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“Small but educative”

Jewish Museum of Australia
Ranked #8 of 36 things to do in St Kilda
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Jewish Museum of Australia is an inclusive, interactive Museum which strives to engage people with Jewish culture.It houses a permanent exhibition as well as rotating temporary exhibitions.The Jewish Museum of Australia is custodian of over 20,000 objects and stories that tell the continuum of Jewish life and what it means to be Jewish in Australia.
Sydney
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77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Small but educative”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

This is a small museum which introduces the visitor to Jewish history, life and observance through educative displays. I found some most unusual items on view, some of which I had not seen elsewhere. And, artefacts covered Jewish origins as far flung as China, India and Yemen. There is space devoted to Jewish immigrants to Victoria and their contribution to society. Tags on which visitors write their family place of origin and why they came to Australia are both touching and are interesting to read. This Museum hosts groups of school children and adults and conducts temporary exhibitions and events. There are volunteer guides who are happy to escort visitors or answer questions. Chatting with some of them was as rewarding as the exhibits themselves. The museum is easy to reach from Melbourne CBD by trams 3 or 67, stop 32 and is near St Kilda Beach.

Visited February 2014
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“very impressive and significant.”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Reaaly wellplanned and set out. Volunteer guides are just wonderful in helping you understand. Would benefit anyone wanting history of jewish folk coming th australia.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“Interesting, informative and entertaining!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The JMA is wonderful museum, and shows the impact the Jewish Community has had on
Australian Society ! Well worth a visit! There is a permanent exhibition, and many temporary
exhibits to appeal to everyone, locals and tourists!

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Enlightenment”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Bringing to reality things I had only read about and the presentation of the talent our Jewish Community brings to us.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Our living traditions”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

The JMA is one of the best examples of what is best in a community. It is an essential museum, a space or learning and one which is important to the cultural tradition of Melbourne.

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