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Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
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Jewish Heritage Tour in Moscow
Ranked #28 of 2,528 things to do in Moscow
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Owner description: All museums are similar to some extent. Often it is a collection of items united by one theme, lying on display behind the glass. You cannot say the same about our museum. It is different. It is interactive. It is difficult to say what it resembles most, a museum in its conventional meaning or a theme park. The exposition imparts the information in a multitude of ways. It is multifaceted. It engulfs you, enters your mind and interacts with almost every single of your sense organs. And it is possible thanks to the cutting-edge audio-visual and computer technologies.В чем-то все музеи очень похожи друг на друга. Часто это объединенное по тому или иному принципу собрание вещей и предметов на витринах под стеклом. О нашем музее этого сказать нельзя. Он другой. Он интерактивен. Сложно определить, на что он больше похож — на музей как таковой или на парк развлечений. Вся информация, которую призвана донести до посетителей экспозиция, имеет разные способы подачи. Она объемна. Она обступает людей, проникает в их сознание, воздействует почти на все органы чувств. Это стало возможно благодаря использованию современных компьютерных и аудиовизуальных технологий. История расселения евреев по миру подана в виде большой интерактивной карты. Огромные витрины, на которые проецируются уникальные фильмы и фотографии, воссоздают образ типичного местечка XVIII — начала XX веков. Аудиоэффекты органично дополняют визуальный ряд и создают эффект присутствия. Архитектурные конструкции спроектированы таким образом, что дополняют экспозицию и усиливают вовлеченность. Давайте подробнее остановимся на каждом из пунктов.
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Was suprised how iteractive a museum in Russia can be. Very interesting for both adults and kids. Worth seeing!

1  Thank mariamX8812SP
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This place offers variety of things to do/watch, so any age group would find something interesting. Make sure you visit their website prior to your museum visit and check what they offer, because they have marvellous programs for kids. The 5D program on creation is aaah-mazing - even our teenage kids loved it. The price is more than reasonable when you see the level of the program offered.

1  Thank Nina K
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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

This museum proved to be the most well laid out of those we visited in Moscow, taking you on a flowing story from the 4d movie introduction, to the settlement of Jews in Russia and then future transitions of people after WW2.

Unlike other Moscow museums which just show you things/stuff, this provided the context, which was a nice change. It also explained the rise of socialism (Lenin) and gave an overview of Russia during WW2 (Stalin).

English subtitles on movies/electronic displays were good, and could be expanded on for fixed displays (and there is room to stick it on under the Russian notes).

Worth a visit if you have 3-4 days in Moscow.

Tough to find, and we spent an hour or so wandering around looking for it. Once found it was easy to get back to metro, simplified into below directions.

Take the new light green line to Mar'ina Roshcha (currently end of line)
- If coming from Moscow, take escalators to the south/back of train/direction train came from
- Up escalators, take exit to the left
- Coming out of metro, should be next to a funky looking grey curved roofed building next to you (if you see park plaza shopping mall - wrong exit)
- Walk towards corner facing white/red building and cross the 4 lane road with garden strip in middle, towards trees/park - going south
- Cross road and head down into underpass to cross the adjacent street
- Go through underpass, head straight and take right exit out
- Coming out of the underpass, the tall apartment building (white with red edges) should be on your on left, walk straight ahead with major road on right. The opposite side of road has mural with lady/books/rainbow
- Walk past a small car park, over little road, continue walking next to the major 4 lane road
- Walk on, with Yamaha building on right on other side of road
- Turn left at next street and walk past a building with a gold sign ATJIAC on left and a pale green building with #31 on it on the right. Move to the right side of the street (green building side)
- Keep walking past a bar called 'Friends House' on a black sign, on your left hand side, on other side of road
- Coming to a T junction, you should be looking at a red 2-3 storey building, cross the road and then turn right and walk down street with red building on your left.
- Continue past a grey building with a fence, entrance should be 200m from T junction

8  Thank Hippiepuppy
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Likes= Very unusual museum, with holographic exhibits as well as movies. To me, it was very interesting to learn about life in the villages in the pale of settlement.

I arranged a guide, who was very good but it proved to be unnecessary-- the museum is really very easy to follow, well organized. It helps alot it you speak russian (I do)-- if not, you'll want to have a guide here.

A little difficult to get to, but I enjoy subways. The museum is about a 15 minute walk from nearest subway station and there is a tram (#19) that stops very nearby.

A must see in Moscow!

2  Thank SanDiego_RunLong
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

It pains me to give a less than five star rating to such a well-intentioned place with so much potential. For a tourist, the location is difficult to find even when close by. There should be more signs announcing its presence. Take a taxi or get exact directions before going. Having visited other major Jewish museums, and because Moscow has such great attractions, my expectations were high going in. Afterwards, I felt the exhibits were only "okay" given the entrance fee. The highlight is a fun 4-D film. The signage on the exhibits could be improved. The gift shop could also use more offerings. We spent less than two hours there. The museum was almost new when we went, so maybe things will change with time.

3  Thank Dpvid
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