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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 5 days ago

I felt the story of the Jewish European was told in a very streamlined manner. It covered all the bases without being too in depth nor did I find it "preachy". It was well done and an important place to visit.

Thank TravelinRobT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has been on my bucket list for a while now. It has beautiful architectural structure, conveniently located in the middle of Battery Park. We got a nice treat, by having a guest speaker retelling her survivor story. It was definitely the highlight of...More

Thank E S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to the Holocaust Museum in DC, the strength of the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York is the way it puts the Holocaust in the context of Jewish history and culture. It gives you a better understanding of Jewish life before and after...More

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The museum is very interesting and good value. It is well laid out with comprehensive and well sourced exhibits. We spent quite a few hours there. It is also a beautiful museum in a lovely location. Definitely worth visiting and spending some time there.

Thank shanix3
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Very interesting and well done. A chronological presentation of the events leading to the holocaust and the tragedy of that mass extermination.

Thank dfb260
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

If you on a budget look online for free entry into museums . This was a little treasure that poped up. My partner is jewish and he found it interesting. Its free entry on fridays.

Thank carleneri
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Three floors of experience of the past...very well done..I have seen Jewish museums and concentration camps and Holocaust exhibits in different parts of the world...the New York museum offers visitors a lot of information in such an amazing display ....so much so....that in a way...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The museum has a good presentation design starting from old jewish history till modern days, however modern days presentation is very biased and tells only one side of the story

Thank Ashraf A
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Have been to NYC many times but have missed this most amazing museum. Unfortunately closes at 3pm on Friday (February) we could have spent hours more inspecting the exhibits. Well presented - good flow - engaging and informative. And yes lunch care well worth a...More

Thank ElaineTO
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I had an hour for such from a business meeting and knew the museum was just a block away, I noticed the restaurant and thought I'd give it a try... Amazing. Free to visit the restaurant, even though you'll most likely want to see the...More

Thank Marc G
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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Is the museum appropriate for children ages 7 - 11?
30 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
Is it open on Mondays
29 June 2015|
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