sensitive. Overall I would say...More

Thank Geofflongadi
Reviewed 19 August 2016

There are SO many pictures and SO much information on the historical events. I spent a few hours but I think one would probably need about 3 days to truly understand and comprehend the enormity of the details provided.

Thank calicoemw
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I came here by myself to fully experience the exhibits, and was not disappointed. It took me three hours to go through both the main exhibit and the Leo Frank wing. Although I have been to exhibits and museums all over the world which deal...More

1  Thank reginalampert
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I would have given this review 2 stars, but I don't want other people to be turned off from visiting this museum as it is an important part of history that everyone needs to understand. The museum itself is quite small. But when 4 tour...More

Thank Myshka82
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Having been to the Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois I was a bit disappointed in this one. Maybe because it was a combination of Jewish heritage as well as the the Holocaust I felt some of the somberness of that horrific period in history was...More

Thank Robynk817
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Museum is well thought out with a convenient floor plan. The exhibits are interesting and well explained. The Museum is appropriate for both adults and children although I would recommend about age 12 and up as the HOlocaust section has very strong content.

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The museum is situated with fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as well as NJ skyline. The exhibits are interesting. Exhibit on Stitching Together on loan is worth a visit. This museum is dedicated to the Holocaust and this exhibit shows...More

Thank stevelotte
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I went to see the recent dress exhibit. A woman who died in the Holocaust and her dress designs were recently created. The stone garden is gorgeous. I also went back for a Singalong of Fiddler on the Roof. It was a lot of fun

Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Since this is the Museum of Jewish Heritage, I looked forward to seeing exhibits related to Jewish life, especially as it pertained to NYC, which would certainly offer a rich tapestry of history and culture. Although some of the exhibits are stunning, (the beautiful Torah!)...More

Thank M Q
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This museum has divided its offerings into three diverse exhibit halls. One is an excellent Holocaust hall. The second is a program describing a woman whose dress designs have been translated into actual clothing; she perished in the Shoah. The third offered a fascinating account...More

Thank FortLauderdaleCritic
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
Mary S
29 June 2015|
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