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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful building with superb views. Entry can be free - watch for the times. The Eichman exhibition was informative, harrowing and incredibly well presented. The voices of child survivors equally so. I was expecting more about how families settles throughout the years so left...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit will most certainly not be my last! This is one of the best curated museums in the city. The Zen-like Garden of Stones by Andy Goldsworthy is a wonderful foil to the harsh history on show in the galleries, as is Lox...More

Thank mrw_retired
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 14 year old son wanted to visit the museum to get more information about the WW II he is currently studying at school. This is a great place - lots of facts, photos, documentaries. One of the toughest history lessons is explained in a...More

Thank JoannaKrakow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I toured the Eichmann exhibit at this museum this morning. It was chilling and harrowing to see, such hatred and mass murder. This museum is located in a beautiful spot, at the southern tip of Manhattan in Battery Park City. There is a beautiful Garden...More

Thank seanworc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This exhibit clarifies and enforces Israel's right to bring this monster to justice. Eichmann had the chutzpah to ask for clemency from the court. Israel just released this handwritten document. Powerful, worth seeing exhibit

Thank 11bern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this museum. The permanent exhibits are done very well. I was very impressed by the current exhibition, Operation Finale, which details the capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann by Israel. Fascinating story told with film and real artifacts. The museum's architecture is beautiful and...More

Thank SusanNYC_12
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have a very strong need to visit most things in relation to the holocaust and jewish history. It really moved me and gave me a great insight to jewish history, present jewish life and the haunting experience of the holocaust. I went on my...More

Thank Abigail I
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great museum with lots of exhibits to look at, very informative and interesting with lots of true life stories. Inexpensive at $12 but if you go on a late night opening after 4pm it's free, small gift shop with lots of books.

Thank j_dhulston
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Not what you might think. This has different artifacts and exhibits that are so interesting! Displays explain uses of objects and what circa they are from.We spent 4 hours there and only left to see other sights we had planned. Even if you are not...More

Thank Juli B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I visited this museum on a recent trip to NYC. There were two major standing exhibits - one on Jewish history and culture and one on the Holocaust and the two special exhibits. All the exhibits were very well-done. A feature that sets this museum...More

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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.
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annellutz
23 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.
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rkivelevitz
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
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Mary S
29 June 2015|
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